Playhouse Announces Upcoming Season

Des Moines Community Playhouse will present a number of shows for its 2021-22 season, which will look a little different than the past year, when the organization put together small, in-person and livestreamed performances, like this one, “Miracle on 34th Street,” during the 2020 holiday season.

Des Moines Community Playhouse announced its 2021-22 season this week, which opens with the musical “Cabaret” on Sept. 10. The season also includes the smash Broadway musical “Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical”; “Escaping the Labyrinth,” a world-premiere romantic comedy; a revival of “Singin’ in the Rain,” which had been canceled because of the pandemic; and, for the family holiday special, “The Sound of Music.” All shows will take place in person at the John Viars Theatre, but livestreaming options will be available.

For its children’s theater series, the Playhouse will present “Charlotte’s Web,” “Pippi Longstocking” and “Batman Smells,” among others.

There are still shows planned this summer, including an outdoor tent series with three productions—”Godspell,” “Plaza Suite” and “Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical”—in the Playhouse’s east parking lot in July and August. You can read more about those here.

Season tickets for 2021-22 are $175. Find the full list of shows on the Playhouse website.

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