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Bring It On: The Musical

April 25, 2014 - 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm at Stephens Auditorium
Scheman Building, Suite 102

Uniting some of the freshest and funniest creative minds on Broadway, BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL is inspired by the Bring It On films. BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL tells the story of the challenges and unexpected bonds formed through the thrill of extreme competition. With a colorful crew of characters, an exciting fresh sound and explosive dance with aerial stunts, this hilariously universal story is sure to be everything you hoped for and nothing like you expected.

Laura Ingalls Wilder presented by ArtsPower

April 28, 2014 - 10:00 am - 11:00 am at

Back by popular demand, this original musical chronicles the exciting adventures of the Ingalls family as they travel across the prairie in search of a little house to call home. Facing obstacles such as scarlet fever, Indian attacks and devastating crop losses, their pioneering spirit and family bonds are tested but never broken. This uplifting story by one of America’s most beloved authors captures the restlessness and excitement of loading up the covered wagon to find a new home amid the personal struggles Laura and her family face in carving out a new life together.

Laura Ingalls Wilder presented by ArtsPower

April 28, 2014 - 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm at

Back by popular demand, this original musical chronicles the exciting adventures of the Ingalls family as they travel across the prairie in search of a little house to call home. Facing obstacles such as scarlet fever, Indian attacks and devastating crop losses, their pioneering spirit and family bonds are tested but never broken. This uplifting story by one of America’s most beloved authors captures the restlessness and excitement of loading up the covered wagon to find a new home amid the personal struggles Laura and her family face in carving out a new life together.

Mamma Mia!

May 4, 2014 - 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm at Stephens Auditorium
Scheman Building, Suite 102

Over 45 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show! Writer Catherine Johnson’s sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone’s having the time of their lives! With more productions playing internationally than any other musical, MAMMA MIA! is the World’s No.1 Show!

Des Moines Symphony – Masterworks 7: Season Finale – Brahms 1 & Grosvenor Plays Saint-Saens

May 10, 2014 - 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm at Civic Center of Greater Des Moines
221 Walnut Street

Joseph Giuntaconducting
Benjamin Grosvenorpiano

BERLIOZ     Roman Carnival Overture
DEBUSSY     Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (Afternoon of a Faun)
SAINT-SAËNS     Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor
BRAHMS     Symphony No. 1 in C Minor

At just 20 years old, pianist Benjamin Grosvenor has already electrified the music world with his spell-binding performances. In 2011, The Daily Telegraph named him one of the “Top 10 Britons of the Year,” and he became Gramophone’s youngest ever double-award winner. He makes his Des Moines Symphony debut with Saint- Saëns’ exquisite G Minor Concerto, a glistening, energetic work with no “slow” movement. That, and Joseph Giunta concludes his 25th Anniversary Season with his favorite Brahms symphony.

Single tickets are $15-$55 and are available through Ticketmaster and the Civic Center Ticket Office.Student tickets are $7.50-$27.50 and are available through the Civic Center Ticket Office (221 Walnut Street, Des Moines; open 9a-5p Monday through Friday and two hours prior to performances).Student rush tickets, subject to availability, are $5 for junior high and high school students and $10 for all other students the day of the concert through the Civic Center Ticket Office.

Des Moines Symphony – Masterworks 7: Season Finale – Brahms 1 & Grosvenor Plays Saint-Saens

May 11, 2014 - 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm at Civic Center of Greater Des Moines
221 Walnut Street

Joseph Giuntaconducting
Benjamin Grosvenorpiano

BERLIOZ     Roman Carnival Overture
DEBUSSY     Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (Afternoon of a Faun)
SAINT-SAËNS     Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor
BRAHMS     Symphony No. 1 in C Minor

At just 20 years old, pianist Benjamin Grosvenor has already electrified the music world with his spell-binding performances. In 2011, The Daily Telegraph named him one of the “Top 10 Britons of the Year,” and he became Gramophone’s youngest ever double-award winner. He makes his Des Moines Symphony debut with Saint- Saëns’ exquisite G Minor Concerto, a glistening, energetic work with no “slow” movement. That, and Joseph Giunta concludes his 25th Anniversary Season with his favorite Brahms symphony.

Single tickets are $15-$55 and are available through Ticketmaster and the Civic Center Ticket Office.Student tickets are $7.50-$27.50 and are available through the Civic Center Ticket Office (221 Walnut Street, Des Moines; open 9a-5p Monday through Friday and two hours prior to performances).Student rush tickets, subject to availability, are $5 for junior high and high school students and $10 for all other students the day of the concert through the Civic Center Ticket Office.

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