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Single Tickets Available for Three Willis Broadway Series Shows Starting Nov. 19

November 13, 2018

DES MOINES, IA — Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce that single tickets for three Willis Broadway Series shows, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s SCHOOL OF ROCK–THE MUSICAL, BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL & MEGAN HILTY IN CONCERT, and THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, will be available starting Monday, Nov. 19 at 9 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at DMPA.org, the Civic Center Ticket Office, and by phone at 515-246-2300.

Details about each show are available below:

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s SCHOOL OF ROCK–The Musical

April 30–May 5, 2019

Des Moines Civic Center

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SCHOOL OF ROCK is a New York Times Critics’ Pick and “AN INSPIRING JOLT OF ENERGY, JOY AND MAD SKILLZ!” (Entertainment Weekly). Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage. Vanity Fair raves, “FISTS OF ALL AGES SHALL BE PUMPING!


May 11, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Des Moines Civic Center

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Experience a night of Broadway hits and unforgettable music with the star of NBC’s SMASH and Tony Award Nominee MEGAN HILTY (Wicked, Gentleman Prefer Blondes, Noises Off) and two-time Tony Award-winner BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL (Man of La Mancha, Shuffle Along, Ragtime) in concert with the Des Moines Symphony.


June 25–30, 2019

Des Moines Civic Center

Assets Link: https://app.box.com/s/i360bo5unrvvs4wy691hwblq71qvhkge

What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, Broadway & London’s award-winning smash comedy! Called “A GUT-BUSTING HIT” (The New York Times) and “THE FUNNIEST PLAY BROADWAY HAS EVER SEEN” (HuffPost), this classic murder mystery is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania delivering “A RIOTOUS EXPLOSION OF COMEDY” (Daily Beast). Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it’s “TONS OF FUN FOR ALL AGES” (HuffPost) and “COMIC GOLD” (Variety) – sure to bring down the house!

For additional information about these performances, please visit DMPA.org.

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 DMPA.org.