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  • Hamilton

    Jun 3 - 15, 2025

  • Melancholy Play

    Until Jun 16, 2024

  • Stomp

    Jun 20 - 23, 2024

  • The Prom

    Jul 19 - 28, 2024

  • Moulin Rouge! The Musical

    Aug 20 - Sep 1, 2024

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Hamilton

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Winner of 11 Tony Awards

Des Moines Civic Center

June 3 - 15, 2025

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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Melancholy Play

Stoner Theatre

Until June 16, 2024

This June, Illinois is coming to Des Moines as Tony nominee Sarah Ruhl's musical Melancholy Play: A Chamber Musical hits the Iowa Stage Theatre Company for a limited run. Originally a standard play, the work was adapted into a chamber musical with the artistry of writer and musician Todd Almond in 2012 in New York. The lead role of the melancholic and lusted-after Tillie will be played by Iowa Stage's very own Maggie Schmitt, with Emily Davis directing. A meaningful and comedic story, observing the trials of depression, and the power that relationships have in overturning the melancholy, there's even an almond!

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Stomp

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Des Moines Civic Center

June 20 - 23, 2024

Inspiring the music-makers in all of us, Stomp conjures up intricate rhythms from everyday household items. Marvel as the cast of eight incredibly talented players fill your theater with an orchestra of percussion, with only garbage bin lids, hammers and broom sticks as their instruments.

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The Prom

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Stoner Theatre

July 19 - 28, 2024

Grab your corsages and start planning your prom-proposals because the Tony-nominated Broadway hit The Prom is coming to you. Originally directed and choreographed by Tony nominee Casey Nicholaw The Prom features music by Matthew Skylar and a book by Chad Beguelin and Bob Martin, Beguelin also penned the lyrics. Uplifting and extremely amusing with show-stopping dance numbers, this musical is about acceptance and being the star you were born to be!

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Moulin Rouge! The Musical

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Des Moines Civic Center

August 20 - September 1, 2024

Hey sister... the Broadway sensation, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is heading out on tour! The scintillating spectacle continues to load up the windmill and its elephant since it hit the road on its first-ever national tour in 2022. Garnering rave reviews from Broadway's toughest critics Moulin Rouge! is the most gorgeous Broadway event of the year, don't miss it when it lands in your town!

Des Moines Performing Arts

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221 Walnut St, Des Moines, IA 50309

Serving the community since 1979, Des Moines Performing Arts is a nationally recognized institution, providing the public with greater access to world-class entertainment, culture and education. In addition to hosting Broadway tours, concerts, comedy and intelligent theatre every year, it also houses the Des Moines Symphony.

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