Inside the Production

Here you will find articles, interviews, and information about the people and shows coming up in central Iowa.

The Truth of the Matter

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Lonesome of the Road

955a54d3 0674 4eb7 97ed 273d5b6bd92bThis year’s mainstage musical at Drake is Runaways, playing Thursday through Sunday, November 16-19. Taken from interviews with real life people impacted by the phenomenon, Runaways describes the experiences of those who find themselves far from their original homes, whether by choice or circumstance. 

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Music Weaver

25d88e63 5896 415b 9fff 35bbfd3f0bbeThe Late-Nite Cabaret at Noce this weekend features local favorite Taylor Anne Weaver, performing for her second time in the theatre-oriented singing slot. Taylor has been incredibly busy this year with a significant number of ventures, and now gets to add one more. And while a great many people know how to sing, few can do it as well or as satisfyingly as Taylor. It’s been a part of her whole life, and this Saturday night she gets to share it again with everyone.

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Still Lives in Motion

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Little Christmas on the Prairie

A99a36e6 f0e8 457a a924 a81d723b4fcbThe holidays are coming, and the Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre has the first seasonal production of the year premiering next weekend. A Little House Christmas is based on various holiday stories taken from the beloved book series about a family living on the prairie, focusing on young daughter Laura and her life growing up. Family, friends, and the importance of loving each other are the saving graces in a time that was more difficult, but still full of laughter and joy.

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Golden Times

C15b2c05 974b 4be2 af9b d2793dbeaa71Tallgrass Theatre Company opens its season next Friday with On Golden Pond. While most know the Oscar-winning movie with Henry and Jane Fonda and Katherine Hepburn, On Golden Pond was originally a play on Broadway. Director Micheal Davenport and his cast bring this play to the Rex Mathes Auditorium beginning Friday October 27th.

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Creatures of the Night

3cbf196c 1487 4b4b 858e e86a9e0459e8When you’re known as the group that will put on the wildest shows in town, an annual theatre presentation of The Rocky Horror Show would be considered almost a necessity. And that’s exactly what Kata Klysmic Productions is doing, starting October 20th and going through October 29th. Halloween weekend.... how fitting! I’m shivering with antici...... pation!

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The Most Talented Kids in Town

05f0a67f 7907 4218 9ad8 900dd02d617eHairspray Jr. is the inaugural production for Des Moines Young Artists’ Theatre (DMYAT) in their new performance home at the Stoner Studio Theatre in the Civic Center. While the huge cast is excited about playing there, it’s really about the fun and joy of Hairspray Jr., the family they’ve all created, and the show’s message of equality and acceptance that’s more important than ever.

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