‘Stuart Little’ presented by The Des
Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre, 831 42nd St.
Feb. 17 through March 4
Audiences will see firsthand that being a mouse
in a house full of humans is an adventure waiting
to happen. Stuart Little has plenty of mishaps
including getting caught in a window blind,
participating in a boat race and getting trapped
in a garbage can. When his friend, the bird
Margalo, disappears, this heroic mouse sets
out on an adventure like no other to find her
and bring her home. Admission is $12-$15.
‘Bring It On: The Musical’ presented
by the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines
The Civic Center of Greater Des Moines, 221
Feb. 28 through March 4
“Bring It On: The Musical” should bring plenty
of smiles to audiences as they become involved
in an over-the-top rivalry between two high
school cheerleading squads. This new musical
comedy combines an exciting fresh sound, gravity-defying
choreography and a thrilling story to create
a show worth cheering for. Admission is $20-$59.50.
‘You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!’ presented
by Civic Center of Greater Des Moines
Civic Center’s Temple Theater, 10th St. and
March 7 through March 18
Writers/actors and real life married couple,
Annabelle Gurwitch (“Dinner and a Movie”) and
Jeff Kahn (“The 40 Year Old Virgin”), have adapted
their hilarious memoir, “You Say Tomato, I Say
Shut Up,” for the stage. The show takes a humorous
look back at their years together as a couple.
Their delightfully crazy lifestyle has managed
to keep their relationship intact, throwing
a curve into every idea you ever had about living
happily ever after. Admission is $22.50 to $31.50.
‘Prairie Spirit’ and ‘Cinderella’ presented
by the DMACC Huff Theatre
DMACC Campus, Building 6, 2006 South Ankeny
March 8-9, March 10-11
The DMACC Theater Department presents
“Prairie Spirit,” the group’s 82nd production.
The story is a mixture of a horror and a slacker
film, focusing on a classic slumber party gone
wrong. While the bodies stack up, casual indifference
is the social norm. Performance times are 11:15
a.m., 12:50 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursday, March
8, and 10:10 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:20 p.m. and
7 p.m. on Friday, March 9. Admission is $1.
The group will also perform a ballet version
of “Cinderella” on March 10 (2 and 7 p.m.) and
March 11 (2 p.m.) at the Urbandale Performing
Arts Center, 7111 Aurora Ave., Urbandale. Admission
is $20 for adults, $10 for students 17 and under,
available at http://www.midwestix.com.
‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’ presented
by Mooncoin Entertainment
Des Moines Social Club, Kirkwood Building,
400 Walnut St.
March 15-17, 22-24
The grand finale of The Martin McDonagh Project
— the first-ever complete showcase of Martin
McDonagh’s published stage works — ends with
“The Cripple of Inishmaan.” When Hollywood director
Robert Flaherty comes to the Aran Islands in
1934 to film a documentary called “The Man of
Aran,” news of auditions sweep through the islands.
But nobody wants to be in the film more than
Inishmaan resident Billy Claven, who is ridiculed
and laughed at by townspeople calling him “Cripple
Billy.” But maybe Billy has a better chance
at the role than everyone thinks. Admission
‘In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play’
presented by StageWest
The Civic Center’s Stoner Theatre, 221 Walnut
March 23 through April 1
StageWest is proud to present the Iowa premiere
of “In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play” starting
on March 23. Set in the 1880s at the dawn of
the age of electricity, and based on the bizarre
historical fact that doctors used vibrators
to treat “hysterical” women (and some men),
the play centers on a doctor, his wife and how
his new therapy affects their entire household.
On a larger scale, “In the Next Room or the
Vibrator Play” serves as an insightful, provocative
commentary on the role of women in a changing
world. Admission is $22-$25. CV