Des Moines Fall 2012 Theater Season Kicks Off - Highlights!

September 3
5:58 PM 2012

Des Moines Fall 2012 Theater Season Kicks Off - Highlights!

Though the heat is still stifling in the Des Moines area, several area theater companies will be ringing in the fall theater season and kicking off their 2012-2013 season this month. Read on to find out more.

The Des Moines Playhouse opens their season with the Andrew Lloyd Weber musical Sunset Boulevard. This Tony winner for Best Musical, based on the Billy Wilder film of the same name, tells the tale of former silent movie star Norma Desmond and her desperate attempt to stay relevant in the golden age of Hollywood. The show runs September 7 -30th. For additional information and to purchase tickets visit 

On September 14th, Repertory Theater of Iowa begins the season with the debut of an original stage adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility by RTI’s own Kerry Skram. Sense and Sensibility follows the romantic foibles of the Dashwood sisters in the English countryside. Performances end September ­­­30th. For more information visit

Des Moines Fall 2012 Theater Season Kicks Off - Highlights!

Finally, StageWest opens the season with Tracy LettsSuperior Donuts. Superior Donutsportrays the unpredictable relationship between a rundown donut shop owner and his only employee, a black teenager who wants the shop to prosper. Running from September 21 – October 7th, this comedic drama is making its’ central Iowa debut. For additional information and to purchase tickets visit

The options available this month are only a hint of what’s to come as the new theater season gets under way.

Des Moines THEATER Stories | Shows

About the Author

Get Author Alerts
Brooke Bridenstine Brooke is a Des Moines native who has been enjoying theater her entire life. She fell in love with writing about theater in college when an extra credit assignment in Theater 106 was to go to a show and review it. After seeing Wicked thirteen times last year, Brooke decided it was time to start making something of her passion.


Beautiful: The Carole King Musical in Des MoinesBeautiful: The Carole King Musical
Civic Center Of Greater Des Moines
(Runs 12/6 - 12/11)
South Pacific
Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre
(Runs 6/16 - 6/19)
State Fair
Leon Community Theater
(Runs 8/5 - 8/7)
Grand Opera House
(Runs 6/17 - 6/26)
Judge Story's Theatrical Troupe
(Runs 6/2 - 6/12)