Emily Carey

  • Des Moines Metro Opera

    DMMO LogoThe summer season for the Des Moines Metro Opera starts this coming weekend. Known for world-class performances and an amazing outreach, the DMMO has been going strong for almost half a century, and this season is no exception. With three different shows running in repertory, there’s a variety for every opera fan, and for everyone who’s just curious and never had the experience.

    As has become practice for the DM Metro Opera season, the three shows each show off the form in different ways. Their first, La Bohème, would be considered the most “classical” production this year. For the more musical theatre oriented, they offer Leonard Bernstein’s Candide (featuring the showtune favorite Glitter and Be Gay. And lastly, they offer the modern Polish opera Wozzeck, a dreamlike emotional story very unlike what most think of when they hear the word “opera”.

     

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  • F-E-S-T-I-V-A-L

    227bcd50 3cd8 4641 866c e9851ebff6f9Next weekend, Simpson College will present their production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. While the public will enjoy this offering on Friday through Sunday like other shows in their season, an additional performance of Spelling Bee will take place on Monday afternoon. This will form the centerpiece of Simpson’s 21st Annual High School Theatre Festival.

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