Calendar

Jan
28
Tue
Come From Away @ Civic Center
Jan 28 @ 7:30 pm

The true story of the small town that welcomed the world. The New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

Don’t miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony® nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by this year’s Tony-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley. Newsweek cheers, “It takes you to a place you never want to leave!” On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all.

NO INTERMISSION

Age Recommendation: 10+
Please note: only children age 5 and over with tickets will be allowed into the theater for this production.

The Office! A Musical Parody @ Hoyt Sherman Auditoium
Jan 28 @ 7:30 pm

It’s a typical morning at Scranton’s third largest paper company until, for no logical reason, a documentary crew begins filming the lives of the employees of Dunder Mifflin. Don’t miss this hilarious, unauthorized parody of your favorite TV show, now coming to a city near you. Mashable calls the show “the world’s most elaborate inside joke, created with a whole lot of love, just for fans.” Original Off Broadway cast member, Madeline Glenn Thomas, will also join the tour cast as everyone’s favorite receptionist, Pam.

Writers Bob and Tobly McSmith are ecstatic about their third national tour (FRIENDS! The Musical Parody is currently touring North America). “The Office! A Musical Parody is on track to be our most successful New York production in 10 years,” says Tobly McSmith. “The Office! A Musical Parody is now one of the most successful off-Broadway shows in history. As Michael might say, ‘It’s been a dream come thru.’”

The Office! A Musical Parody is produced by Right Angle Entertainment, written by Bob and Tobly McSmith and composed by Assaf Gleizner.

Bob and Tobly McSmith (Writers) are distinguished gentlemen who met while applying for jobs at the Dippin’ Dots in the mall. They did not get the job but went on to create the following masterpieces: FRIENDS! The Musical Parody, Bayside! The Saved by the Bell Musical, Full! House! The Musical (Starring Perez Hilton), Katdashians! The Musical, Showgirls! The Musical and JonBenet! Murder Mystery Theater. They are hard at work on their next musical: The Passion of the Teletubbies.

Jan
29
Wed
Adore Us! Line @ Stoner Theater - Civic Center
Jan 29 @ 7:30 pm

Pick Me! Love Me! Vote for Me!

Politicians are auditioning for the role of a lifetime, and this parody of A Chorus Line! Shows the grit behind the glamor. With characters ripped from the headlines, Adore Us! Line offers a laughing look at the raucous caucus chaos.

Facts About The Play

  • A brand new musical from Robert John Ford, creator of Caucus! The Musical

  • Directed by local legend Maxwell Schaeffer

  • Inspired by the Broadway classic A Chorus Line

Come From Away @ Civic Center
Jan 29 @ 7:30 pm

The true story of the small town that welcomed the world. The New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

Don’t miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony® nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by this year’s Tony-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley. Newsweek cheers, “It takes you to a place you never want to leave!” On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all.

NO INTERMISSION

Age Recommendation: 10+
Please note: only children age 5 and over with tickets will be allowed into the theater for this production.

The Diary of Anne Frank @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
Jan 29 @ 7:30 pm

Performance Times: 7:30 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays; 2:00 PM Sundays

JAN 24 – FEB 9, 2020

“Where there’s hope, there’s life.” – Anne Frank

Wendy Kesselman’s adaptation of the original, Pulitzer Prize award-winning script by Goodrich and Hackett draws from previously unpublished parts of Anne Frank’s real-life diary. For nearly two years, Anne, her father, mother, and sister, joined with the Van Daan family, hide in a secret annex space above her father’s former office in Amsterdam as the Nazis deport the Jews of Holland to their deaths. In her secret attic, Anne comes of age: she laughs, plays, fights with her mother, and falls in love for the first time. In spite of her oppressive circumstances and the horrors that surround her, Anne’s spirit transcends, as she voices her belief that “in spite of everything, people are truly good at heart.” Anne’s dynamism, her luminous spirit, and her story of resilience continue to resonate deeply, making her story as vital today as when her diary first was published.

Mainstage Content Advisory: The Playhouse does not rate subject matter as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have questions about content, age appropriateness, or other aspects of the show (ie strobe lights and other theatrical effects), please contact the ticket office at 515-277-6261.

Jan
30
Thu
Preludio Strings, Youth Sinfonia & Youth Philharmonic Winter Concert @ Drake Performing Arts Hall
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for a concert featuring our Preludio Strings, Youth Sinfonia and Youth Philharmonic. This concert is open to the public and free to attend.

Adore Us! Line @ Stoner Theater - Civic Center
Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm

Pick Me! Love Me! Vote for Me!

Politicians are auditioning for the role of a lifetime, and this parody of A Chorus Line! Shows the grit behind the glamor. With characters ripped from the headlines, Adore Us! Line offers a laughing look at the raucous caucus chaos.

Facts About The Play

  • A brand new musical from Robert John Ford, creator of Caucus! The Musical

  • Directed by local legend Maxwell Schaeffer

  • Inspired by the Broadway classic A Chorus Line

Come From Away @ Civic Center
Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm

The true story of the small town that welcomed the world. The New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

Don’t miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony® nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by this year’s Tony-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley. Newsweek cheers, “It takes you to a place you never want to leave!” On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all.

NO INTERMISSION

Age Recommendation: 10+
Please note: only children age 5 and over with tickets will be allowed into the theater for this production.

The Diary of Anne Frank @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm

Performance Times: 7:30 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays; 2:00 PM Sundays

JAN 24 – FEB 9, 2020

“Where there’s hope, there’s life.” – Anne Frank

Wendy Kesselman’s adaptation of the original, Pulitzer Prize award-winning script by Goodrich and Hackett draws from previously unpublished parts of Anne Frank’s real-life diary. For nearly two years, Anne, her father, mother, and sister, joined with the Van Daan family, hide in a secret annex space above her father’s former office in Amsterdam as the Nazis deport the Jews of Holland to their deaths. In her secret attic, Anne comes of age: she laughs, plays, fights with her mother, and falls in love for the first time. In spite of her oppressive circumstances and the horrors that surround her, Anne’s spirit transcends, as she voices her belief that “in spite of everything, people are truly good at heart.” Anne’s dynamism, her luminous spirit, and her story of resilience continue to resonate deeply, making her story as vital today as when her diary first was published.

Mainstage Content Advisory: The Playhouse does not rate subject matter as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have questions about content, age appropriateness, or other aspects of the show (ie strobe lights and other theatrical effects), please contact the ticket office at 515-277-6261.

The Reminders @ Temple for Performing Arts
Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm

Live At The Temple

THE REMINDERS are a rare and remarkable musical duo seamlessly blending soulful sounds and roots music with insightful messages and thoughtful lyrics. The group consists of Brussels-born emcee Big Samir and Queens-born emcee/vocalist Aja Black, a collective creative force that’s hard to beat. Big Samir weaves intricate rhythmic patterns with a bilingual French/English flow, displaying his street-smart credibility in both his lyrics and cool demeanor. This is beautifully complimented by Aja Black’s confident delivery, diverse cadences, and unique vocal stylings. The two have an undeniable magical chemistry as they share more than lyrical abilities and stages; the couple shares a partnership in both music and life as Samir and Aja have been married for almost a decade.

Releasing their debut album, “Recollect” in 2008, and their latest, “Born Champions” in 2012, THE REMINDERS have been recognized and applauded for their work internationally through concerts, tours, music awards, TV and radio appearances, and their incredible and dedicated fan base. Having shared the stage with artists such as Les Nubians, Snoop Dogg, Fishbone, Barrington Levy, Nas, Mos Def, Big Boi, KRS-One, Rakim, K’Naan, and others, THE REMINDERS have established a firm place in today’s ever-evolving music scene, garnering international acclaim while paving a path all their own.

Please note: only children age 5 and over with tickets will be allowed into the theater for this production.

 

Jan
31
Fri
Youth Matinee Series @ Stephens Auditorium
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am

Matinee performances designed to enhance school curricula are also open to the general public. All seats $4 in advance; $5 at the door. All ages and all group sizes are welcome. Scholarship admission is available for students enrolled in the federal lunch program. Please contact Sara Compton at scompton@iastate.edu or 515-294-7389 with questions.

Many performances sell out, so pre-registration is encouraged to ensure you’ll get a seat. But mostly, we you hope come to the show and share the arts with the young ones in your life.

Climate Change Theatre Action: Lighting The Way

Friday, October 4, 2019 10:00 am – 11:30 am – Fisher Theater

Hikaru, Japan

Friday, October 4, 2019 10:00 am – 11:00 am – Stephens Auditorium

Maddi’s Fridge

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 10:00 am – 11:00 am – Stephens Auditorium

Maddi’s Fridge

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm – Stephens Auditorium

Chasing George Washington

Friday, November 1, 2019 10:00 am – Fisher Theater

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Monday, November 18, 2019 10:00 am – 11:00 am – Stephens Auditorium

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Monday, November 18, 2019 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm – Stephens Auditorium

Heroines – Barjché 2020

Friday, January 31, 2020 10:00 am – Stephens Auditorium

Click, Clack, Moo

Monday, February 10, 2020 10:00 am – Stephens Auditorium

Click, Clack, Moo

Monday, February 10, 2020 12:30 pm – Stephens Auditorium

Arts Midwest World Fest: CHOOR

Friday, February 21, 2020 10:00 am – 11:00 am – Stephens Auditorium

The Diary of Anne Frank (SOLD OUT – wait list only)

Friday, March 27, 2020 10:00 am – Stephens Auditorium

The Diary of Anne Frank – ADDED PERFORMANCE!

Friday, March 27, 2020 12:30 pm – Stephens Auditorium

ISU Symphony Orchestra

Friday, April 3, 2020 10:00 am – Stephens Auditorium

Miss Nelson has a Field Day

Monday, April 6, 2020 10:00 am – Stephens Auditorium

Miss Nelson has a Field Day

Monday, April 6, 2020 12:30 pm – Stephens Auditorium

The Pout-Pout Fish

Monday, April 27, 2020 10:00 am – Stephens Auditorium

The Pout-Pout Fish

Monday, April 27, 2020 12:30 pm – Stephens Auditorium

Of the Deep

Friday, May 1, 2020 10:00 am – Stephens Auditorium

Adore Us! Line @ Stoner Theater - Civic Center
Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm

Pick Me! Love Me! Vote for Me!

Politicians are auditioning for the role of a lifetime, and this parody of A Chorus Line! Shows the grit behind the glamor. With characters ripped from the headlines, Adore Us! Line offers a laughing look at the raucous caucus chaos.

Facts About The Play

  • A brand new musical from Robert John Ford, creator of Caucus! The Musical

  • Directed by local legend Maxwell Schaeffer

  • Inspired by the Broadway classic A Chorus Line

Come From Away @ Civic Center
Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm

The true story of the small town that welcomed the world. The New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

Don’t miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony® nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by this year’s Tony-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley. Newsweek cheers, “It takes you to a place you never want to leave!” On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all.

NO INTERMISSION

Age Recommendation: 10+
Please note: only children age 5 and over with tickets will be allowed into the theater for this production.

Jazzmeia Horn @ Staplin Performing Arts Center
Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm

Grammy® Award-nominated vocalist Jazzmeia Horn has a name that speaks for itself. Her performances are recognized for great storytelling, fluid vocals, and amazing scat singing. Since winning the Thelonious Monk Competition in 2015, Horn’s star has continued to rise, along with her reputation as an artist with an assured maturity and a vocal confidence far beyond her years. She has appeared at prestigious jazz festivals and legendary jazz clubs such as The Apollo, The Blue Note, Dizzy’s Jazz Club CocaCola, The Jazz Standard, and Birdland.

The Diary of Anne Frank @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm

Performance Times: 7:30 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays; 2:00 PM Sundays

JAN 24 – FEB 9, 2020

“Where there’s hope, there’s life.” – Anne Frank

Wendy Kesselman’s adaptation of the original, Pulitzer Prize award-winning script by Goodrich and Hackett draws from previously unpublished parts of Anne Frank’s real-life diary. For nearly two years, Anne, her father, mother, and sister, joined with the Van Daan family, hide in a secret annex space above her father’s former office in Amsterdam as the Nazis deport the Jews of Holland to their deaths. In her secret attic, Anne comes of age: she laughs, plays, fights with her mother, and falls in love for the first time. In spite of her oppressive circumstances and the horrors that surround her, Anne’s spirit transcends, as she voices her belief that “in spite of everything, people are truly good at heart.” Anne’s dynamism, her luminous spirit, and her story of resilience continue to resonate deeply, making her story as vital today as when her diary first was published.

Mainstage Content Advisory: The Playhouse does not rate subject matter as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have questions about content, age appropriateness, or other aspects of the show (ie strobe lights and other theatrical effects), please contact the ticket office at 515-277-6261.

Feb
1
Sat
Spectrum Stories @ Des Moines Playhouse
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am

Fall Session: Ages 6-16 Saturdays, 9:00-10:00 AM Sept. 7-Oct. 26

Winter Session: Ages 6-16 Saturdays, 9:00-10:00 AM Jan. 4-Feb. 29, 2020

Spring Session: Ages 6-16 Saturdays, 9:00-10:00 AM * Mar. 28-Apr. 25, 2020

$5.00 per session (payable by check or cash at the door each session)

Join us for an fun hour of drama! Come to one session or come to all! Open to any student, Spectrum Stories is a theatre class experience designed for the unique interests and needs of students on the autism spectrum. Through storytelling, creative play, social interaction and non-verbal communication, your student can work on social skills, flexible thinking, self-expression, empathy for others and self-confidence. Siblings and friends are welcome as well. Pre-registration online at dmplayhouse.com is encouraged but drop-ins are also welcome!

An additional emergency contact form is available at the door specifically for those who tend to elope. Parents are asked to remain in the building during class time, and may accompany their child into class if they wish.

 

Adore Us! Line @ Stoner Theater - Civic Center
Feb 1 @ 2:00 pm

Pick Me! Love Me! Vote for Me!

Politicians are auditioning for the role of a lifetime, and this parody of A Chorus Line! Shows the grit behind the glamor. With characters ripped from the headlines, Adore Us! Line offers a laughing look at the raucous caucus chaos.

Facts About The Play

  • A brand new musical from Robert John Ford, creator of Caucus! The Musical

  • Directed by local legend Maxwell Schaeffer

  • Inspired by the Broadway classic A Chorus Line

Come From Away @ Civic Center
Feb 1 @ 2:00 pm

The true story of the small town that welcomed the world. The New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

Don’t miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony® nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by this year’s Tony-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley. Newsweek cheers, “It takes you to a place you never want to leave!” On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all.

NO INTERMISSION

Age Recommendation: 10+
Please note: only children age 5 and over with tickets will be allowed into the theater for this production.

Adore Us! Line @ Stoner Theater - Civic Center
Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm

Pick Me! Love Me! Vote for Me!

Politicians are auditioning for the role of a lifetime, and this parody of A Chorus Line! Shows the grit behind the glamor. With characters ripped from the headlines, Adore Us! Line offers a laughing look at the raucous caucus chaos.

Facts About The Play

  • A brand new musical from Robert John Ford, creator of Caucus! The Musical

  • Directed by local legend Maxwell Schaeffer

  • Inspired by the Broadway classic A Chorus Line

Come From Away @ Civic Center
Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm

The true story of the small town that welcomed the world. The New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

Don’t miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony® nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by this year’s Tony-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley. Newsweek cheers, “It takes you to a place you never want to leave!” On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all.

NO INTERMISSION

Age Recommendation: 10+
Please note: only children age 5 and over with tickets will be allowed into the theater for this production.