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Des Moines Musicals & Plays

Farce of Habit
Giving Tree Theater (8/13 - 8/22)
Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical in Des Moines Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical
Des Moines Playhouse (7/10 - 8/7)
Meredith Wilson's The Music Man in Des Moines Meredith Wilson's The Music Man
North Scott Performing Arts Auditorium (7/30 - 8/8)
Singin' in the Rain in Des Moines Singin' in the Rain
Des Moines Playhouse (3/25 - 4/10)
Constellations
Clinton Area Showboat Theatre (8/5 - 8/14)
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Reviews

BWW Review: POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL at Des Moines Playhouse Photo

BWW Review: POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL at Des Moines Playhouse

In college while studying theatre, I was introduced to a new world, the world of children's theatre. While many shows in that world are based on well-known stories, once and a while you would see a play that tackled a topic that might be difficult to talk about, and present it on stage in a kid friendly way. When I heard 'Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical' was going to be performed at Des Moines Playhouse, I was very intrigued. From what I could see, this show wasn't based on a well-known book like many of the Kate Goldman Children's Theatre's shows. So I was intrigued as to what topic might be presented in this play.

BWW Review: JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at Urbandale Community Theatre Photo

BWW Review: JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at Urbandale Community Theatre

BWW Review: Splendid FELLOW TRAVELERS at Des Moines Metro Opera Photo

BWW Review: Splendid FELLOW TRAVELERS at Des Moines Metro Opera

BWW Review: PLAZA SUITE at Des Moines Playhouse Photo

BWW Review: PLAZA SUITE at Des Moines Playhouse

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Full Casting Announced For BRUCEMORCHESTRA XIV: AN EVENING OF RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN Photo

Full Casting Announced For BRUCEMORCHESTRA XIV: AN EVENING OF RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN

Revival Theatre Company has announced its five local performers appearing Saturday, September 18, 2021, at Orchestra Iowa's 'Brucemorchestra XIV: An Evening of Rodgers & Hammerstein' performed on the front lawn of the historic Brucemore mansion in Cedar Rapids.

JOSEPH HALL: ELVIS ROCK 'N REMEMBER Returns To The Coralville Center For The Performing Ar Photo

JOSEPH HALL: ELVIS ROCK 'N REMEMBER Returns To The Coralville Center For The Performing Arts, August 7

ICYMI: Watch the Top 10 College Students Perform for Next on Stage: Dance Edition! Photo

ICYMI: Watch the Top 10 College Students Perform for Next on Stage: Dance Edition!

ICYMI: Watch the Top 10 High School Students Perform for Next on Stage: Dance Edition! Photo

ICYMI: Watch the Top 10 High School Students Perform for Next on Stage: Dance Edition!

Meet Our NEXT ON STAGE: DANCE EDITION Season 2 College Top 10! Photo

Meet Our NEXT ON STAGE: DANCE EDITION Season 2 College Top 10!

VIDEO: Next on Stage: Dance Edition College Top 10 Announced - Watch Now! Photo

VIDEO: Next on Stage: Dance Edition College Top 10 Announced - Watch Now!

VIDEO: Next on Stage: Dance Edition High School Top 10 Announced - Watch Now! Photo

VIDEO: Next on Stage: Dance Edition High School Top 10 Announced - Watch Now!

BWW Review: JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at Urbandale Community Theatre Photo

BWW Review: JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at Urbandale Community Theatre

Voting Now Open for Top 10 of Next on Stage: Dance Edition! Photo

Voting Now Open for Top 10 of Next on Stage: Dance Edition!

JOSEPH HALL: ELVIS ROCK 'N REMEMBER Returns to the Coralville Center for the Performing Ar Photo

JOSEPH HALL: ELVIS ROCK 'N REMEMBER Returns to the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, August 7

BWW Review: Splendid FELLOW TRAVELERS at Des Moines Metro Opera Photo

BWW Review: Splendid FELLOW TRAVELERS at Des Moines Metro Opera

BWW Review: PLAZA SUITE at Des Moines Playhouse Photo

BWW Review: PLAZA SUITE at Des Moines Playhouse

Meet Our NEXT ON STAGE: DANCE EDITION Season 2 College Top 15! Photo

Meet Our NEXT ON STAGE: DANCE EDITION Season 2 College Top 15!

BROADWAY AT THE IOWA Concert Runs This Weekend at the Iowa Theater Photo

BROADWAY AT THE IOWA Concert Runs This Weekend at the Iowa Theater

Iowa Stage Theatre Company Returns To In-Person Performances Photo

Iowa Stage Theatre Company Returns To In-Person Performances

BWW Review: GODSPELL at Des Moines Playhouse: An Energetic Reimagining of a Classic Show! Photo

BWW Review: GODSPELL at Des Moines Playhouse: An Energetic Reimagining of a Classic Show!

Ben Rimalower's Broken Records QuaranStreams Continues with Roses and Daffodils: The Essen Photo

QuaranStreams Continues with Roses and Daffodils: The Essential Follies Playlist

BWW Review: PLATEE at Des Moines Metro Opera: An Exciting Updated Production for a Classic Photo

BWW Review: PLATEE at Des Moines Metro Opera: An Exciting Updated Production for a Classic Opera

Urbandale Community Theatre Presents JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Photo

Urbandale Community Theatre Presents JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

BWW Previews: PLAY-WRITE PROJECT at Carousel Theatre Of Indianola: Five World Premiere Pla Photo

BWW Previews: PLAY-WRITE PROJECT at Carousel Theatre Of Indianola: Five World Premiere Plays Debuting Over The Next Five Weeks

BWW Review: QUEEN OF SPADES in Des Moines Sets Off Fireworks of Its Own in Time for the Ho Photo

BWW Review: QUEEN OF SPADES in Des Moines Sets Off Fireworks of Its Own in Time for the Holiday

BWW Review: Attend the Tale of SWEENEY TODD in Des Moines—the Perfect Evening After a Year Photo

BWW Review: SWEENEY TODD in Des Moines—the Perfect Evening After a Year Without Theatre

Des Moines Metro Opera Announces Expanded Commission Of AMERICAN APOLLO Photo

Des Moines Metro Opera Announces Expanded Commission Of AMERICAN APOLLO

Casting Announced For BRUCEMORCHESTRA XIV AN EVENING OF RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN Photo

Casting Announced For BRUCEMORCHESTRA XIV AN EVENING OF RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN

The Broadway Gram Launches On BroadwayWorld Stage Door Photo

The Broadway Gram Launches On BroadwayWorld Stage Door

Broadway at the Adler Theatre 2021-22 Season Announced Photo

Broadway at the Adler Theatre 2021-22 Season Announced

Cathryn Wake and Joel Waggoner Join Nancy Opel in Regional Theatre Premiere of THE SUFFRAG Photo

Cathryn Wake and Joel Waggoner Join Nancy Opel in Regional Theatre Premiere of THE SUFFRAGIST

SPELLING BEE to Open This Friday at City Circle Theatre Company Photo

SPELLING BEE to Open This Friday at City Circle Theatre Company

Photo Flash: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY in Concert from Tallgrass Theatre Company Photo

Photo Flash: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY in Concert from Tallgrass Theatre Company

Outdoor Production of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY to be Presented by Tallgrass Theatre C Photo

Outdoor Production of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY to be Presented by Tallgrass Theatre Company

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