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  • Capitol Steps

    Closed Oct 19, 2020

  • South Pacific

    Feb 9, 2021

  • Anastasia

    Feb 25, 2021

  • Fiddler on the Roof

    Mar 2, 2021

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Apr 8, 2021

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Capitol Steps

Stephens Auditorium

Closed October 19, 2020

Another audience favorite, Capitol Steps is a troupe of current and former Congressional staffers who perform a political musical satire and keep you laughing about events and personalities on Capitol Hill, the Oval Office, and other centers of power. Capitol Steps takes a humorous look at serious issues and has provided laughs for millions since 1981, and have released over thirty albums of comic material!

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South Pacific

Stephens Auditorium

February 9, 2021

It's World War II and love that challenges society's racial standards takes place on a tropical island in the South Pacific. An American nurse falls for a French plantation owner but has difficulties coming to terms with his mixed-race children, while a U.S. lieutenant and a Tonkinese woman have to contemplate the consequences of possibly getting married.

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Anastasia

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Stephens Auditorium

February 25, 2021

Take an incredible journey to the past as the critically acclaimed, Broadway production of Anastasia heads on tour. Born from the pens of Obie and Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally and Tony-winning writing team Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, who ruled the Great White Way with their smash hit Ragtime, the musical draws on the score of the beloved animated film and includes the memorable melodies of Once Upon A December and Journey To The Past.

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Fiddler on the Roof

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Stephens Auditorium

March 2, 2021

This poignant yet jubilant classic set amongst the tumultuous Russian Revolution is out on tour after its hugely successful Broadway revival. Featuring the songs "If I Were a Rich Man" and "Matchmaker, Matchmaker", Bartlett Sher's latest production of this musical classic is a show not to be missed!

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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Stephens Auditorium

April 8, 2021

The acclaimed Broadway musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved children's book is taking North America by storm in its national tour! Proving to be a monster hit with audiences both on Broadway and in London, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory set the record for the highest weekly gross in West End history. It also garnered two Olivier Awards for its lush costumes and creative lighting design and a Drama Desk award for its puppetry! So step into a candy wonderland with this spectacular adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic.

Iowa State Center

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Iowa State University, Scheman Building #102, Ames, IA 50011

Standing a short distance from Iowa State University's central campus in Ames, Iowa State Center was the idea of former University President James Hilton. Completed in 1975, the sprawling complex consists of a whole host of performance venues, exhibition halls and athletic grounds.

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