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Once at the Des Moines Civic Center, Des Moines

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From 22 Apr 2014

The creators of the acclaimed Black Watch, director John Tiffany and choreographer Steven Hoggett, join forces with playwright/screenwriter Enda Walsh to bring the hit independent film ONCE, winner of a 2007 Academy Award for the hit song "Falling Slowly", to the stage.

The Lion King at the Des Moines Civic Center, Des Moines

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From 28 Apr 2014

Still going strong after 15 years, this Tony Award-winning extravaganza will delight, enthrall and bring out your inner cub. Based on the 1994 Disney movie, The Lion King incorporates several changes and additions to the storyline as compared to the film, making for a whole new experience!

Joe Bonamassa at the Des Moines Civic Center, Des Moines

Joe Bonamassa

18 Apr 2014

As Joe Bonamassa grows his reputation as one of the world's greatest guitar players, he is also evolving into a charismatic blues-rock star and singer-songwriter of stylistic depth and emotional resonance. His ability to connect with live concert audiences is transformational.

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Jerry Seinfeld at the Des Moines Civic Center, Des Moines

Jerry Seinfeld

30 May 2014

He will always be unquestionably linked to his namesake series, but since ending in 1998, Jerry Seinfeld has been busy. In 2002 he starred as the subject of "Comedian", a behind-the-scenes documentary film that followed him both on and off-stage travelling on his national stand-up tour, which reflected on his post-Seinfeld life - including fatherhood. He's continued to work of various TV projects ever since, and regularly hits the road to show the newcomers how it's done.

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We Will Rock You at the Des Moines Civic Center, Des Moines

We Will Rock You

From 10 Jun 2014

The smash hit Queen and Ben Elton musical, We Will Rock You continues on its mammoth US tour! With 24 of Queen's biggest hits delivered in a show that boasts the scale and spectacle that marked the bands' legendary live performances, this one musical fans of Queen and great rock music won't want to miss!

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Eddie Izzard at the Des Moines Civic Center, Des Moines

Eddie Izzard

16 Jun 2014

The British comedian is often lauded as one of the most influential comics of the last two decades so any chance to see him in his original guise, doing stand-up, live, should be grasped with both hands. In 2011 Izzard turned talking "Bollocks" into an art form performed and sold out Madison Square Garden in New York. FORCE MAJEURE has been his most extensive comedy tour ever, and it continues its mammoth journey around the globe in 2014!

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Evita at the Des Moines Civic Center, Des Moines

Evita

From 21 Aug 2014

With more than 20 major awards to its credit including the Olivier Award for Best New Musical and featuring one of the most coveted roles in musical theatre this powerful and compelling production is simply not to be missed.

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Phantom Of The Opera at the Des Moines Civic Center, Des Moines

Phantom Of The Opera

From 10 Sep 2014

Andrew Lloyd Webber's romantic musical is based on Gaston Leroux's gothic novel of life beneath the stage. A secretive opera composer stalks the halls of the Paris Opera House and becomes obsessed with young ingenue Christine, and will stop at nothing to have her.

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Des Moines Civic Center, Des Moines

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

From 18 Nov 2014

Joseph is the Biblical saga of a boy blessed with prophetic dreams, his jealous brothers, famine, forgiveness and reconciliation. Brought to life by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, this enduring musical returns to US stages in 2014 to charm audiences with its high energy score and will star American Idol contestants Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young!

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Motown - The Musical at the Des Moines Civic Center, Des Moines

Motown - The Musical

From 2 Dec 2014

Motown: The Musical is Broadway's hottest music history musical - a vibrant journey through the Motown genre from Smokey Robinson and Marvin Gaye to Diana Ross and Michael Jackson. The show tells the story of Berry Gordy, the founder of the record label Motown Records and one of the pioneers of Motown.

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The Book of Mormon at the Des Moines Civic Center, Des Moines

The Book of Mormon

From 6 Jan 2015

With NINE Tony Awards - including Best Musical - a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, and top New York critic calling it the best new musical of the century, this is one show you won't want to miss.

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Kinky Boots at the Des Moines Civic Center, Des Moines

Kinky Boots

From 27 Jan 2015

Kinky Boots is one of Broadway's most successful new musicals, snapping up six 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical! The uplifting show tells the tale of a failing family-run shoe factory in England whose business trajectory is changed (and saved!) thanks to the influence of a stiletto-wearing drag queen named Lola.

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Pippin at the Des Moines Civic Center, Des Moines

Pippin

From 24 Feb 2015

With a beloved score by Stephen Scwartz (Godspell, Wicked) that includes the favorites Magic to Do, Glory and Corner of the Sky, Pippin tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his life. Will he choose a happy but simple life - or will he risk everything for just one flash of glory?

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Riverdance
28 Jan 2011 - 29 Jan 2011

Madagascar Live!
11 Mar 2011 - 13 Mar 2011

Next To Normal
15 Mar 2011 - 20 Mar 2011

Bill Cosby
2 Apr 2011 - 2 Apr 2011

Young Frankenstein
3 May 2011 - 8 May 2011

Chicago - The Musical
3 Jun 2011 - 6 Jun 2011

The Shape of Things
6 Jul 2011 - 17 Jul 2011

Fat Pig
8 Jul 2011 - 16 Jul 2011

La Cage Aux Folles
11 Oct 2011 - 16 Oct 2011

Straight No Chaser
25 Oct 2011 - 25 Oct 2011

The Blenders
20 Dec 2011 - 20 Dec 2011

Parade
13 Jan 2012 - 29 Jan 2012

John Tartaglia's Imaginocean!
14 Jan 2012 - 14 Jan 2012

West Side Story
7 Feb 2012 - 12 Feb 2012

Clifford The Big Red Dog
25 Feb 2012 - 25 Feb 2012

Bring It On - The Musical
28 Feb 2012 - 4 Mar 2012

Moulin Rouge Ballet
31 Mar 2012 - 31 Mar 2012

Wizard of Oz - The Ballet
7 Apr 2012 - 7 Apr 2012

Memphis - The Musical
24 Apr 2012 - 29 Apr 2012

Billy Elliot
6 Jun 2012 - 17 Jun 2012

Idina Menzel
22 Jun 2012 - 22 Jun 2012

Les Miserables
2 Oct 2012 - 7 Oct 2012

Norah Jones
11 Oct 2012 - 11 Oct 2012

Bill Maher
13 Oct 2012 - 13 Oct 2012

The Fresh Beat Band
23 Oct 2012 - 23 Oct 2012

Celtic Thunder
24 Oct 2012 - 24 Oct 2012

Theresa Caputo
5 Nov 2012 - 5 Nov 2012

Stomp
10 Nov 2012 - 10 Nov 2012

Disney's Beauty And The Beast
20 Nov 2012 - 25 Nov 2012

Kenny Rogers
26 Nov 2012 - 26 Nov 2012

Iowa Dance Theatre: The Nutcracker
8 Dec 2012 - 9 Dec 2012

War Horse
11 Dec 2012 - 16 Dec 2012

Mannheim Steamroller
21 Dec 2012 - 22 Dec 2012

Yo Gabba Gabba Live
15 Jan 2013 - 15 Jan 2013

Matchbox Twenty
10 Feb 2013 - 10 Feb 2013

Jekyll & Hyde
5 Mar 2013 - 10 Mar 2013

Million Dollar Quartet
19 Mar 2013 - 24 Mar 2013

Momix: Botanica
9 Apr 2013 - 9 Apr 2013

Celtic Woman
16 Apr 2013 - 16 Apr 2013

The Price Is Right - Live Stage Show
25 Apr 2013 - 25 Apr 2013

Rock Of Ages
26 Apr 2013 - 27 Apr 2013

Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo
21 May 2013 - 21 May 2013

The Tenors
9 Jun 2013 - 9 Jun 2013

Jackson Browne
25 Jun 2013 - 25 Jun 2013

Jersey Boys
24 Jul 2013 - 4 Aug 2013

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty
27 Sep 2013 - 28 Sep 2013

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
4 Oct 2013 - 4 Oct 2013

Ron White
5 Oct 2013 - 5 Oct 2013

Wicked
30 Oct 2013 - 10 Nov 2013

The Nutcracker
7 Dec 2013 - 8 Dec 2013

Irving Berlin's White Christmas
10 Dec 2013 - 15 Dec 2013

Elvis Lives
22 Jan 2014 - 22 Jan 2014

American Idiot
24 Jan 2014 - 25 Jan 2014

Rain - A Tribute to the Beatles
4 Feb 2014 - 5 Feb 2014

Blue Man Group
18 Feb 2014 - 23 Feb 2014

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
18 Mar 2014 - 18 Mar 2014

Jim Gaffigan
19 Mar 2014 - 19 Mar 2014

Porgy and Bess
1 Apr 2014 - 6 Apr 2014

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