Des Moines Performing Arts on Monday unveiled a "world-class lineup" of productions ranging from award-winning Broadway musicals to dance and comedy productions.
The 2013 - 2014 five-show Willis Broadway Series ticket package features two current 2012 Tony Award winners: "Once," winner of Best Musical, and "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess," honored as Best Revival of a Musical. A new adaptation of "The Phantom of the Opera" will return to the Civic Center for a two-week engagement, and "Irving Berlin's White Christmas," the stage adaptation of the classic film, will be featured over the holidays.The fifth production in the package is the worldwide smash homage to iconic rock group Queen, "We Will Rock You."
In all, 22 productions were announced as part of the Willis Broadway Series, the Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield Family Series, The Dance Series and the Prairie Meadows Temple Theater Comedy Series. Here is a summary of all of the productions: 2013-14 Series Summary Sheet
"This is just a terrific season all the way around," Des Moines Performing Arts President and CEO Jeff Chelesvig said in a release. "We're very proud to bring this world-class line-up because we know our audiences truly value and support high quality professional live theater and programs that create memorable experiences."
Renewals and new orders for the Willis Broadway Series season ticket packages will begin Monday, April 29 and start at $160 for the five-show package. The Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield Family Series, The Dance Series and the Prairie Meadows Temple Comedy Series season tickets will be available to order in summer 2013.