BWW's Top Des Moines Theatre Stories of 2012

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BroadwayWorld brings you the Best of Des Moines in the year 2012. Check out the Top Theatre Stories from each month during in the year 2012. We look forward to another exciting year of theatre in 2013!

January

BWW's Top Des Moines Theatre Stories of 2012

Des Moines Community Playhouse to Present STUART LITTLE, 2/17


The Des Moines Community Playhouse's Kate Goldman Children's Theatre presents 'Stuart Little,' Feb. 17-Mar. 4. Tickets may be purchased online at www.dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at t... (read more...)
BWW's Top Des Moines Theatre Stories of 2012

THE BOOK OF MORMON Comes to the Civic Center, January 2013


The Civic Center of Greater Des Moines announced the National Tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, will play a strictly limited engagement at the Civic Center... (read more...)
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DM Playhouse Presents To Kill a Mockingbird


The Des Moines Community Playhouse will present 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' Jan. 20-Feb. 12, 2012.... (read more...)

February

BWW's Top Des Moines Theatre Stories of 2012

Iowa City-Based The Fez to Perform at the Englert, 3/9


The Englert Theatre will to present The Fez on Friday, March 9 at 8:00pm.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Des Moines Theatre Stories of 2012

Des Moines Community Playhouse Adds Performances To STUART LITTLE


The Des Moines Community Playhouse has added three performances of 'Stuart Little' at 4:00 PM, on Saturdays, Feb. 18, Feb. 25, and Mar. 3.... (read more...)
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Des Moines Community Playhouse to Announce New Season 2/28


The Des Moines Community Playhouse will hold a special 2012-13 Season Announcement Party on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012 at 5:00-7:00 PM. The announcement will be at 6:15 PM; appetizers and beverages will b... (read more...)

March

BWW's Top Des Moines Theatre Stories of 2012

9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL Launches St. Jacobs Country Playhouse 2012 Season


Drayton Entertainment has kicked off the 2012 Season at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse with 9 To 5: The Musical, the comedy based on the 1980 film starring Dolly Parton.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Des Moines Theatre Stories of 2012

STAGE TUBE: Midtown Men Promote Upcoming Des Moines Performance


On April 22, The Midtown Men will take the stage at Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines, Iowa for a concert featuring the '60s hits that are on their latest album. In this video, the four stars show off ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Des Moines Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Plash: DM Playhouse Presents RING OF FIRE, 3/30-4/22


The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents the music of Johnny Cash in 'Ring of Fire,' Mar. 30-Apr. 22, 2012. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, and at the ... (read more...)

April

BWW's Top Des Moines Theatre Stories of 2012

THE BOOK OF MORMON & More Set for Des Moines Civic Center in 2012-2013


The Civic Center of Greater Des Moines announced the 2012-2013 season Monday evening in front of hundreds of Civic Center members... (read more...)
BWW's Top Des Moines Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Four Original JERSEY BOYS Bring the Sixties to Des Moines


Four stars from the original Broadway cast of Jersey Boys stop in Des Moines for a night of old time rock 'n' roll.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Des Moines Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: MEMPHIS Brings the Birth of Rock 'N' Roll to Des Moines


The birth of rock 'n' roll would seem to be too broad a topic to be covered in the short span of a Broadway musical, but Memphis has found a way to successfully tell one aspect of that story with a co... (read more...)

May

BWW's Top Des Moines Theatre Stories of 2012

Des Moines Community Playhouse Presents PINKALICIOUS, 6/7-9 & 16


The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents the new musical, 'Pinkalicious,' June 7-9 and June 16. Performances are at The Playhouse at 9:30 AM and 1:30 PM, Thursday, June 7, and Friday, June 8, and 1... (read more...)
BWW's Top Des Moines Theatre Stories of 2012

Des Moines Community Playhouse Presents MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS, 6/8-24


The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents 'Moonlight and Magnolias,' June 8-24. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, and at The Playhouse ticket office, 831 ... (read more...)
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BWW Reviews: Improvised Shakespeare Company Amuses Des Moines Audiences


The experience of a performance by the Improvised Shakespeare Company is difficult to describe because it is much less about the story than it is about watching the troupe come up with it on the fly.... (read more...)

June

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BWW Reviews: Idina Menzel Belts WICKED, RENT and More in Des Moines


Broadway powerhouse and Tony-winner Idina Menzel brought her Barefoot at the Symphony tour to the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines on Friday.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Des Moines Theatre Stories of 2012

Billy Elliot, Idina Menzel & More Head to Des Moines in June


With the start of summer comes the promise of sunny days, but since June is only the first of many warm months to come, there is no excuse not to duck into a theater for a few hours to catch a fabulou... (read more...)
BWW's Top Des Moines Theatre Stories of 2012

Englert to Host Englert Speakeasy: An Evening of Whiskey Tasting, 6/22


The Englert Theatre will present the inaugural Englert Speakeasy: An Evening of Whiskey Tasting on Friday, June 22 from 9-11pm.... (read more...)

July

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Steve Earle to Read at Prairie Lights, 8/7


Root rocker and author Steve Earle will read from his new novel I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive at Prairie Lights on Tuesday, August 7 at 4pm, with a book signing and Q&A following. The reading... (read more...)
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BWW Reviews: DM Playhouse's RENT Honors Original


For millions of devoted Rentheads, the musical Rent epitomizes a way to live your life. How does the Des Moines Playhouse production stack up against such a legacy?... (read more...)
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Des Moines Community Playhouse Honors Playhouse Legends, 7/21


Join the Des Moines Community Playhouse in Honoring Playhouse Legends on Saturday, July 21. The event begins at 4:00 PM with a cocktails and hors d'oeuvres reception. The program follows at 4:30 PM. T... (read more...)

August

BWW's Top Des Moines Theatre Stories of 2012

DM Playhouse Final Act Ensemble Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ Radio Play, 8/13


The Final Act Ensemble, a Playhouse troupe that performs classic and original radio plays, will present 'The Wizard of Oz' at the Iowa State Fair's Farm Bureau Pioneer Hall, 12:00 PM, Monday, Aug.13.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Des Moines Theatre Stories of 2012

DM Playhouse Presents Teen Theatre Night, 9/8


The Des Moines Community Playhouse is the home for Second Saturday, 7:30-10:00 PM, Saturday, Sept. 8. Second Saturday is an alternative Saturday night entertainment for young people in grades 6-12. Co... (read more...)
BWW's Top Des Moines Theatre Stories of 2012

August Theater Sizzles with Iowa Improv Fest and RENT


The lazy hazy crazy days of summer continue throughout the month of August, but there are some great events to catch this month.... (read more...)

September

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DM Playhouse Opens Friday Funday With CHICKEN LITTLE, 10/12


The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents 'Chicken Little,' Friday, Oct. 12. This story is the first in the 2012-13 season of Friday Funday, a creative participatory story theatre program for childr... (read more...)
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Englert Theatre Announces Centennial Events


The Englert Theatre has announced its Centennial Celebration programming schedule. The programming will run from October 11 to November 8, and feature world-renowned artists including: Alloy Orchestra... (read more...)
BWW's Top Des Moines Theatre Stories of 2012

DM Playhouse Presents Teen Theatre Night, 10/13


The Des Moines Community Playhouse is the home for Second Saturday, 7:30-10:00 PM, Saturday, Oct. 13. Second Saturday is an alternative Saturday night entertainment for young people in grades 6-12. Co... (read more...)

October

BWW's Top Des Moines Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: First Look at DM Playhouse's BECKY'S NEW CAR


The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents the new comedy, 'Becky's New Car,' Oct. 19-Nov. 4. Get a first look at the show in the photos below!... (read more...)
BWW's Top Des Moines Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: First Look at DM Playhouse's LITTLE HOUSE CHRISTMAS AT PLUM CREEK


The Des Moines Community Playhouse Kate Goldman Children's Theatre presents 'Little House Christmas at Plum Creek,' Nov. 9-Dec. 2. Get a first look at the cast onstage below!... (read more...)
BWW's Top Des Moines Theatre Stories of 2012

DM Playhouse Presents BECKY'S NEW CAR, 10/19-11/4


The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents the new comedy, 'Becky's New Car,' Oct. 19-Nov. 4. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, and at The Playhouse ticket... (read more...)

November

BWW's Top Des Moines Theatre Stories of 2012

DM Playhouse Presents Teen Theatre Night, 11/10


The Des Moines Community Playhouse is the home for Second Saturday, 7:30-10:00 PM, Saturday, Nov. 10. Second Saturday is an alternative Saturday night entertainment for young people in grades 6-12. Co... (read more...)
BWW's Top Des Moines Theatre Stories of 2012

DM Playhouse's Final Act Ensemble Presents THE GIFT OF THE MAGI and A CHRISTMAS CAROL Radio Plays, 12/17


The Final Act Ensemble, a Des Moines Community Playhouse troupe that performs classic and original radio plays, will present 'The Gift of the Magi' and 'A Christmas Carol' at the Des Moines Community ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Des Moines Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Proves 'A Tale As Old As Time'


You would be hard pressed to find an adult or child of a certain age not familiar with the tale of Beauty and the Beast. It would have been equally as difficult to find someone who did not leave the C... (read more...)

December

BWW's Top Des Moines Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Unique Theatrical Experience in War Horse Not to be Missed


War Horse, which played last week at the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines, is about as unique a theatrical experience as there has been in recent years.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Des Moines Theatre Stories of 2012

Mission Creek Festival Announces 2013 Dates


The eighth annual Mission Creek Festival returns April 2-7, 2013. The six-day event takes over music venues and art spaces in downtown Iowa City, creating a community-wide celebration of music, litera... (read more...)
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Holiday Spirit Abounds in Des Moines This December


The holiday season is upon us and there are plenty of ways to celebrate the season in the theater this December.... (read more...)

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