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Des Musicals

By Ashley and Karen
Discussion and reviews of musicals and plays performed in the Des Moines area
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Buffalo Women
Karen and Ashley discuss Beaufield Berry's Buffalo Women, a black cowgirl dramedy and co-production of Pyramid Theatre Company & The Des Moines Playhouse playing June 19 - June 26, 2022.  Get tickets and more info at https://www.dmplayhouse.com/events/buffalo-women/.  
30:57
June 24, 2022
The 2022 Tony Awards
Karen and Ashley talk about Hamilton, the Tony Awards, and upcoming shows in the Des Moines metro.
42:38
June 21, 2022
Footloose
Ashley and guest Allyson discuss Footloose now playing at Chanhassen Dinner Theatre through February 2023.  Get tickets and more info at https://chanhassendt.com/.
22:10
June 03, 2022
Hamilton
Karen tells Ashley about Hamilton performing at the Des Moines Civic Center May 17 - June 5, 2022.  Get tickets and info at https://desmoinesperformingarts.org/
34:04
May 20, 2022
2022-2023 Des Moines Performing Arts Broadway Series
Karen and Ashley get excited about the 2022-2023 Des Moines Performing Arts Broadway Series announcement!  Find tickets and more info at https://desmoinesperformingarts.org/.
27:46
May 06, 2022
DMPA Season Announcements
Karen and Ashley discuss the season announcements from Des Moines Performing Arts including National Geographic Live, Temple Comedy Series, Dance Series, and Wellmark Family Series.  Get more information at https://desmoinesperformingarts.org/.
25:55
April 29, 2022
Catching Up Spring 2022
Karen and Ashley catch up on all the shows they've seen in Des Moines this spring! See upcoming shows we discussed at www.dmplayhouse.com, www.desmoinesperformingarts.org, https://desmoinesmetroopera.org/, https://dmsymphony.org/, https://urbandaletheatre.com, and https://tallgrasstheatre.org.            Email us and let us know what you think!  desmusicals@gmail.com     Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesMusicals/             Please rate and review us wherever you listen.  This helps listeners find us!
51:31
April 15, 2022
Hadestown
Karen and Ashley saw Hadestown presented by Des Moines Performing Arts, playing March 22-27, 2022. See upcoming shows we discussed at www.dmplayhouse.com, www.desmoinesperformingarts.org, https://desmoinesmetroopera.org/, https://dmsymphony.org/, https://urbandaletheatre.com, and https://tallgrasstheatre.org.           Email us and let us know what you think!  desmusicals@gmail.com    Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesMusicals/            Please rate and review us wherever you listen.  This helps listeners find us!
36:52
March 24, 2022
Charlotte's Web
Ashley and her daughter review Charlotte's Web playing at the Des Moines Playhouse March 4-20, 2022. See upcoming shows we discussed at www.dmplayhouse.com, www.desmoinesperformingarts.org, https://desmoinesmetroopera.org/, https://dmsymphony.org/, https://urbandaletheatre.com, and https://tallgrasstheatre.org.          Email us and let us know what you think!  desmusicals@gmail.com   Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesMusicals/           Please rate and review us wherever you listen.  This helps listeners find us!
19:44
March 16, 2022
Des Moines Playhouse 2022-2023 Season Announcement
Karen and Ashley discuss the Des Moines Playhouse 2022-2023 Season Announcement. See upcoming shows we discussed at www.dmplayhouse.com, www.desmoinesperformingarts.org, https://desmoinesmetroopera.org/, https://dmsymphony.org/, https://urbandaletheatre.com, and https://tallgrasstheatre.org.         Email us and let us know what you think!  desmusicals@gmail.com   Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesMusicals/          Please rate and review us wherever you listen.  This helps listeners find us!
32:11
March 11, 2022
tick, tick...BOOM!
Karen and Ashley watched the 2021 movie tick, tick...BOOM! Streaming on Netflix. See upcoming shows we discussed at www.dmplayhouse.com, www.desmoinesperformingarts.org, https://desmoinesmetroopera.org/, https://dmsymphony.org/, https://urbandaletheatre.com, and https://tallgrasstheatre.org.        Email us and let us know what you think!  desmusicals@gmail.com  Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesMusicals/         Please rate and review us wherever you listen.  This helps listeners find us!
39:43
February 25, 2022
Murder on the Orient Express
Karen and Ashley review Murder on the Orient Express playing at the Des Moines Playhouse playing February 4-20, 2022. See upcoming shows we discussed at www.dmplayhouse.com, www.desmoinesperformingarts.org, https://desmoinesmetroopera.org/, https://dmsymphony.org/, https://urbandaletheatre.com, and https://tallgrasstheatre.org.       E mail us and let us know what you think!  desmusicals@gmail.com  Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesMusicals/        Please rate and review us wherever you listen.  This helps listeners find us!
25:22
February 11, 2022
Tootsie
Karen and Ashley review the national Broadway tour of Tootsie performing at the Des Moines Performing Arts February 9-13, 2022. See upcoming shows we discussed at www.dmplayhouse.com, www.desmoinesperformingarts.org, https://desmoinesmetroopera.org/, https://dmsymphony.org/, https://urbandaletheatre.com, and https://tallgrasstheatre.org.       Email us and let us know what you think!  desmusicals@gmail.com  Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesMusicals/       Please rate and review us wherever you listen.  This helps listeners find us!
27:11
February 11, 2022
West Side Story
Karen and Ashley go to the (empty) movie theater to see the 2021 movie production of West Side Story.   Support Central Iowa performing arts!  See upcoming shows we discussed at www.dmplayhouse.com, www.desmoinesperformingarts.org, https://desmoinesmetroopera.org/, https://dmsymphony.org/, https://urbandaletheatre.com, and https://tallgrasstheatre.org.      Email us and let us know what you think!  desmusicals@gmail.com  Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesMusicals/      Please rate and review us wherever you listen.  This helps listeners find us!
40:54
January 28, 2022
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical!
Ashley and her daughter saw Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical!, playing at the Des Moines Playhouse January 7-23, 2022.   Support Central Iowa performing arts!  See upcoming shows we discussed at www.dmplayhouse.com, www.desmoinesperformingarts.org, https://desmoinesmetroopera.org/, https://dmsymphony.org/, https://urbandaletheatre.com, and https://tallgrasstheatre.org.     Email us and let us know what you think!  desmusicals@gmail.com  Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesMusicals/     Please rate and review us wherever you listen.  This helps listeners find us!
17:59
January 14, 2022
Sound of Music
Karen tells Ashley about Sound of Music that played at the Des Moines Playhouse December 3-19, 2021.  Support Central Iowa performing arts!  See upcoming shows we discussed at www.dmplayhouse.com, www.desmoinesperformingarts.org, https://desmoinesmetroopera.org/, https://dmsymphony.org/, https://urbandaletheatre.com, and https://tallgrasstheatre.org.    Email us and let us know what you think!  desmusicals@gmail.com  Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesMusicals/    Please rate and review us wherever you listen.  This helps listeners find us!
27:49
December 24, 2021
Meet Me in St. Louis
Ashley and special guest Wyatt chat about the 1944 MGM musical movie Meet Me in St. Louis. Support Central Iowa performing arts!  See upcoming shows we discussed at www.dmplayhouse.com. Email us and let us know what you think!  desmusicals@gmail.com  Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesMusicals/ Please rate and review us wherever you listen.  This helps listeners find us!
42:16
December 10, 2021
The Greatest Showman
Karen (finally) watches The Greatest Showman!  See if she loved it as much as Ashley does. Support Central Iowa performing arts!  See upcoming shows we discussed at www.dmplayhouse.com, www.desmoinesperformingarts.org, https://desmoinesmetroopera.org/, https://dmsymphony.org/, https://urbandaletheatre.com, and https://tallgrasstheatre.org. Email us and let us know what you think!  desmusicals@gmail.com  Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesMusicals/ Please rate and review us wherever you listen.  This helps listeners find us!
31:34
November 26, 2021
Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!
Ashley and her daughters saw Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells, showing at the Des Moines Playhouse from November 5-14, 2021. Support Central Iowa performing arts!  See upcoming shows we discussed at www.dmplayhouse.com, www.desmoinesperformingarts.org, https://desmoinesmetroopera.org/, https://dmsymphony.org/, https://urbandaletheatre.com, and https://tallgrasstheatre.org.    Email us and let us know what you think!  desmusicals@gmail.com  Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesMusicals/    Please rate and review us wherever you listen.  This helps listeners find us!
12:05
November 12, 2021
Escaping the Labyrinth
Karen and Ashley talk to playwright Thomas Hischak, author of Escaping the Labyrinth which had its world premiere at the Des Moines Playhouse October 15 - October 24, 2021. Support Central Iowa performing arts!  See upcoming shows we discussed at www.dmplayhouse.com, www.desmoinesperformingarts.org, https://desmoinesmetroopera.org/, https://dmsymphony.org/, https://urbandaletheatre.com, and https://tallgrasstheatre.org.   Email us and let us know what you think!  desmusicals@gmail.com  Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesMusicals/   Please rate and review us wherever you listen.  This helps listeners find us!
27:43
October 29, 2021
What We've Been Watching Fall 2021
Karen and Ashley chat about streaming musicals and the movie adaptation of Dear Evan Hansen. Support Central Iowa performing arts!  See upcoming shows we discussed at www.dmplayhouse.com, www.desmoinesperformingarts.org, https://desmoinesmetroopera.org/, https://dmsymphony.org/, https://urbandaletheatre.com, and https://tallgrasstheatre.org.  Email us and let us know what you think!  desmusicals@gmail.com Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesMusicals/  Please rate and review us wherever you listen.  This helps listeners find us!
40:21
October 22, 2021
The Band's Visit
Karen and Ashley saw The Band's Visit, playing at Des Moines Performing Arts, playing October 14-17, 2021. Support Central Iowa performing arts!  See upcoming shows we discussed at www.dmplayhouse.com, www.desmoinesperformingarts.org, https://desmoinesmetroopera.org/, https://dmsymphony.org/, https://urbandaletheatre.com, and https://tallgrasstheatre.org. Email us and let us know what you think!  desmusicals@gmail.com Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesMusicals/ Please rate and review us wherever you listen.  This helps listeners find us!
42:25
October 15, 2021
Des Moines Performing Arts
Karen and Ashley talk with the president and CEO of Des Moines Performing Arts, Jeff Chelesvig.  Support Central Iowa performing arts!  See upcoming shows we discussed at www.dmplayhouse.com, www.desmoinesperformingarts.org, https://desmoinesmetroopera.org/, https://dmsymphony.org/, https://urbandaletheatre.com, and https://tallgrasstheatre.org. Email us and let us know what you think!  desmusicals@gmail.com   Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesMusicals/    Please rate and review us wherever you listen.  This helps listeners find us!
34:28
October 08, 2021
with their eyes
Karen and Ashley attended the Des Moines Playhouse's with their eyes on September 11th, 2021.  In this episode we talk about that production with the dramaturg David VanCleave. Support Central Iowa performing arts!  See upcoming shows we discussed at www.dmplayhouse.com, www.desmoinesperformingarts.org, https://desmoinesmetroopera.org/, https://dmsymphony.org/, https://urbandaletheatre.com, and https://tallgrasstheatre.org. Email us and let us know what you think!  desmusicals@gmail.com  Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesMusicals/   Please rate and review us wherever you listen.  This helps listeners find us!
32:47
September 24, 2021
Little Shop of Horrors
Karen and Ashley watched the cult classic Little Shop of Horrors.  Support Central Iowa performing arts!  See upcoming shows we discussed at www.dmplayhouse.com, www.desmoinesperformingarts.org, https://desmoinesmetroopera.org/, https://dmsymphony.org/, https://urbandaletheatre.com, and https://tallgrasstheatre.org. Email us and let us know what you think!  desmusicals@gmail.com  Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesMusicals/   Please rate and review us wherever you listen.  This helps listeners find us!
39:06
September 10, 2021
Gypsy
Karen and Ashley watched Bette Midler in the 1993 movie Gypsy. Support Central Iowa performing arts!  See upcoming shows we discussed at www.dmplayhouse.com, www.desmoinesperformingarts.org, https://desmoinesmetroopera.org/, https://dmsymphony.org/, https://urbandaletheatre.com, and https://tallgrasstheatre.org. Email us and let us know what you think!  desmusicals@gmail.com  Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesMusicals/  Please rate and review us wherever you listen.  This helps listeners find us!
38:38
August 27, 2021
Into The Woods
Karen and Ashley watched the 2014 Disney movie production of Into the Woods. Support Central Iowa performing arts!  See upcoming shows we discussed at www.dmplayhouse.com, www.desmoinesperformingarts.org, https://desmoinesmetroopera.org/, https://dmsymphony.org/, https://urbandaletheatre.com, and https://tallgrasstheatre.org. Email us and let us know what you think!  desmusicals@gmail.com  Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesMusicals/ Please rate and review us wherever you listen.  This helps listeners find us!
45:36
July 30, 2021
Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical
Special young guest reviwers on this episode! Ashley and her daughters saw Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical under Des Moines Playhouse's big tent! Playing July 17, 24, 31 & Aug. 7, 2021.  Support Central Iowa performing arts!  See upcoming shows we discussed at www.dmplayhouse.com, www.desmoinesperformingarts.org, https://desmoinesmetroopera.org/, https://dmsymphony.org/, https://urbandaletheatre.com, and https://tallgrasstheatre.org. Email us and let us know what you think!  desmusicals@gmail.com  Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesMusicals/ Please rate and review us wherever you listen.  This helps listeners find us!
16:25
July 16, 2021
Godspell
Karen and Ashley saw Godspell under Des Moines Playhouse's big tent! Playing July 22-25, & Aug. 5-8, 2021. Support Central Iowa performing arts!  See upcoming shows we discussed at www.dmplayhouse.com, www.desmoinesperformingarts.org, https://desmoinesmetroopera.org/, https://dmsymphony.org/, https://urbandaletheatre.com, and https://tallgrasstheatre.org. Email us and let us know what you think!  desmusicals@gmail.com  Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesMusicals/ Please rate and review us wherever you listen.  This helps listeners find us!
37:12
July 15, 2021
Billy Elliot
Karen loved the movie Billy Elliot so we watched the musical Billy Elliot Live, recorded on the West End in 2014. Learn more about upcoming Des Moines Playhouse shows covered in this episode at https://www.dmplayhouse.com/events. Email us and let us know what you think!  desmusicals@gmail.com  Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesMusicals/  Please rate and review us wherever you listen.  This helps listeners find us!
43:06
July 09, 2021
In The Heights
We went to the movies and saw In the Heights, playing in theaters and streaming on HBO Max now! Email us and let us know what you think!  desmusicals@gmail.com  Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesMusicals/ Please rate and review us wherever you listen.  This helps listeners find us!
46:31
June 25, 2021
A Love Offering
Karen and Ashley review A Love Offering, a co-production from the Des Moines Playhouse and Pyramid Theatre Company. In-person: 7:30 PM Fridays & Saturdays, 2:00 PM Sundays, June 11-20, 2021 Video-on-Demand: Thursday June 17, 2021 https://www.dmplayhouse.com/events/a-love-offering/ Email us and let us know what you think!  desmusicals@gmail.com  Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesMusicals/ Please rate and review us wherever you listen.  This helps listeners find us!
36:01
June 11, 2021
A Love Offering: Preview
Karen and Ashley are joined by Des Moines Playhouse's artistic director Katy Merriman and actor Jackie Schmillen as we discuss the upcoming production A Love Offering, a co-production with the Pyramid Theatre Company. In-person: 7:30 PM Fridays & Saturdays, 2:00 PM Sundays, June 4-20, 2021 Opening Night Livestream: 7:30 PM, Friday, June 4, 2021 Video-on-Demand: Thursdays, June 10 & June 17, 2021 https://www.dmplayhouse.com/events/a-love-offering/ Email us and let us know what you think!  desmusicals@gmail.com  Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesMusicals/ Please rate and review us wherever you listen.  This helps listeners find us!
30:26
June 03, 2021
Catching up on what's new
Karen and Ashley discuss the Civic Center tour, Dear Evan Hansen the movie, and the 2021-2022 Des Moines Playhouse lineup. Support Central Iowa performing arts!  See upcoming local shows at www.dmplayhouse.com, www.desmoinesperformingarts.org, https://desmoinesmetroopera.org/, and https://dmsymphony.org/.  Email us and let us know what you think!  desmusicals@gmail.com  Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesMusicals/ Please rate and review us wherever you listen.  This helps listeners find us!
33:44
May 21, 2021
RENT
Ashley and Karen celebrate the 25th anniversary of RENT by watching the 2005 film version. Support Central Iowa performing arts!  See upcoming local shows at www.dmplayhouse.com, www.desmoinesperformingarts.org, https://desmoinesmetroopera.org/, and https://dmsymphony.org/. Email us and let us know what you think!  desmusicals@gmail.com  Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesMusicals/ Please rate and review us wherever you listen.  This helps listeners find us!
39:47
May 09, 2021
Velveteen Rabbit
Karen, Ashley, and the whole family watched the Velveteen Rabbit at the Des Moines Playhouse. Special preschooler guest commentary. Catch the show 7:00 PM Friday, 1:00 PM Saturday & Sunday; April 30-May 2, 2021.  A recording of opening night is also available as Video on Demand purchase. Support Central Iowa performing arts!  See upcoming local shows at www.dmplayhouse.com, www.desmoinesperformingarts.org, https://desmoinesmetroopera.org/, and https://dmsymphony.org/. Email us and let us know what you think!  desmusicals@gmail.com  Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesMusicals/ Please rate and review us wherever you listen.  This helps listeners find us!
35:26
April 23, 2021
Some Enchanted Evening
Karen and Ashley saw the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical review Some Enchanted Evening at the Des Moines Playhouse.  Playing 7:30 PM Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 PM Sundays April 9-11, April 22-25, and May 6-9, 2021.  A recording of opening night is also available as Video on Demand purchase. Support Central Iowa performing arts!  See upcoming local shows at www.dmplayhouse.com, www.desmoinesperformingarts.org, https://desmoinesmetroopera.org/, and https://dmsymphony.org/. Email us and let us know what you think!  desmusicals@gmail.com  Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesMusicals/ Please rate and review us wherever you listen.  This helps listeners find us!
23:13
April 16, 2021
The Producers
Spring time for everyone!  Karen and Ashley watched the 2005 movie production of the Producers.  Did it hold up?  Listen to find out! Support Central Iowa performing arts!  See upcoming local shows at www.dmplayhouse.com, www.desmoinesperformingarts.org, https://desmoinesmetroopera.org/, and https://dmsymphony.org/. Email us and let us know what you think!  desmusicals@gmail.com  Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesMusicals/ Please rate and review us wherever you listen.  This helps listeners find us!
16:24
April 09, 2021
Cinderella
Karen joined Ashley on a trip down memory lane as they watched the 1965 production of Cinderella. Support Central Iowa performing arts!  See upcoming local shows at www.dmplayhouse.com, www.desmoinesperformingarts.org, https://desmoinesmetroopera.org/, and https://dmsymphony.org/.  Email us and let us know what you think!  desmusicals@gmail.com  Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesMusicals/  Please rate and review us wherever you listen.  This helps listeners find us!
28:26
March 26, 2021
Stuart Little
Special young reviewers featured on this episode!  Ashley and her kids watched the Des Moines Playhouse's Stuart Little, performing live March 12-14 and on demand March 5-7 and March 19-21.  Get more info and tickets at www.dmplayhouse.com. Support Central Iowa performing arts!  See upcoming local shows at www.dmplayhouse.com, www.desmoinesperformingarts.org, https://desmoinesmetroopera.org/, and https://dmsymphony.org/. Email us and let us know what you think!  desmusicals@gmail.com  Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesMusicals/ Please rate and review us wherever you listen.  This helps listeners find us!
17:26
March 05, 2021
Leaving Iowa
Karen and Ashley saw Leaving Iowa at the Des Moines Playhouse.  We laughed, we cried, we loved it!  Playing now through March 21st, in person and on demand.  Get more info and tickets at www.dmplayhouse.com. Support Central Iowa performing arts!  See upcoming shows we discussed at www.dmplayhouse.com, www.desmoinesperformingarts.org, https://desmoinesmetroopera.org/, and https://dmsymphony.org/. Email us and let us know what you think!  desmusicals@gmail.com  Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesMusicals/ Please rate and review us wherever you listen.  This helps listeners find us!
24:33
February 26, 2021
2021 Des Moines Playhouse Spring Shows
Katy Merriman, Artistic Director from the Des Moines Playhouse, join Karen and Ashley to tell us what's coming up at the Playhouse. Support Central Iowa performing arts!  See upcoming shows we discussed at www.dmplayhouse.com, www.desmoinesperformingarts.org, https://desmoinesmetroopera.org/, and https://dmsymphony.org/. Email us and let us know what you think!  desmusicals@gmail.com  Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesMusicals/ Please rate and review us wherever you listen.  This helps listeners find us!
23:37
February 19, 2021
42nd Street
Karen and Ashley watched the 2019 recording of 42nd Street, and it was a lot of tap!  And long, and somewhat confusing.  Also, we delve into our favorite Disney princes. Support Central Iowa performing arts!  See upcoming shows we discussed at www.dmplayhouse.com, www.desmoinesperformingarts.org, https://desmoinesmetroopera.org/, and https://dmsymphony.org/. Email us and let us know what you think!  desmusicals@gmail.com  Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesMusicals/ Please rate and review us wherever you listen.  This helps listeners find us!
33:58
February 05, 2021
Falsettos
It's 2021 and we're back!  Karen and Ashley catch up and watch the Broadway revival of Falsettos. Support Central Iowa performing arts!  See upcoming shows we discussed at www.dmplayhouse.com, www.desmoinesperformingarts.org, https://desmoinesmetroopera.org/, and https://dmsymphony.org/. Email us and let us know what you think!  desmusicals@gmail.com  Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesMusicals/ Please rate and review us wherever you listen.  This helps listeners find us!
39:09
January 22, 2021
Tinker Bell
Happy New Year! In this bonus episode Ashley interviews her young daughters about Tinker Bell that played at the Des Moines Playhouse February 21-March 8, 2020. Email us and let us know what you think!  desmusicals@gmail.com  Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesMusicals/ Please rate and review us wherever you listen.  This helps listeners find us!
12:07
January 08, 2021
Miracle on 34th St, Jagged Little Pill, and more!
There are lots of performances going on right now! Ashley and Karen talk about Des Moines Playhouse's Miracle on 34th St, Broadway's One Night only performances, Jagged Little Pill live concert, The Grinch, The Prom, and fun videos you can find online (or on our FB page)!  Plus, in true 2020 fashion, Karen loses her internet connection as we sign off for the year.   Support Central Iowa performing arts!  See upcoming shows we discussed at www.dmplayhouse.com, www.desmoinesperformingarts.org, https://desmoinesmetroopera.org/, and https://dmsymphony.org/. Email us and let us know what you think!  desmusicals@gmail.com  Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesMusicals/ Please rate and review us wherever you listen.  This helps listeners find us!
48:41
December 18, 2020
Winter at the Des Moines Playhouse
Karen and Ashley welcome Des Moines Playhouse's Miriam Randolph and Katy Merriman and talk about the upcoming projects including the Onyx Script Reading series, Nature of the Dream, and Playhouse on the Air Presents: Miracle on 34th Street. Support Central Iowa performing arts!  See upcoming shows we discussed at www.dmplayhouse.com, www.desmoinesperformingarts.org, https://desmoinesmetroopera.org/, and https://dmsymphony.org/. Email us and let us know what you think!  desmusicals@gmail.com  Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesMusicals/ Please rate and review us wherever you listen.  This helps listeners find us!
33:03
December 04, 2020
Holiday Inn
Karen and Ashley watched Holiday Inn which aired on PBS Friday, November 20th.  We also dive into upcoming shows and ways to support our local performing arts venues. Support Central Iowa performing arts!  See upcoming shows we discussed at www.desmoinesperformingarts.org, www.dmplayhouse.com, https://desmoinesmetroopera.org/, and https://dmsymphony.org/. Email us and let us know what you think!  desmusicals@gmail.com  Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesMusicals/ Please rate and review us wherever you listen.  This helps listeners find us!
41:59
November 27, 2020
One Man, Two Guvnors
Karen and Ashley talk about upcoming viewing opportunities which leads us to the 90s, a place we love to be!  We also discuss One Man, Two Guvnors currently available to stream on PBS through December 4, 2020.  For the record, Karen reached out to James Corden for a guest spot, but he must have had a scheduling conflict. Support Central Iowa Theater!  See shows we discussed at www.desmoinesperformingarts.org and www.dmplayhouse.com. Email us and let us know what you think!  desmusicals@gmail.com  Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesMusicals/
38:20
November 13, 2020
I and You
Karen and Ashley saw live theater!  Listen is as we review I and You playing at the Des Moines Playhouse.   I and You is playing at the Des Moines Playhouse 7:30 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays & 2:00 PM Sundays; Oct. 16-18, Oct. 28-Nov. 1, & Nov. 11-15, 2020. https://www.dmplayhouse.com/events/i-and-you/  Email us and let us know what you think!  desmusicals@gmail.com  Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesMusicals/
28:10
October 23, 2020
Weekend Comedy
Karen and Ashley saw live theater!  Listen is as we review Weekend Comedy playing at the Des Moines Playhouse.  We were so excited we recorded in the car as soon as we left the theater! Weekend Comedy is playing at the Des Moines Playhouse 7:30 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays & 2:00 PM Sundays; Oct. 9-11, Oct. 21-25, & Nov. 4-8, 2020. https://www.dmplayhouse.com/events/weekend-comedy/  Email us and let us know what you think!  desmusicals@gmail.com Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesMusicals/
28:56
October 16, 2020
She Loves Me
Karen and Ashley watched She Loves Me, now streaming on Broadway HD and PBS Passport.   We want to hear from you!  Visit us on Facebook or email us to let us know what you thought of this show or episode and let us know what we should watch next! Facebook.com/DesMusicals/ desmusicals@gmail.com
24:47
October 02, 2020
Happenings at the Des Moines Playhouse
Karen and Ashley have their first guest, Katy Merriman, the artistic director at the Des Moines Playhouse!  We talk about the summer season, how theater has changed in the past 6 months, and looking forward to the fall shows.  And we might have our first fangirl- the feeling is mutual! Check out what's happening at the Des Moines Playhouse! https://www.dmplayhouse.com/ https://www.facebook.com/DMPlayhouse Fall shows Weekend Comedy and I and You Check out Des Musicals! https://www.facebook.com/DesMusicals http://anchor.fm/desmusicals Email us at desmusicals@gmail.com
40:04
September 16, 2020
Kinky Boots
Karen and Ashley watched the West End production of Kinky Boots on PBS Passport and Broadway HD. Facebook.com/desmusicals
30:52
September 06, 2020
Chicago
Karen and Ashley watched the 2002 movie version of Chicago while still in pandemic mode and reminisce about when they saw it on stage. Tell us what you think or send us some suggestionsfor futureepisodes! Facebook.com/desmusicals or desmusicals@gmail.com.
27:29
August 20, 2020
The Roommate
Karen and Ashley review The Roommate playing at The Des Moines Playhouse now through August 16th. Tell us what you think! Facebook. Com/desmusicals or desmusicals@gmail.com.
29:32
August 04, 2020
Love Letters
Karen and Ashley did a thing! In this episode we talk about Des Moines Playhouse's Live Theatre Drive-In production of Love Letters, playing June 12-28, 2020. Visit us on Facebook or email us to let us know if you caught the show! Facebook.com/DesMusicals/ desmusicals@gmail.com
25:59
June 28, 2020
Quarantine and Cats
Live theater is on hold, but Ashley and Karen discuss what they've been watching in quarantine, including the 2019 movie production of Cats. Tell us what you've been watching! Email us at desmusicals@gmail.com.
34:01
May 22, 2020
Anastasia
Karen and Ashley discuss Anastasia, which played February 26-March 1, 2019 at the Des Moines Civic Center.
24:33
April 30, 2020
Jesus Christ Superstar
Karen and Ashley are still enjoying musical theater while in quarantine. In this episode we discuss Jesus Christ Superstar which played at the Civic Center in January of 2020 and on Easter Sunday on NBC. Tell us what you think!  Visit us on Facebook or email us to let us know how you liked this show or any others.  Facebook.com/DesMusicals/ desmusicals@gmail.com
23:34
April 16, 2020
Come From Away
Karen and Ashley discuss Come From Away, which played at the Des Moines Performing Arts January 28-February 2, 2020. Tell us what you think!  Visit us on Facebook or email us to let us know how you liked this show or any others. Facebook.com/DesMusicals/ desmusicals@gmail.com
50:04
April 08, 2020
DMPA 2020-2021 Season Announcement
Des Moines Performing Arts has released the Willis Broadway Series lineup for 2020-2021! Tell us what you think!  Visit us on Facebook or email us to let us know what you think of the upcoming season. Facebook.com/DesMusicals/ desmusicals@gmail.com
25:51
March 27, 2020
Mean Girls
Karen and Ashley discuss Mean Girls which played October 15-20, 2019 at the Des Moines Performing Arts.  So Fetch! Tell us what you think!  Visit us on Facebook or email us to let us know how you liked this show or any others. Facebook.com/DesMusicals/ desmusicals@gmail.com
28:50
March 19, 2020
Our top 6!
Welcome to Des Musicals, where Karen and Ashley talk about musicals performing in the Des Moines area.  We kick off our podcast with our top 6 so you can get to know us and our tastes in musical theater. Tell us what you think!  Visit us on Facebook or email us to let us know your favorite musicals. Facebook.com/DesMusicals/ desmusicals@gmail.com
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