Performance

Upcoming Events

Elf the Musical

November 15, 2014 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Stephens Auditorium
Lincoln way & University Blvd

One of Hollywood’s most beloved holiday hits is born again-on stage! Elf is the hilarious tale of Buddy, an orphan who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. Unaware that he is is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities ultimately cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his true identity.

China National Acrobats

November 19, 2014 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Stephens Auditorium
Lincoln way & University Blvd

With superhuman flexibility and stunning showmanship, the China National Acrobats perform spine-tingling tricks of athleticism with remarkable discipline. Trained at the prestigious Fu Hsing Dramatic Arts Academy, these elite performers showcase consummate dexterity and concentration in each awe-inspiring act.

Little Big Fest 2014

November 21, 2014 - November 22, 2014 - All Day at

Little Big Fest is an annual festival, featuring roots, singer-songwriter, bluegrass, jam, world, blues, jazz, and soul music. As with all DMMC events, local bands are heavily featured, though bands from around the U.S. also perform at the event.  Little Big Fest 2014 will take place on Nov. 21 – 22 at venues such as Wooly’s, House of Bricks, and Beechwood Lounge. It will feature William Elliott Whitmore, Charlie Parr, Kevin Gordon, Patrick Hazell and Joe Price (Mother Blues Band), Dave Moore, and many more.  Check out  http://www.desmoinesmc.com/events/little-big-fest/ for more information.

Sister Act

December 18, 2014 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Stephens Auditorium
Lincoln Way & University Blvd

In this crowd-pleasing musical based on the hit film, a wannabe diva on the run finds an unlikely ‘sisterhood.’ Nominated for five Tony Awards in 2011 and featuring original music by eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors), Sister Act tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look-a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own in a sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship.

Anything Goes

January 22, 2015 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Stephens Auditorium
Lincoln Way & University Blvd

This saucy production is a winner of three 2011 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and Best Choreography. When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention get tossed out the portholes as two unlikely couples set off on the course to true love…proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. Peppering this timeless classic are some musical theatre’s most memorable standards, including “I Get a Kick out Of You,” “You’re the Top,” and “Anything Goes.”

The Great Gatsby

February 12, 2015 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Stephens Auditorium
Lincoln Way & University Blvd

Witness the sweeping grandeur and poetry of America’s most celebrated novel as the Montana Repertory Theatre continues to tell America’s great stories with its production of F.Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby adapted by Simon Levy. Watch the rise and fall of the notorious Jay Gatsby and the alluring and dangerous Daisy Buchanan presented by one of the nation’s premier touring companies.

STOMP

March 4, 2015 - March 6, 2015 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Stephens Auditorium
Lincoln Way & University Blvd

Crashing and stomping back to Stephens with their singular sound, Stomp is a peerless entertainment experience that has inspired performers, artists, and musicians around the world to see music and art in everything. Explosive, sexy and utterly unique, this international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews!

STOMP

March 5, 2015 - March 7, 2015 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Stephens Auditorium
Lincoln Way & University Blvd

Crashing and stomping back to Stephens with their singular sound, Stomp is a peerless entertainment experience that has inspired performers, artists, and musicians around the world to see music and art in everything. Explosive, sexy and utterly unique, this international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews!

Mummenschanz

March 28, 2015 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Stephens Auditorium
Lincoln Way & University Blvd

For more than 40 years, audiences of all ages have been delighted by the incredible humor, versatility and pure imagination of Mummenschanz. The celebrated Swiss performance troupe has captivated the world with its ground-breaking non-verbal theatre of movement and transformation.

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