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Des Moines Performing Arts Presents Jim Steinman's BAT OUT OF HELL THE MUSICAL

July 27, 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to present Jim Steinman’s award-winning BAT OUT OF HELL THE MUSICAL at the Des Moines Civic Center from Feb. 26, 2019 through March 3, 2019. Single tickets will go on sale Friday, Aug. 3 at 9 a.m. and can be purchased at DMPA.org, the Civic Center Ticket Office, and by phone at 515-246-2300. Groups of 12 or more may reserve tickets by calling 515-246-2340.

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Originally written as a musical, “Bat Out Of Hell” went on to become one of the most iconic and successful albums of all time. Forty years later, this critically acclaimed, smash hit “brings the theatre and its audience thrillingly alive” (The Stage) with its jaw-dropping, boundary-pushing spectacle and Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf's legendary hits, including “Dead Ring for Love,” “Two out of Three Ain’t Bad,” “Paradise by the Dashboard Light,” “I’d do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That),” and “Bat Out Of Hell.”

Jim Steinman’s BAT OUT OF HELL THE MUSICAL is a romantic adventure about rebellious youth and passionate love, set against the backdrop of a post-cataclysmic city adrift from the mainland. Strat, the forever-young leader of The Lost, has fallen for Raven, daughter of Falco, the tyrannical, ruler of Obsidian.

Directed by award-winning theatre and opera director Jay ScheibBAT OUT OF HELL THE MUSICAL has book, music and lyrics by GRAMMY Award-winning record producer, composer, and lyricist Jim Steinman, choreography by Emma Portner, with musical arrangements and supervision by Michael Reed, set design by Jon Bausor, costume design by Meentje Nielsen & Jon Bausor, video design by Finn Ross, lighting design by Patrick Woodroffe, sound design by Gareth Owen, orchestration by Steve Sidwell, casting by Carrie Gardner and Jillian Cimini, C.S.A., and musical direction by Ryan Cantwell.

BAT OUT OF HELL THE MUSICAL is produced by David Sonenberg, Michael Cohl, Randy Lennox, Tony Smith.

Casting will be announced at a later date. For additional information about Jim Steinman’s BAT OUT OF HELL THE MUSICAL, please visit DMPA.org or batoutofhellmusical.com.

About Des Moines Performing Arts

Des Moines Performing Arts is a private not-for-profit organization celebrating 40 seasons of presenting the performing arts to Iowa and the surrounding states on four stages in Des Moines – the Civic Center, the Stoner Theater, the Temple Theater and the newly renovated outdoor space, Cowles Commons. Des Moines Performing Arts is a presenter of major Broadway and educational touring companies, performers and groups, and is home to many local and regional groups, including the Des Moines Symphony. All performances of the Broadway Series are supported by Willis Auto Campus. All performances at the Temple Theater are supported by Prairie Meadows. All performances of the Family Series are supported by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield. For more information, visit DesMoinesPerformingArts.org.