Des Moines Performing Arts 2017-2018 Season

The Des Moines Performing Arts has announced their 2017-2018 season and it is a good one!

Des Moines, Iowa is very fortunate to have amazing performers and shows that travel to the Midwest to perform at one of the four Des Moines Performing Arts venues. These venues include:

  • Des Moines Civic Center
  • Stoner Theater
  • Temple Theater
  • Cowles Commons

Since the Des Moines Performing Arts opened in 1979 it has welcomed 8,944 performances and has welcomed 9.5 million attendees. In 2016-2017 the Willis Broadway Series had 12,901 ticket holders!

The Des Moines Performing Arts includes six different series including:

  • Willis Broadway Series
  • Prairie Meadows Temple Comedy Series
  • Live at the Temple Concert Series
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield Family Series
  • The Dance Series
  • Applause Series

Each year there is something for everyone. Whether it be a date night, girls night, family night, or taking your child to their very first theater performance, you will always find a show you HAVE to attend.

 Check out the 2017-2018 Season:

WILLIS BROADWAY SERIES

  • SOMETHING ROTTEN! (Oct 10-15, 2017, Civic Center)
  • THE COLOR PURPLE (Oct. 31–Nov. 5, 2017, Civic Center)
  • WAITRESS (Dec. 5–10, 2017, Civic Center)
  • STOMP (Jan. 26–28, 2018, Civic Center)
  • ON YOUR FEET! (Feb. 20–25, 2018, Civic Center)
  • CHICAGO (March 9–11, 2018, Civic Center)
  • THE HUMANS (April 3–8, 2018, Civic Center)
  • LES MISÉRABLES (April 17–22, 2018, Civic Center)
  • LESLIE ODOM, JR. in Concert with the Des Moines Symphony (May 12, 2018, Civic Center)
  • HAMILTON (June 27 –July 15, 2018, Civic Center)

PRAIRIE MEADOWS TEMPLE COMEDY SERIES

  • DIXIE’S TUPPERWARE PARTY (Nov. 28, 2017–Jan. 7, 2018)
  • ONE FUNNY MOTHER (Jan. 30–Feb. 4, 2018)
  • DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN (Feb. 13–March 4, 2018)
  • THE SECOND CITY: LOOK BOTH WAYS BEFORE TALKING (April 10–29, 2018)

PRAIRIE MEADOWS LIVE AT THE TEMPLE CONCERT SERIES

  • VELVET CARAVAN (Oct. 12, 2017)
  • RUTH MOODY BAND (Nov. 3, 2017)
  • ORDINARIUS (Jan. 16, 2018)
  • THE QUEEN’S CARTOONISTS (Feb. 11, 2018)
  • DANIKA PORTZ (March 8, 2018)
  • RANKY TANKY (May 17, 2018)

THE DANCE SERIES

  • HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO (Jan. 24, 2018, Civic Center)
  • MOMIX: OPUS CACTUS (March 3, 2018, Civic Center)
  • BALLET HISPANICO (May 5, 2018, Civic Center)

WELLMARK BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD FAMILY SERIES

  • PHANTOMS OF THE ORCHESTRA – Des Moines Symphony Family Concert (Oct. 29, 2017, Civic Center)
  • MR. POPPER’S PENGUINS (Jan. 13, 2018, Civic Center)
  • AIR PLAY (Feb. 17, 2018, Civic Center)
  • SHH! WE HAVE A PLAN (March 24, 2018, Temple Theater)
  • FEATHERS OF FIRE: A PERSIAN EPIC (April 14, 2018, Civic Center)
  • TETRIS (May 12, 2018, Temple Theater)

Buy your tickets now!

 

 

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