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Des Moines Civic Center

Des Moines Performing Arts, 221 Walnut St, Des Moines, IA 50309
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Shucked at Des Moines Civic Center

Shucked

Winner of two Drama Desk Awards! After an a-maize-ing premiere at Broadways Nederlander Theatre, the heartwarming story is heading on a national tour! With Nashville's top songwriting talents from Tony winner Robert Horn, in collaboration with Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally, this musical offers a kernel of joy in these divided times, exploring how opening up to people and ideas we are wary of can be a beautiful process, uniting us in our similarities, not our differences. Aw Shucks!

Jan 28, 2025 - Feb 2, 2025

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Hadestown at Des Moines Civic Center

Hadestown

Cleaning up during the 2018/19 awards season, plucky folk opera Hadestown garnered eight Tony Awards (including the coveted Tony for Best Musical), four Drama Desk Awards, six Outer Critics Circle Awards, and a Drama League Award. This came as no surprise given the production received much acclaim during both its Off-Broadway and Broadway runs, praised for its soaring imagination, vibrant retelling of a classic story, and a sumptuous score that evokes smoky New Orleans jazz and bubbling Americana-tinged folk. Don't miss out when the lauded musical hits the road on this hotly anticipated national tour!

Apr 11 - 13, 2025

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Hamilton at Des Moines Civic Center

Hamilton

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.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical at Des Moines Civic Center

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

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!

Some Like It Hot at Des Moines Civic Center

Some Like It Hot

The 13-time Tony-nominated, Grammy-winning show is hitting the road on a brand new tour in 2024! The classic black and white romantic comedy Some Like It Hot bursts onto the stage in full technicolor during a brand new imagining of Billy Wilder's 1959 musical mobster classic. Widely considered one of the most influential and celebrated filmmakers of the Golden Era of Hollywood cinema, Wilder brought together silver screen legends Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon for bonafide box office success, creating one of the most beloved films of the MGM canon in the process.

Mar 18 - 23, 2025

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Back To The Future - The Musical at Des Moines Civic Center

Back To The Future - The Musical

Great Scott! Back To The Future is on tour and coming to YOU! The hit 80's franchise is the latest movie sensation to receive a Broadway musical adaptation. The production follows Marty McFly and kooky scientist Doc Brown as they travel through space and time, finding themselves in a series of mishaps. Will these two-time travelers ever find their way back home?

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