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Two Family Holiday Shows Coming to the Civic Center in 2018!

May 10, 2018

DES MOINES, IA — Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce that two family shows, RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL and MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS, are coming to the Des Moines Civic Center in December 2018. Details about each engagement can be found below.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

Monday, December 17, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
Des Moines Civic Center

The beloved TV classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer soars off the screen and returns to the stage this holiday season. Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us.

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Des Moines Civic Center

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday tradition for over 30 years!   Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics along with a selection of compositions from Chip’s groundbreaking Fresh Aire series which introduced the distinctive Mannheim sound to all of America. The program is a compilation of Christmas classics with some selected tracks of original Fresh Aire music and includes dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting. Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller. Their holiday CDs have become synonymous with Christmas and continue to occupy top spots on Billboard’s Seasonal Charts every year!

Tickets will go on sale Friday, May 14 at 9:00 a.m. and can be purchased at DMPA.org, the Civic Center Ticket Office, and by phone at 515-246-2300.

For additional information, please visit DMPA.org.

About Des Moines Performing Arts

Des Moines Performing Arts is a private not-for-profit organization celebrating 39 years 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.