Winners Announced For The 2020 BroadwayWorld Des Moines Awards! Iowa Stage Theatre Company & More Take Home Wins!

Check out the full list of Des Moines winners below!

BWW Regional Awards

Winners have been announced for the 2020 BroadwayWorld Des Moines Awards - which were back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade!

The public submitted the nominees and voted for their favorites. Check out the results below!

The 2020 BroadwayWorld Regional Awards are presented by TodayTix.

Community theatre productions, student productions, and college productions were all included! (Please check respective category rules.) Eligibility was for productions which opened between 2011 and September 30th, 2020. Voting ran through December 31.

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Check Out The 2020 Des Moines Award Winners!

Arts Educator Of The Decade
Brad Dell, Iowa State University

Best Ensemble
ADORE US! LINE - Iowa Stage Theatre Company - 2020

Best Pre/Post Show Dining (Restaurant)
Court Avenue Brewing Company

Costume Design of the Decade
Susanna Douthit - A CHRISTMAS CAROL - Iowa Stage Theatre Company - 2019

Director of a Musical of the Decade
Maxwell Schaeffer - ADORE US! LINE - Iowa Stage Theatre Company - 2020

Director of a Play of the Decade
Jodi Jinks - GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES - Iowa Stage Theatre Company - 2019

Lighting Design of the Decade
Jim Trenberth - A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE - Iowa Stage Theatre Company - 2018

Original Script Of The Decade
Robert John Ford - ADORE US! LINE - Iowa Stage Theatre Company - 2020

Performer Of The Decade
Kim Grimaldi - AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY - Stagewest + Repertory Theatre of Iowa - 2017

Production Of A Musical Of The Decade
ADORE US! LINE - Iowa Stage Theatre Company - 2020

Production Of A Play Of The Decade
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY - Stagewest + Repertory Theater of Iowa - 2017

Set Design Of The Decade
Jay Jagim - A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE - Iowa Stage Theatre Company - 2018

Sound Design of the Decade
Josh Jepson - IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO - Iowa Stage Theatre Company - 2018

Volunteer Of The Decade
Sue Dittmer

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The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra Swings into Coralville in June

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Every once and a while, when a new season is announced, I find a show in the lineup that I can help but anticipate seeing. For me, that happened when Iowa Stage announced they would be doing 'A Bright New Boise' as part of their 2023 season. It wasn't a show I was familiar with, but it was a plot I was going to be able to relate to. That was due to the show taking place at a Hobby Lobby. I have not worked for Hobby Lobby, but I did work retail for a few years, so going in, I was excited to see another look at the retail working experience. What I got was so much more.

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