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  • Rock Of Ages

    Mar 8 - 10, 2019

  • My Favorite Murder

    Mar 23, 2019

  • Rain - A Tribute to the Beatles

    Apr 7, 2019

  • Hello, Dolly!

    Apr 9 - 14, 2019

  • School of Rock

    Apr 30 - May 5, 2019

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Rock Of Ages

Des Moines Civic Center

March 8 - 10, 2019

Rock and Roll underdog Stacee Jaxx is back and ready to set the stage on fire in a blaze of glory! A decade after shaking up Broadway with its no-holds-barred bacchanalia and winning score drawn from classic rock's greatest hits, The Rock Of Ages is once again hitting the road on its Tenth Anniversary Tour, showing the smartphone generation exactly how it was done in the 80s. Break out the spandex and pleather, cause this is one nostalgic show you won't want to miss!

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My Favorite Murder

Des Moines Civic Center

March 23, 2019

Get ready Murderinos! Karen and Georgia are back on tour with their incredibly popular podcast with a series of bumper live shows this year. Don't miss the girls (and Stephen?!) as they tackle more fascinating stories from the world of true crime, with their trademark wit, charm and a smorgasbord of special guests. Stay sexy. Don't get murdered!

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Rain - A Tribute to the Beatles

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Des Moines Civic Center

April 7, 2019

Together longer than The Beatles themselves, RAIN has mastered every song, gesture and nuance of the legendary group, delivering a totally live, note-for-note performance that's as infectious as it is transporting. Includes the early hits to later classics that The Beatles never got the chance to play live - including the most complex and challenging songs.

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Hello, Dolly!

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Des Moines Civic Center

April 9 - 14, 2019

The darling of Broadway has returned! After a successful revival on Broadway, this glorious new production of Hello, Dolly! is heading out on a national tour, due to hit stages during the 2018/19 season.

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School of Rock

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Des Moines Civic Center

April 30 - May 5, 2019

Andrew Lloyd Webber's School of Rock hits the road after blowing out the speakers on Broadway. Based on the classic movie starring Jack Black, this joyous show follows hilarious slacker Dewey Finn as he leads a band of fifth-graders on the road to rock stardom!

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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