Playhouse Party in a Box

The Playhouse will help you ring in 2021, no matter when you celebrate it.

The Playhouse Party in a Box has all the elements for fun: beverages, snacks, and noisemakers with options for families and for grown-ups. We’ve also got your entertainment with some of your favorite Playhouse performers in concert, on-demand, so you can view at noon or midnight! Best of all, purchase of Playhouse Party in a Box benefits Playhouse programs!

Each household will receive a link to our special New Year’s Eve celebration featuring famous and familiar Playhouse performers and a fun balloon drop, and you can watch it anytime from noon on December 31 to midnight on January 2.

For adults, the video features songs from South Pacific, Hadestown, Wicked, Frozen, Bandstand, and more. For families, the video features songs from Frozen, Tangled, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, and more, plus theatre games led by Playhouse teachers and directors and a special appearance by Edgar Allan Crow. Check out the performers in Company below. Performers subject to change.

The Party in a Box may be gone but the New Year’s Eve Cabaret videos are still available for only $20.21!

You’ll receive a link to 45 minutes of family entertainment – songs from Playhouse actors and games – followed by 60 minutes of Broadway and pop tunes from Playhouse performers past, present, and future. Both video sections end with a countdown and balloon drop. The video is available from Noon, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, through Midnight, Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021. Once you start viewing, you have 24 hours to watch.

Playhouse Party in a Box (Adult): $65
Includes:

  • 1 commemorative glass champagne flute
  • 1 mini bottle of LaMarca Prosecco
  • 1 6-piece box of Stam Chocolate
  • 1 Party hat, 1 noisemaker, and 1 party “popper”
  • Link to a Playhouse New Year’s Eve celebration including performances by Playhouse singers and a balloon drop
  • Add-on a personal charcuterie board from our neighbors at The Cheese Shop for just $20

Playhouse Party in a Box (Kid): $35
Includes:

  • 1 Commemorative glass champagne flute
  • 1 6-piece box of Stam Chocolate
  • 1 Kid-friendly beverage and snacks
  • Theatre-oriented activities for the whole family
  • 1 Party hat, 1 noisemaker, 1 party “popper” and balloons to blow up for your at-home balloon drop
  • Link to a Playhouse New Year’s Eve celebration including performances by Playhouse singers and a balloon drop
Theatre:
Livestream & On-Demand

In the News

New Year's Eve Party in a Box

Company

  • Allison Bollinger

    New Year's Eve Cabaret

    Allison Bollinger
  • Allyson Braun

    New Year's Eve Family Party

    Allyson Braun
  • Jonathan Brugioni

    New Year's Eve Cabaret

    Jonathan Brugioni
  • Alison Buechler

    New Year's Eve Cabaret

    Alison Buechler
  • Marquis Bundy

    New Year's Eve Cabaret

    Marquis Bundy
  • Michael Bundy II

    New Year's Eve Family Party

    Michael Bundy II
  • Kamerin Churchman

    New Year's Eve Cabaret

    Kamerin Churchman
  • Blake Clyde

    New Year's Eve Cabaret/ New Year's Eve Family Party

    Blake Clyde
  • Madeline Davis

    New Year's Eve Family Party

    Madeline Davis
  • Anastasia Deace

    New Year's Eve Family Party

    Anastasia Deace
  • Bailey Dorr

    New Year's Eve Cabaret/ New Year's Eve Family Party

    Bailey Dorr
  • Carson Doss

    New Year's Eve Family Party

    Carson Doss
  • Amber Duimstra

    New Year's Eve Cabaret

    Amber Duimstra
  • Gina Gedler

    New Year's Eve Cabaret

    Gina Gedler
  • Francine Griffith

    New Year's Eve Cabaret

    Francine Griffith
  • Tina Haase-Findlay

    New Year's Eve Cabaret

    Tina Haase-Findlay
  • Patricia Holly

    New Year's Eve Cabaret

    Patricia Holly
  • Erin Horst

    New Year's Eve Cabaret

    Erin Horst
  • Michael Howland

    New Year's Eve Cabaret

    Michael Howland
  • Jay Jacobson

    New Year's Eve Cabaret

    Jay Jacobson
  • Katy Merriman

    New Year's Eve Cabaret

    Katy Merriman
  • Taylor Millar

    New Year's Eve Cabaret

    Taylor Millar
  • Ashley Marie Rogers

    New Year's Eve Cabaret

    Ashley Marie Rogers
  • Jackie Schmillen

    New Year's Eve Family Party

    Jackie Schmillen
  • Stephanie Schneider

    New Year's Eve Cabaret

    Stephanie Schneider
  • Brett Spahr

    New Year's Eve Family Party

    Brett Spahr
  • Lily Spahr

    New Year's Eve Family Party

    Lily Spahr
  • Robin Heldt Spahr

    New Year's Eve Cabaret

    Robin Heldt Spahr
  • Adam Yankowy

    New Year's Eve Cabaret

    Adam Yankowy
  • McAtee Family

    New Year's Eve Family Party

    McAtee Family
  • Spahr Family

    New Year's Eve Family Party

    Spahr Family
  • Playhouse teachers & directors

    New Year's Eve Family Party

    Playhouse teachers & directors
  • Edgar Allan Crow

    New Year's Eve Family Party

    Edgar Allan Crow

Photos/Video

  • Each Playhouse Party in a Box contains an age-appropriate beverage, commemorate champagne flute, Chocolaterie Stam chocolates, additional snacks, party popper, party hat, and balloons. Kid boxes also contain theatre game instructions. A video link will be sent that includes performances by Playhouse singers, a balloon drop, and a toast.

Press Release

Des Moines Playhouse Press Release
Kill Date: December 28, 2020
Subject: Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Des Moines Playhouse Party in a Box
Contact: Lee Ann Bakros, Playhouse Marketing Associate, 515.974.5358

The Playhouse will help ring in the new year with Party in a Box. The Playhouse Party in a Box has all the elements for fun: beverages, snacks, and noisemakers with options for families and for grown-ups. Party in a Box also includes entertainment with an on-demand concert available for viewing at midnight, noon, or whenever your celebration takes place. Playhouse Party in a Box can be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com or by phone at 515.974.5370.

Each Playhouse Party in a Box for adults includes one commemorative glass champagne flute, one mini-bottle of LaMarca prosecco, one six-piece box of Stam Chocolate, one party hat, one noisemaker, and one party popper. A charcuterie board from The Cheese Shop can be added.

For kids, each Playhouse Party in a Box includes one commemorative glass champagne flute, one six-piece box of Stam Chocolate, one kid-friendly beverage, additional snacks, one party hat, one noisemaker, one party popper, balloons for a home balloon drop, and theatre-oriented games for the whole family to play.

All adult purchases include a link to The Playhouse New Year’s Eve celebration video-on-demand which includes performances by Playhouse singers and a balloon drop. Singing songs from South Pacific, Hadestown, Wicked, Frozen, Bandstand and more are Steve Berry, Allison Bollinger, Jonathan Brugioni, Alison Buechler, Marquis Bundy, Kamerin Churchman, Blake Clyde, Amber Duimstra, Gina Gedler, Tina Haas-Findlay, Patricia Holly, Erin Horst, Michael Howland, Jay Jacobson, Katy Merriman, Taylor Millar, Ashley Marie Rogers, Stephanie Schneider, Robin Heldt Spahr, Max Wellman, and Adam Yankowy.

For families, the celebration video includes songs from Frozen, Tangled, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Freaky Friday, and more performed by Marquis Bundy, Blake Clyde, Anastasia Deace, Bailey Dorr, Carson Doss, and Taylor Millar. The McAtee Family, the Spahr Family, and Playhouse teachers and directors will lead theatre games the family can play at home. Hosted by Edgar Allan Crow and Playhouse staff and including a balloon drop, the program will be a fun and interactive way for families to celebrate the new year.

Purchase of Playhouse Party in a Box supports Playhouse programs.

The Playhouse is Iowa’s oldest and largest producing theatre. 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 3-1/2 to adult, theatre trips to New York, and volunteer opportunities onstage and backstage.

For more information on The Playhouse and Party in a Box, contact The Playhouse at 515.974-5370.

Playhouse Party in a Box
$65 per Adult with optional $20 charcuterie board from The Cheese Shop
$35 per Kid
Purchase at dmplayhouse.com, 515.974.5370

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