The Ants and the Grasshopper

oct 19 - oct 19, 2018
Performance Times:
9:30 AM, 10:45 AM, and 1:30 PM Friday
Run Time:
Approximately 40-45 minutes
Theatre:
Friday Funday

The ants are busy, busy, busy all day long, working to gather enough food for the long, cold winter ahead. The grasshopper would rather play, dance and sing. What will happen when the icy winds blow?

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Curtain Crowd Night at Disney’s Newsies

aug 1, 2019; 6:30 pm-10:30 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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Curtain Crowd Night at Silent Sky

jun 13, 2019; 6:30 pm-10:30 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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Curtain Crowd Night at Catch Me If You Can

apr 11, 2019; 6:30 pm-10:30 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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Curtain Crowd Night at Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

feb 7, 2019; 6:30 pm-10:30 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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Curtain Crowd Night at Elf – The Musical

dec 7, 2018; 6:00 pm-10:30 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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Curtain Crowd Night at Billy Elliot the Musical

oct 25, 2018; 6:30 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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Elf – The Musical

nov 30 - dec 23, 2018
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin
Performance Times:
7:00 PM Friday; 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM Saturday and Sunday
School Matinees:
9:30 AM, Dec. 10-11, 2018
Run Time:
2 hours 30 minutes including 15-minute intermission
Theatre:
Mainstage

It’s a sparklejollytwinklejingley time of the year!

“Elf” has quickly become a modern Christmas classic! Based on the 2003 film, “Elf – The Musical” tells the story of Buddy, a human raised as an elf at the North Pole. Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making skills read more

Sponsored by:

Mitch Kedzior
Buddy
Lauren Malcomson
Jovie
Corbett Reeves
Walter
Melissa Kellar
Emily
Alison Buechler
Deb
Jack Gabby
Michael
Greg Kephart
Manager
Nick Flynn
Chadwick
Greg Millar
Santa
Chris Ennis
Greenway
Lucas White
Matthews
Allison Bollinger
Ensemble
Ben Clark
Jazzlyn Davis
Chelsea Flynn
Jillian Gabby
Charissa Hamel
Will Johnson
Ethan Kellar
Shelby Kephart
Grace McGill
Lindsay Mickelson
Sam Nigg
Ethan Saltz
Andrew Smalley
Carl Tubbs
Julianne Ungs
Maddox Wajda
Jenna Wieskamp

Des Moines Community Playhouse Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kill Date: December 23, 2018
Subject: Des Moines Community Playhouse Presents Elf – The Musical  
Photos available Nov. 20 at https://www.dmplayhouse.com/media
Contact: Lee Ann Bakros, Playhouse Public Relations Director, 515-974-5358

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents the family holiday classic, Elf – The Musical, Nov. 30-Dec. 23, 2018. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. Elf – The Musical is sponsored by Corteva Agriscience.

Elf has quickly become a modern Christmas classic! Based on the 2003 film, Elf – The Musical tells the story of Buddy (Mitch Kedzior), a human raised as an elf at the North Pole. Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making skills soon make him realize he’s not fit to live at the North Pole. He travels to New York City where he learns his dad (Corbett Reeves) doesn’t believe in Santa Claus (Greg Millar)! With song and a little magic, Buddy makes it a sparklejollytwinklejingly Christmas. The Playhouse presents the regional debut of this holiday show for the whole family.

The Playhouse cast is directed by Maxwell Schaeffer with music direction by Brenton Brown and choreography by Megan Helmers. The cast includes Allison Bollinger, Alison Buechler, Ben Clark, Jazzlyn Davis, Chris Ennis, Chelsea Flynn, Nick Flynn, Jack Gabby, Jillian Gabby, Charissa L. Hamel, Will C. Johnson, Mitch Kedzior, Ethan Kellar, Melissa Kellar, Greg Kephart, Shelby Kephart, Lauren Malcolmson, Grace McGill, Lindsay Mickelson, Greg Millar, Sam Nigg, Corbett Reeves, Ethan Saltz, Andrew Smalley, Carl Tubbs, Julianne Ungs, Maddox Wajda, Lucas White, and Jenna Wieskamp.

Audiences are encouraged to come 20 minutes prior to show time to hear local musicians share holiday music in the west lobby. A sleigh for photos and cast autographs after the show add to the festivities.

The Playhouse, now in its 100th season, is one of the oldest and largest community theatres in the US. Located at the 42nd Street exit of I-235, the theatre has presented a full season of shows since 1919 and also offers a wide variety of educational experiences including classes for ages 4 to adult, theatre trips to New York, and volunteer opportunities onstage and backstage.

For more information about the Playhouse and Elf – The Musical, contact the Playhouse ticket office at 515-277-6261.

Elf – The Musical Performances: Nov. 30-Dec. 23, 2018
7:00 PM Friday
1:00 PM & 5:00 PM Saturday-Sunday

Elf – The Musical Tickets
Ticket prices start at $29
To purchase tickets:
dmplayhouse.com
515-277-6261
Des Moines Community Playhouse Ticket Office, 831 42nd St., Des Moines, IA 50312

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Mitch Kedzior is Buddy in Elf – The Musical, Nov. 30-Dec. 23, 2018, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Brent Isenberger.

Mitch Kedzior is Buddy in Elf – The Musical, Nov. 30-Dec. 23, 2018, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Brent Isenberger.

Mitch Kedzior is Buddy in Elf – The Musical, Nov. 30-Dec. 23, 2018, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Lauren Malcomson is Jovie and Mitch Kedzior is Buddy in Elf – The Musical, Nov. 30-Dec. 23, 2018, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Mitch Kedzior is Buddy and Jack Gabby is Michael Hobbs in Elf – The Musical, Nov. 30-Dec. 23, 2018, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Mitch Kedzior is Buddy in Elf – The Musical, Nov. 30-Dec. 23, 2018, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Mitch Kedzior is Buddy and Jack Gabby is Michael Hobbs in Elf – The Musical, Nov. 30-Dec. 23, 2018, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Lauren Malcomson is Jovie and Mitch Kedzior is Buddy in Elf – The Musical, Nov. 30-Dec. 23, 2018, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Lauren Malcomson is Jovie and Mitch Kedzior is Buddy in Elf – The Musical, Nov. 30-Dec. 23, 2018, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Mitch Kedzior is Buddy and Jack Gabby is Michael Hobbs in Elf – The Musical, Nov. 30-Dec. 23, 2018, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

jan 25 - feb 10, 2019
Performance Times:
7:30 PM Wednesday through Saturday; 2:00 PM Sunday
Theatre:
Mainstage

Sherlock Holmes was never more fun!

Based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of Baskervilles, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson must confront the moors of Devonshire to solve the mysterious death of Sir Charles Baskerville and protect the next heir to the fortune, Sir Henry.

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Sponsored by:

Patricia Holly
Sherlock Holmes
Michael Fox
Dr. Watson
Jenner Lathrop
Actor 1
Lorenzo Sandoval
Actor 2
Kerrie Lee
Actress 1

Silent Sky

may 31 - jun 16, 2019
Performance Times:
7:30 PM Wednesday through Saturday; 2:00 PM Sunday
Theatre:
Mainstage

They set their sights on the stars and changed science forever.

Lauren Gunderson’s 2015 play centers around the untold stories of female astronomers through the eyes of a real scientist Henrietta Leavitt, a female “computer” at Harvard College Observatory.

Leavitt is joined by her capable co-workers read more