It’s the theatre, dahling!

April 17, 2009 —

millieLast night I enjoyed a lovely evening out with my sisters & mom. I’d won tickets from the Des Moines Register to see  the Des Moines Playhouse‘s Thoroughly Modern Millie. It was delightful. Such a nice evening out. You can get a ticket for $20 which makes quite a cheap night of live theatre. The music was awesome, plus it’s always awesome to hear wonderful music and know it’s all done by local VOLUNTEERS! So cool. Millie runs through May 8. After that the Playhouse will have Little House on the Prairie and then The Life & Times of the Thunderbolt Kid. You can follow them on Twitter for updates on upcoming shows.

There are lots of other venues for theater in Des Moines. The Des Moines Civic Center has Girls Only right now. Soon they’ll be home to Ten Tenors, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Mama Mia!, Cloris Leachman and, one of my favorite musicals EVER, Wicked. They’re also on Twitter.

You can also check out Theater for a Change at Grand View University‘s Viking Theatre.

And I know the newly launched Des Moines Social Club has a theater so stay tuned and follow on Twitter for productions there! 


Millie image from the Playhouse website.

Courtney Tompkins has been part of the DMU marketing team since Nov. 2005 and loves promoting a school she believes in so thoroughly. Proud daughter and patient of DMU alumni, Courtney knows, first-hand, that Des Moines University is doing a world of good. A fan of all outdoor festivals, fruity drinks and nearly all edibles, she has a hard time narrowing down her list of favorite places to go and things to do but lists the Iowa State Fair as an all-time fave. She loves her 8-minute commute to DMU from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. She and husband Tyler are owned by three large dogs, Tonka, Tucker and Tank.