Des Moines Fall 2012 Theater Season Kicks Off - Highlights!
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by Brooke Bridenstine
Though the heat is still stifling in the Des Moines area, several area theater companies will be ringing in the fall theater season and kicking off their 2012-2013 season this month. Read on to find out more.
The Des Moines Playhouse opens their season with the Andrew Lloyd Weber musical Sunset Boulevard. This Tony winner for Best Musical, based on the Billy Wilder film of the same name, tells the tale of former silent movie star Norma Desmond and her desperate attempt to stay relevant in the golden age of Hollywood. The show runs September 7 -30th. For additional information and to purchase tickets visit http://www.dmplayhouse.com/
On September 14th, Repertory Theater of Iowa begins the season with the debut of an original stage adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility by RTI’s own Kerry Skram. Sense and Sensibility follows the romantic foibles of the Dashwood sisters in the English countryside. Performances end September 30th. For more information visit http://www.rtiowa.org/
Finally, StageWest opens the season with Tracy Letts’ Superior Donuts. Superior Donutsportrays the unpredictable relationship between a rundown donut shop owner and his only employee, a black teenager who wants the shop to prosper. Running from September 21 – October 7th, this comedic drama is making its’ central Iowa debut. For additional information and to purchase tickets visit http://stagewestiowa.com/
The options available this month are only a hint of what’s to come as the new theater season gets under way.