Performance/Theater

Five Little Monkeys presented by Adventure Theater MTC

April 16, 2014 - 10:00 am - 11:00 am at Stephens Auditorium
Scheman Building, Suite 102

Going shopping… baking cakes… JUMPING ON BEDS!!! Five silly simian siblings insist on doing things their own way and monkey mayhem ensues in this zany play in cumulative verse. Five playful primates get into all kinds of mischief as they try to bake a surprise Birthday cake for mom, go shopping for clothes, have a picnic, climb a tree and so much more! Featuring wonderful costumes and amazing acting, the monkeys each display their own unique style while driving Mama monkey crazy.

Five Little Monkeys presented by Adventure Theater MTC

April 16, 2014 - 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm at Stephens Auditorium
Scheman Building, Suite 102

Going shopping… baking cakes… JUMPING ON BEDS!!! Five silly simian siblings insist on doing things their own way and monkey mayhem ensues in this zany play in cumulative verse. Five playful primates get into all kinds of mischief as they try to bake a surprise Birthday cake for mom, go shopping for clothes, have a picnic, climb a tree and so much more! Featuring wonderful costumes and amazing acting, the monkeys each display their own unique style while driving Mama monkey crazy.

Last Supper Drama

April 16, 2014 - 7:00 pm at Carlisle United Methodist Church
405 School Street

Make your Lenten season more meaningful by attending a performance of the Last Supper Drama, presented by the men of the West Des Moines United Methodist Church, 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, at the Carlisle United Methodist Church, 405 School Street, Carlisle, Iowa.

Last Supper Drama

April 17, 2014 - 7:00 pm at West Des Moines United Methodist Church
720 Grand Avenue

Make your Lenten season more meaningful by attending a performance of the Last Supper Drama, presented by the men of the West Des Moines United Methodist Church, 7:00 p.m., Thursday, April 17, at the West Des Moines United Methodist Church, 720 Grand Avenue, West Des Moines, Iowa.

Last Supper Drama

April 18, 2014 - 7:30 pm at First United Methodist Church
202 West Main Street

Make your Lenten season more meaningful by attending a performance of the Last Supper Drama, presented by the men of the West Des Moines United Methodist Church, 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 18, at the First United Methodist Church, 202 West Main Street, Marshalltown, Iowa.

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!

Red Green “How to Do Everything” Tour

May 6, 2014 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Stephens Auditorium
Scheman Building, Suite 102

Red Green, Canada’s foremost handyman, who became famous for such things as duct tape, Possum Lodge, and his own unique style of humour and wisdom now shares his thoughts on “How to do everything”.  After establishing himself in fifteen seasons of his enormously popular TV show as one of the world’s handiest men, he now shows there is no limit to his specialized knowledge and advice. An evening with Red Green is always an evening of advice and laughter. Be there to experience it in person.

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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Jerry Seinfeld

May 30, 2014 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Civic Center of Greater Des Moines
221 Walnut Street

Tickets $77.50, on sale March 28 at 9:00am. Tickets available online at DesMoinesPerformingArts.org, Ticketmaster outlets, Civic Center Ticket Office or by phone 800-745-3000.

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