There are a few award-winning musicals to enjoy here in Iowa this spring and summer!

When it comes to Broadway, the musical Hamilton is definitely one of the most popular shows of the last decade. Since premiering Off-Broadway back in 2015, it has received endless recognition and has won a TON of awards. According to Wikipedia:

"At the 70th Tony Awards, Hamilton received a record-breaking 16 nominations and won 11 awards, including Best Musical. It received the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama."

Written by Linn-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton tells the story of founding father Alexander Hamilton using a variety of musical genres, including hip-hop, jazz, and R&B. A filmed version of the stage performance is currently available to watch on the Disney+ streaming service, but if you want to experience it live, you'll be happy to know that it's coming to Iowa this spring!

Hamilton will take over the Des Moines Civic Center May 17th through June 5th of 2022, with 24 different performances on the schedule. Depending on the date and seats you choose, tickets range anywhere from $59 to $229. You can purchase yours online HERE.

Hamilton isn't the only big Broadway musical to stop in Iowa these next few months! Here are a few of the other tours coming to various venues in 2022:

  • Hadestown
    • Des Moines Civic Center
    • March 22nd through 27th
  • Hairspray
    • Stephens Auditorium in Ames
    • March 27th at 7:30 p.m.
  • Waitress
    • Adler Theatre in Davenport
    • June 1st at 8 p.m.
  • My Fair Lady
    • Des Moines Civic Center
    • August 2nd through 7th

As far as local theatre goes, Theatre Cedar Rapids is putting on the musical Mamma Mia! 

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