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Posted June 01, 2022in Center Stage

Tallgrass continues a new concert tradition in WDM

In an interesting pondering of name origins, tallgrass prairie “is capable of supporting significant biodiversity. Parts of the ecoregion are among the top ten ecoregions for reptiles, birds, butterflies, and [...]

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Posted May 04, 2022in Center Stage

‘Hamilton’ storms back into Des Moines for extended run

With an allure that still resonates from its sold-out run at Des Moines Performing Arts in 2018, “Hamilton” returns, expanding from that initial week-long stay to present this Broadway hit [...]

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Posted April 06, 2022in Center Stage

Another world premiere

Guinness will have to confirm, but few, if any, playwrights have experienced three world premieres in the span of nine months. Iowa has one such creative of lofty stature: Karen [...]

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Posted March 02, 2022in Center Stage

Sing it out!

The forecast calls for occasional rain, sprinkled with lots of song and dance. Definitely something to sing about. This month’s offerings include the eagerly anticipated return of the pandemically thwarted [...]

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Posted February 02, 2022in Center Stage

Broadway tours return to central Iowa

How can a talented actor whose arrogance ultimately gets him blacklisted continue to pursue his dream career? That premise will be musically explored when Des Moines audiences prepare for the [...]

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Posted January 05, 2022in Center Stage

What does 2022 have to offer?

Puppets take center stage in the live theater scene in January. From a singing feathered critter to golden TV icons, appealing characters anchor a fun month, launching a new — [...]

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Posted December 01, 2021in Center Stage

Leaving the 2021 holiday performing arts season in the rearview mirror

The glow of holiday arts has never felt more vibrant.  Last year, the world of live arts experienced a pandemic-caused paucity of performances. Producing companies eagerly prepared a month of [...]

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Posted November 03, 2021in Center Stage

Returning to the stage

It’s a piece of cake. Iowa Stage Theatre Company has developed a wonderful recipe for performance success over the years. With a dash of classics, some flavoring with occasional musicals, [...]

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Posted October 06, 2021in Center Stage

Romantic comedy by Des Moines Playhouse beckons the Greek gods

“Escaping the Labyrinth” makes its official stage debut.  The road to presenting a world premiere has as many twists and turns as a global journey to the Temple of Apollo. [...]

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Posted September 01, 2021in Center Stage

Rising from the pandemic ashes

  Editor’s note: “The Gospel at Colonus” presented by Pyramid Theatre Company and Des Moines Performing Arts scheduled for Sept. 17-19 is being postponed until spring of 2022. The engagement is [...]

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