Final Act Ensemble Summer 2018 Showcase

jul 22, 2018; 3:00 pm
Performance Times:
3:00 PM
Run Time:
2 hours including a 15-minute intermission

Tired of the same old stuff on TV? This July, the Final Act Ensemble radio theatre group is back on the air with classic old-time radio! Laugh along with Fibber McGee & Molly and George Burns & Gracie Allen, then shudder at The Shadow! Visit read more

Jim Arthur
Mary Jane Brittain
Katie Brooks
Shirley Dalby
Al Downey
Ruth Downey
Jerry Eisenhour
Barbara Keck
Molly Ketchum
Elysa Koss
Melinda Leseney
Hu Lundberg
R.J. Lundgren
Susie McCauley
Sharrie Milner
Mark Pullen
Mary Gill Reeves
Don Rothweiler
Jayme Rothweiler
Marsha Szymczuk
Ed Truslow
Nancy Waldman
Jerry Eisenhour
Director
Elysa Koss
Music Director

Dance Workshop: Billy Elliot Free Dance Workshop

jul 8, 2018; 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Performance Times:
2:00-4:00 PM

To help dancers prepare for auditions, Billy Elliot‘s choreographer, Megan Helmers, will conduct one free workshop in the Drama Room at Valley High School, 3650 Woodland Ave., West Des Moines.

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Curtain Crowd Night at Mamma Mia!

jul 22, 2018; 2:00 pm
Theatre:
Curtain Crowd, Mainstage

The goal of Curtain Crowd is to introduce young adults to the Playhouse, creating new audience members, volunteers, and donors. Membership is free and available online at https://www.dmplayhouse.com/curtain-crowd

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears

may 10 - may 10, 2019
Performance Times:
9:30 AM, 10:45 AM, and 1:30 PM Friday
Run Time:
Approximately 40-45 minutes
Theatre:
Friday Funday

Goldilocks has been very naughty. She has eaten the bears’ porridge, broken their chairs, and messed up their beds-and all of this without even knocking! Will the bears get home in time to catch her in the act?

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Snow White

apr 12 - apr 12, 2019
Performance Times:
9:30 AM, 10:45 AM, and 1:30 PM Friday
Run Time:
Approximately 40-45 minutes
Theatre:
Friday Funday

Snow White is banished from the kingdom by a queen who is jealous of her beauty. Things look up for her when she happens upon a small cottage in the forest. Will she remember the most important rule? Whatever you do, don’t open the door!

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Fin M’Coul

mar 1 - mar 1, 2019
Performance Times:
9:30 AM, 10:45 AM, and 1:30 PM Friday
Run Time:
Approximately 40-45 minutes
Theatre:
Friday Funday

Once upon a time, Ireland’s glens and woods were filled with fairies, leprechauns and giants, including the legendary Fin M’Coul. Will he and his wife Oona be able to outwit the giant bully, Cucullin? Find out in this classic Irish folk tale. Don’t read more

The Mitten

feb 8 - feb 8, 2019
Performance Times:
9:30 AM, 10:45 AM, and 1:30 PM Friday
Run Time:
Approximately 40-45 minutes
Theatre:
Friday Funday

In this Clubhouse at the Playhouse favorite, a young child drops his mitten in the snow and does not realize it is missing.  As woodland creatures seek warmth inside the mitten, it magically grows and grows!

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The Golden Goose

jan 18 - jan 18, 2019
Performance Times:
9:30 AM, 10:45 AM, and 1:30 PM Friday
Run Time:
Approximately 40-45 minutes
Theatre:
Friday Funday

Once upon a time, there were three brothers. Only the youngest one is kind and unselfish enough to share his food with a poor, hungry old man. His gift is a beautiful golden goose with especially sticky feathers. Will it be enough to make a gloomy read more

The Gingerbread Child

dec 14 - dec 14, 2018
Performance Times:
9:30 AM, 10:45 AM, and 1:30 PM Friday
Run Time:
Approximately 40-45 minutes
Theatre:
Friday Funday

Run, run, run I’m free and wild! You can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Child! This cutout cookie leaps out of the oven and into a grand adventure. Will they be able to outwit the sly, hungry fox? Will the sly, hungry fox be able to read more

Jack and the Beanstalk

nov 16 - nov 16, 2018
Performance Times:
9:30 AM, 10:45 AM, and 1:30 PM Friday
Run Time:
Approximately 40-45 minutes
Theatre:
Friday Funday

Take a boy, his mother and a misunderstood giant. Throw in some magic beans and a cow. Did we mention there’s a goose that lays golden eggs? Join us for this familiar tale, which tells us what happened…according to the giant!

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