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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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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 9, 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 5, 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 5, 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 8, 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 4, 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 2, 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 6, 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 4, 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 8, 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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March 19, 2020
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