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Now Playing Onstage in Des Moines - Week of 6/01/2014 TARZAN
JUDGE STORYS THEATRICAL TROUPE
6/4-6/8/2014
Based on Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan of the Apes and the smash-hit 1999 Disney animated film, TARZAN tells the story of an infant boy orphaned on the shores of West Africa. Taken in and raised by a tribe of gorillas, the young boy strives for acceptance by his ape father while grappling with his uniqueness. When a human expedition enters their territory, Tarzan - now a man - encounters strangers like himself for the first time.  TARZAN features music and lyrics by pop icon Phil Collins, including the Grammy and Oscar winning song, "You'll Be in My Heart", and book by Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang
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Now Playing Onstage in Des Moines - Week of 6/01/2014 GUYS & DOLLS
URBANDALE HIGH SCHOOL
4/25-6/8/2014
Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, this oddball romantic comedy - considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy - soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces us to a cast of vivid characters who have become legends in the canon: Sarah Brown, the upright but uptight "mission doll," out to reform the evildoers of Time Square; Sky Masterson, the slick, high-rolling gambler who woos her on a bet and ends up falling in love; Adelaide, the chronically ill nightclub performer whose condition is brought on by the fact she's been engaged to the same man for 14 years; and Nathan Detroit, her devoted fiance, desperate as always to find a spot for his infamous floating crap game.Everything works out in the end, thanks to the machinations of Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling's hilarious, fast-paced book and Frank Loesser's bright, brassy, immortal score, which takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City. Funny and romantic, GUYS AND DOLLS is ideal for audiences and performers of any age.
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Now Playing Onstage in Des Moines - Week of 6/01/2014 THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
BONDURANT FARRAR HIGH SCHOOL
4/4-6/8/2014
Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser.THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is a hilarious tale of overachievers' angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show's Tony Award winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time.
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Now Playing Onstage in Des Moines - Week of 6/01/2014 INTO THE WOODS
INDIANOLA HIGH SCHOOL
4/24-6/8/2014
The Brothers Grimm hit Broadway with an epic fairytale where worlds collide. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and brings them together for a timeless yet relevant piece and rare modern classic.The story follows a Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King's Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.One of Sondheim's most popular works, INTO THE WOODS is a musically sophisticated show with the opportunity to feature actors adept at dark comedy. Designers will especially enjoy highlighting the fantastical elements of this magical word.
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Now Playing Onstage in Des Moines - Week of 6/01/2014 DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
GRINNELL HIGH SCHOOL
3/6-6/8/2014
Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST! Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. Your audiences will be transported to the heart of provincial life in a lovely French town. When Maurice becomes lost in the woods on the way to the fair, he seeks shelter in an old castle, but the master of the castle is a horrible beast that takes him captive. Maruice's daughter, Belle, must then give up her freedom to save his life. Belle's taming of the unfortunate Beast and his ultimate transformation back into a handsome prince enthralled Broadway audiences for over 13 years. This "tale as old as time" is filled with spectacular costume and set opportunities, or even more simply staged, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST offers a great opportunity to bring your entire community together for family theatre at its best.
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Now Playing Onstage in Des Moines - Week of 6/01/2014 WE WILL ROCK YOU
Civic Center Of Greater Des Moines
6/10-6/15/2014
In its 11th smash year in London, with productions having occurred all over the world -Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, Spain, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Italy, Sweden, Canada, and Austria to name a few- WE WILL ROCK YOU, featuring the music of QUEEN, comes to North America for its first National Tour, beginning in the fall of 2013. Seen by more than 15 million people worldwide, WE WILL ROCK YOU is a guitar-thrashing, leather clad musical based on over two dozen QUEEN songs with a script and direction by ben Elton, music supervision by QUEEN, Roger Taylor and Brian May, and produced by Phil McIntyre Entertainment, Tribeca Theatrical Productions and Queen Theatrical Productions.
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Now Playing Onstage in Des Moines - Week of 6/01/2014 WE WILL ROCK YOU
Civic Center Of Greater Des Moines
6/10-6/15/2014
A futuristic, sci-fi musical featuring the songs of Queen. In a world where globilization has wiped out individuality, everything is spoon-fed to you. You are told what music to listen to, what movies to watch, what clothes to wear, and even what thoughts to think. However, a group of youths search for instruments to play music the way they want it played.
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Now Playing Onstage in Des Moines - Week of 6/01/2014 HAIRSPRAY JR
CLASS ACT PRODUCTIONS
6/6-6/22/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Des Moines - Week of 6/01/2014 AVENUE Q
STAGE WEST THEATRE COMPANY
6/6-6/22/2014
AVENUE Q is a gut-bustingly hilarious modern musical focusing on a group of unique 20-somethings making their way in the big city, seeking their purpose in life. Although the show addresses humorous adult issues, it is similar to a beloved children's show;  a place where puppets are friends, Monsters are good and life lessons are learned.Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, AVENUE Q is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart. AVENUE Q is a laugh-out-loud musical that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that although the residents seem nice, it's clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.Puppet RentalBe sure to visit MTI's Prop Shop to see our AVENUE Q puppets to rent!AVENUE Q NEW YORKVisit the official "Avenue Q New York" for NYC ticketing and more information.
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