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Great Entertainment, Affordable Prices With Wellmark Blue Cross And Blue Shield Family Series

June 30, 2014

A diverse mix of classical music, acrobatics, industrial scrap instruments and a fight for justice represents the 2014-2015 Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Family Series, now in its sixth season and presented by Des Moines Performing Arts.

Season tickets, just $27 for a three-show package, go on sale Wednesday, July 9 at 9 a.m. at the Civic Center Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster locations, charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000 and online at DesMoinesPerformingArts.org.

The three shows in the Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield Family Series season ticket package are the DES MOINES SYMPHONY FAMILY CONCERT, THE PEKING ACROBATS and SCRAP ARTS MUSIC. THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD is an add-on show for the Series and is an additional $5 per ticket when purchased with a season ticket package.

About the 3-Show Season Ticket Package

Jan. 17, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the Civic Center
Children and their family members will get to experience the wonder of a live symphony and be introduced to classical musical. Guest artist and program will soon be announced.

Feb. 14, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the Civic Center
Based on the ancient Chinese tradition from more than 2,000 years ago, The Peking Acrobats perform astounding acrobatic feats accompanied by live music. This group holds a world record for balancing six people on six chairs, 21-feet high!

For more information, visit chineseacrobats.com/pa.php.

March 7, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the Civic Center
Scrap Arts Music is a high-energy percussion ensemble – performing on hand-crafted instruments fashioned from industrial scrap and off-beat materials. The group is highly physical, wildly theatrical and thoroughly entertaining!

For more information, visit scrapartsmusic.com.

May 23, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the Temple Theater
Somewhere near you there is a band of brothers fighting for justice, seeking to rid the land of evil and return hope to the poorly treated. Join internationally acclaimed Visible Fictions for a silly and unexpected take on Robin Hood. Be prepared to unleash your imagination!

THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD is recommended for ages seven and up.

For more information, visit visiblefictions.co.uk/.

Discovery Party
Families can extend the theater-going experience by attending the Discovery Party held one hour prior to the start of the show in the Nollen Lobby and Prairie Meadows Lobby of the Des Moines Civic Center. Parents are encouraged to bring the entire family for arts and crafts, activities, demonstrations, and other fun programs. The Discovery Party is free to ticket holders.

About Des Moines Performing Arts

Des Moines Performing Arts is a private not-for-profit organization celebrating 35 years of presenting the performing arts to Iowa and the surrounding states on three stages in Des Moines — the Civic Center, the Stoner Theater and the Temple Theater. The organization also operates Cowles Commons (formerly Nollen Plaza), a longtime Des Moines landmark currently under redesign and renovation. 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.