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JUDY GARLAND IN CONCERT Comes To Des Moines Civic Center 5/6

The timeless artistry of Judy Garland and the impact of her most dynamic performances join with the symphonic sounds of the Des Moines Symphony at the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines in the Iowa premiere of Judy Garland IN CONCERT. In this all-new concert event, Judy will electrify audiences for an exclusive one-night-only performance on Saturday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for Judy Garland IN COCNERT go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 30, 2009 at the Civic Center Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster locations, charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000 and online at Groups of 20 or more should call (515) 246-2321.

Saturday March 6 7:30 p.m. $30.00 / $50.00 / $70.00

All pricing includes a Building Restoration Fee of $2.50

Judy Garland IN CONCERT uses cutting-edge technology to present the sights and sounds of Judy performing her greatest hits. Audiences will experience Judy's singular stage presence accompanied by a the Des Moines Symphony performing the classic arrangements that have thrilled millions worldwide. Multiple screens above the stage will incorporate rare home movies, photographs and the star's own reminiscences to create a magical evening of unique entertainment spanning her entire life and career.

"I'll never forget watching my mom perform," said Judy Garland's son, Joe Luft, "the passion she brought to the stage and the way she could captivate an audience. I believe Judy Garland IN CONCERT captures that experience."

"This is the great American songbook of the 20th century performed by the foremost interpreter of these songs," said James Sanna, Executive Producer of Judy Garland IN CONCERT. "In every respect, it's the greatest Judy Garland concert ever. Audiences are in for an amazing one-of-a-kind experience that includes favorites like ‘Over the Rainbow,' ‘That's Entertainment,' ‘Chicago' and many others."

"Judy was the original American idol," said Emmy®-winning Garland authority John Fricke, who serves as Creative Supervisor for Judy Garland IN CONCERT. "The public repeatedly voted her number one through buying movie tickets and flocking to her live performances. Judy's concerts gave audiences a remarkable sense of being alive. There's nobody like her, then or now."

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About Running Subway
Running Subway is a New York-based live entertainment company that conceptualizes, produces,
markets and manages iconic productions and exhibits combining traditional entertainment with
innovative technology and groundbreaking ideas to provide audiences with unique and unforgettable experiences. Running Subway is pleased to present the premiere of Judy Garland In Concert! After debuting in Boston in June 2008, the concert will embark on a worldwide tour. Other Running Subway productions include: Sinatra at the London Palladium, a ground breaking theatrical event; Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, a record-breaking Broadway production now touring nationally; Bodies...The Exhibition, an anatomical event that has welcomed visitors at Manhattan's South Street Seaport since November 2005; Peter Pan at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden that marked Cathy Rigby's final NY appearance in her signature role in 2005; and many more. For more information on Running Subway, please visit, call (212) 556-4705 or e-mail

The Civic Center of Greater Des Moines
The Civic Center of Greater Des Moines is a private not-for-profit corporation celebrating over 30 years of presenting the performing arts to Iowa and the surrounding states. It is the presenter of major Broadway and educational touring companies, performers and groups, and is the performing home of many local and regional groups, including the Des Moines Symphony and StageWest. All performances of the Broadway Series are supported by Willis Auto Campus. All performances at the Civic Center's Temple Theater are supported by Prairie Meadows. All performances of the Family Series are supported by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

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