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Megan Helmers is a Cloris Award-winning artist who has worked with theatres across Central Iowa. Megan's work as a Director/Choreographer includes Des Moines Young Artists' Theatre's Bring it On (Cloris Award - Best Choreography, Cloris Nominations: Best Direction, Best Musical); The Des Moines ... (read more)
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Bio:
Megan Helmers is a Cloris Award-winning artist who has worked with theatres across Central Iowa. Megan's work as a Director/Choreographer includes Des Moines Young Artists' Theatre's Bring it On (Cloris Award - Best Choreography, Cloris Nominations: Best Direction, Best Musical); The Des Moines ... (read more)
BWW Review: CLOSER at Open Door RepBWW Review: CLOSER at Open Door Rep
by DC Felton - Apr 13, 2019

If your theatre doesn't have a home base, it can be difficult to find places to perform your shows. Sometimes it means finding a new place to perform. This can be both challenging and exciting at the same time. Now imagine a theatre that does this for every show. That would be Open Door Rep. They find new spaces for each show as their mission is to be accessible both financially and demographically. Their current show "Closer" by Patrick Marber, which plays through April 20, is both accessible financially with a $12 ticket price, and demographically by being held at Main Frame Studios. One of the great things about this location is that it is an art studio. While at the show, take a look at all the beautiful art that lines the hallways. (more...)

Revival Theatre Company Announces CHAPLIN Principal CastingRevival Theatre Company Announces CHAPLIN Principal Casting
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2019

The regional premiere of Chaplin has announced its principal casting. Zane Hadish will step into the shoes of Charlie Chaplin. Hadish steps into the role after his recent work on (9 to 5 and Sunday in the Park with George with RTC.) Loralee Songer will play Hannah Chaplin (Parade with RTC), Greg Smith as Mack Sennet (Pippin with RTC) and Mia Fryvecind Gimenez makes her Revival debut as Hedda Harper. (more...)

BWW Review: ORDINARY DAYS at Tallgrass Theatre Company - Find Beauty in the OrdinaryBWW Review: ORDINARY DAYS at Tallgrass Theatre Company - Find Beauty in the Ordinary
by DC Felton - Feb 4, 2019

Sometimes, what seems like an insignificant moment, can have an amazing impact. "Ordinary Days" by Adam Gwon, this year's Dream Project for Tallgrass Theatre Company, asked us to take a look at the small moments in our life and see that they are anything by ordinary. While the show may have closed on February 3, this show will have a lasting impact on every audience member that saw it. I know it will for me. If you missed this performance, then you missed a production that there was nothing ordinary about. (more...)

BWW Review: ORDINARY DAYS REVIEW - NOTHING SHORT OF EXTRAORDINARY at Tallgrass TheatreBWW Review: ORDINARY DAYS REVIEW - NOTHING SHORT OF EXTRAORDINARY at Tallgrass Theatre
by Denise Forney - Jan 26, 2019

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Photo Flash: Des Moines Playhouse Spreads Christmas Cheer With ELFPhoto Flash: Des Moines Playhouse Spreads Christmas Cheer With ELF
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents the family holiday classic, Elf - The Musical, Nov. 30-Dec. 23, 2018. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. Elf - The Musical is sponsored by Corteva Agriscience. (more...)

DM Playhouse Presents ELF THE MUSICALDM Playhouse Presents ELF THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents the family holiday classic, Elf - The Musical, Nov. 30-Dec. 23, 2018. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. Elf - The Musical is sponsored by Corteva Agriscience. (more...)


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Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Dance Into Des Moines PlayhousePhoto Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Dance Into Des Moines Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018

The Des Moines Community Playhouse opens its 100th season with its production of the Tony Award winner Billy Elliot The Musical, Oct. 5-28, 2018. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. Billy Elliot The Musical is sponsored by MidAmerican Energy Company. (more...)

DM Playhouse Announces Cast Updates for BILLY ELLIOTDM Playhouse Announces Cast Updates for BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

The Des Moines Community Playhouse opens its 100th season with its production of the Tony Award winner Billy Elliot The Musical, Oct. 5-28, 2018. (more...)

DM Playhouse Presents BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICALDM Playhouse Presents BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

The Des Moines Community Playhouse opens its 100th season with its production of the Tony Award winner Billy Elliot The Musical, Oct. 5-28, 2018. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. Billy Elliot The Musical is sponsored by MidAmerican Energy Company. (more...)

Seven Theater Companies Win Cloris Awards; A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE and RAGTIME Win Best Play and Musical!Seven Theater Companies Win Cloris Awards; A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE and RAGTIME Win Best Play and Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

Seven local theater companies took home trophies in 20 categories from this year's Cloris Awards ceremony Sunday night at Hoyt Sherman Place. (more...)

Seven Theatre Companies Win Big at the Cloris AwardsSeven Theatre Companies Win Big at the Cloris Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2018

Seven local theater companies took home trophies in 20 categories from this year's Cloris Awards ceremony Sunday night at Hoyt Sherman Place. (more...)

DM Playhouse to Hold Auditions for ELF THE MUSICALDM Playhouse to Hold Auditions for ELF THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

Auditions for the holiday show 'Elf - The Musical' will be held at 6:30 P.M. on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. Due to construction at the theatre, auditions will be held at West Des Moines Christian Church, 4501 Mills Civic Pkwy., West Des Moines. All auditions are open to the public; no one is pre-cast. Those auditioning must bring a prepared solo; an accompanist will be provided as well as the ability to play an accompaniment from an iPhone or a similar device. Questions about auditions should be directed to Robin Spahr, 515-974-5365. (more...)

2018 Cloris Leachman Awards Nominees Announced2018 Cloris Leachman Awards Nominees Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

Founded in 2015, the Cloris Awards celebrate excellence in theatre in Greater Des Moines. The annual awards program brings together the theatre community and the public to celebrate their work and enhance the visibility of locally-produced theatre. The 2017-2018 season featured 43 productions by 12 participating companies. (more...)

BWW Review: DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID at The Des Moines PlayhouseBWW Review: DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID at The Des Moines Playhouse
by Nolan Boggess - Dec 22, 2017

It is somewhat of an unspoken rule in community theatre that if it's Disney, it sells. This magic word, in combination with the team that made the Cloris Award-sweeping Young Frankenstein last summer, ought to make the Playhouse's production a surefire hit. Luckily, the math adds up for the Playhouse even if the production lacks cohesion at times and is not the best musical adaptation Disney has created. (more...)

DM Playhouse Production Of Disney's The Little Mermaid Opens December 1DM Playhouse Production Of Disney's The Little Mermaid Opens December 1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

The Des Moines Community Playhouse production of 'Disney's the Little Mermaid,' will be presented Dec. 1-23, 2017. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. 'Disney's The Little Mermaid' is sponsored by DuPont Pioneer. (more...)

Photo FLASH: A CHORUS LINE at Des Moines PlayhousePhoto FLASH: A CHORUS LINE at Des Moines Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents "A Chorus Line," Sept. 8-Oct. 1, 2017. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. "A Chorus Line" is an enduring American classic which contains language and situations which may be offensive to some. (more...)

Des Moines Playhouse Brings A CHORUS LINE to the StageDes Moines Playhouse Brings A CHORUS LINE to the Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents 'A Chorus Line,' Sept. 8-Oct. 1, 2017. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. 'A Chorus Line' is an enduring American classic which contains language and situations which may be offensive to some.   (more...)

Des Moines Playhouse Brings A CHORUS LINE to the StageDes Moines Playhouse Brings A CHORUS LINE to the Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents 'A Chorus Line,' Sept. 8-Oct. 1, 2017. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. 'A Chorus Line' is an enduring American classic which contains language and situations which may be offensive to some. (more...)

DM Playhouse Counting Down to 100th Anniversary with Song
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The Des Moines Community Playhouse is approaching its 100th anniversary, and is starting the celebration early with a special fundraising performance to be held each year leading up to the big day. (more...)

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