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  • Hamilton

    Jun 27 - Jul 15, 2018

  • Shaping Sound

    Oct 26, 2017

  • Steve Martin & Martin Short

    Oct 27, 2017

  • The Color Purple

    Oct 31 - Nov 5, 2017

  • Brain Candy

    Dec 2, 2017

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Hamilton

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Winner of 11 Tony Awards

June 27 - July 15, 2018

A true cultural phenomenon, Lin-Manuel Miranda's Pulitzer Prize-winning Hamilton is changing the face of the modern musical. An exhilarating historical epic, that is equal parts Sondheim and Notorious B.I.G., this record-breaking Broadway musical traces the life and times of Alexander Hamilton, one of America's most important (and colorful) historical figures.

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Shaping Sound

October 26, 2017

If you're a fan of television dance programs, then you'll be familiar with at least some of the members of Shaping Sound. The company was formed by four choreographers who have worked on So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing with the Stars. With Shaping Sound they create a unique visual spectacular featuring every dance style you can imagine.

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Steve Martin & Martin Short

October 27, 2017

Martin meets Martin in this extraordinary meeting of two of modern comedy's greatest entertainers. Steve Martin and Martin Short present 'A Very Stupid Conversation', a Q&A style conversation between the two comedians and the audience with a musical twist. Featuring special guests 'The Steep Canyon Rangers', expect an evening of banjo-tinged interludes and singing punctuated by the side-splitting humor and charisma of these comedy greats.

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The Color Purple

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Winner of 2 Tony Awards

October 31 - November 5, 2017

The Tony & Grammy-winning The Color Purple arrives fresh from Broadway for this acclaimed production's first US tour. This iconic story follows Celie, a young woman living in early 1900s America. Both heart-warming and heart-wrenching, you'll find yourself moved by her tale as much as you are by the show's incredible music. Find tickets or get more info with us!

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Brain Candy

December 2, 2017

If you've ever found your mind wandering to far off places only to return with seemingly unanswerable questions like 'what would happen to the earth if every human being jumped at the same time?' then you're in luck, because TV's favorite mad scientist and inventor Adam Savage is joining forces with the man behind popular scientific and philosophical Youtube channel Vsauce Michael Stevens to bring you an unorthodox live show that'll feed you some Brain Candy!

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Des Moines Performing Arts, 221 Walnut Street, Des Moines, IA 50309

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