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

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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.

Kinky Boots at the Des Moines Civic Center, Des Moines

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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.

Mannheim Steamroller at the Des Moines Civic Center, Des Moines

Mannheim Steamroller

From 19 Dec 2014

Mannheim Steamroller is a classical rock band founded by Chip Davis and Jackson Berkey whose name is now as synonymous with the holiday season as Santa or Rudolph. Ever since they struck on the idea of performing Yuletide classics in a New Age contemporary style on with 1984's appropriately titled Christmas, there's been no stopping the Steamroller.

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Dancing Pros Live at the Des Moines Civic Center, Des Moines

Dancing Pros Live

15 Jan 2015

See some of the best dancers in the world battling it out in live competition, with the winner voted for by you, the audience! The show features dancers from So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing with the Stars, while hosting proceedings will be Joanna Pacitta and Growing Pains star Alan Thicke.

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Peking Acrobats at the Des Moines Civic Center, Des Moines

Peking Acrobats

14 Feb 2015

Daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs... treacherous wire walking... a trick cycling kaleidoscope of magnificent movement... powerful precision tumbling, somersaulting and gymnastics... amazing displays of contortion, flexibility and control... astonishing foot juggling dexterity... incredible balancing feats showcasing tremendous skill and ability.

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John Mellencamp at the Des Moines Civic Center, Des Moines

John Mellencamp

15 Feb 2015

John Mellencamp is embarking on a truly massive tour in 2015, in support of his latest record Plain Spoken. Released on September 23rd, the new record is Mellencamp's first in four years and is set to be yet another impressive entry in the catalogue of the man they call "The Voice of the Heartland".

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Pippin at the Des Moines Civic Center, Des Moines

Pippin

From 24 Feb 2015

A young prince sets out on a journey to find the ultimate meaning of life in the vaudevillian spectacular of Pippin, from Godspell creator Stephen Schwartz. Told by a roving cast of an anachronistic acting troupe, the musical first wowed audiences in 1972, seducing them with the astonishing musical fable, set to a rousing 1970's rock score, including the hits 'Magic to Do' and 'I Guess I'll Miss the Man.'

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

The Lion King

From 28 Apr 2015

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!

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Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella - The Musical at the Des Moines Civic Center, Des Moines

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella - The Musical

From 14 Jul 2015

Rogers and Hammerstein's classic adaptation has been reincarnated for the 21st Century, with a new book by Douglas Carter Beane that updates the fairytale with new sub-plots, whilst keeping the heart of this wonderful story of Cinderella, her glass slipper and the Prince who falls for her. This fresh and sweet revival is an opulent affair, with high spirited choreography, stunning costumes, against the soundtrack of R&H's best songs.

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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

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

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

War Horse
11 Dec 2012 - 16 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

Joe Bonamassa
18 Apr 2014 - 18 Apr 2014

Once
22 Apr 2014 - 27 Apr 2014

Jerry Seinfeld
30 May 2014 - 30 May 2014

Tony Bennett
7 Jun 2014 - 7 Jun 2014

We Will Rock You
10 Jun 2014 - 15 Jun 2014

Eddie Izzard
16 Jun 2014 - 16 Jun 2014

Evita
21 Aug 2014 - 23 Aug 2014

Phantom Of The Opera
10 Sep 2014 - 21 Sep 2014

The Piano Guys
14 Oct 2014 - 14 Oct 2014

Alton Brown - The Edible Inevitable Tour
29 Oct 2014 - 29 Oct 2014

Paul Taylor Dance Company
8 Nov 2014 - 8 Nov 2014

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
18 Nov 2014 - 23 Nov 2014

Celtic Thunder
29 Nov 2014 - 29 Nov 2014

Motown - The Musical
2 Dec 2014 - 7 Dec 2014

Iowa Dance Theatre: The Nutcracker
13 Dec 2014 - 14 Dec 2014

The Blenders
16 Dec 2014 - 16 Dec 2014

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