Moulin Rouge – The Musical at Des Moines Civic Center

Moulin Rouge - The Musical Tickets

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Moulin Rouge - The Musical

Catch the most spectacularly beguiling cabaret born from Broadway this Friday 23rd August 2024 as Moulin Rouge! The Musical claims the spotlight LIVE at Des Moines’s Des Moines Civic Center! Following half a decade of acclaim, the 10x Tony-awarded production has announced a long-overdue North American tour teeming with fame and fashion.

Witness the unlikely romance between ambitious composer Christian (Christian Douglas) and nightclub star Satine (Gabrielle McClinton) in a period where vice is boundless, and the one worthwhile goal is prestige! Adapted from Baz Luhrmann’s eponymous 2001 film, Moulin Rouge follows a marvelous book written by John Logan and award-winning choreography from Sonya Tayeh, helmed by prolific theater director Alex Timbers.

It employs a collection of chart-topping music by several artists across genres, from David Bowie’s “Heroes" to Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance," — backed up by a live band conducted by Andrew Graham. Buy your tickets soon to see Moulin Rouge! The Musical at the Des Moines Civic Center’s elegant stage on Friday 23rd August 2024!

Revel in the rousing charm of Paris, France, at the 20th century's Belle Epoque in Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Five years since its Broadway premiere, this shimmering jukebox show continues to leave audiences awestruck as it stops by North America’s hottest venues, including a Friday 23rd August 2024 appearance at the Des Moines Civic Center in Des Moines!

Navigate the lively Montmartre district and take a peek inside the titular Moulin Rouge nightclub in an enticing story of vices, love, and tragedies. Lay your eyes on the establishment's sparkling star of the night, the tantalizing singer Satine, and uncover her unexpected liaison with Christian, an ambitious writer — from their first encounter of mistaken identity to a dramatic commitment against fate itself. In about two and a half hours, this adventurous show will bewitch you with its cast’s enthralling performances, giving color to a glorious period of Bohemian pleasures.
"Forbidden pleasures abound in this spectacular musical" - Ben Brantley, The New York Times.

Directed by Alex Timbers, Moulin Rouge! The Musical offers a splendid book written by John Logan, derived from Baz Luhrmann's Academy Award-winning romantic drama, and intricate choreography from Sonya Tayeh. Its music, meanwhile, lists a diverse collection of pop culture’s most influential hits, from Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil" to Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling in Love" to Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep.”

Broadway's original 2020 series received unanimous acclaim, clinching ten Tony Awards, including the sought-after Best Musical, eleven Outer Critics Circle Awards, five Drama Desk Awards, and two Drama League Awards. This year, the North American tour plans to steal spotlights, capture hearts, and break box-office records — one city at a time.

Our hosting venue, Des Moines's Des Moines Civic Center, ensures audiences a show like nothing you've ever seen, upheld by the establishment’s top-of-the-line sound and visual setups, with fantastic views to a marvelous stage. Tickets are selling out — get yours soon for Moulin Rouge! The Musical LIVE this Friday 23rd August 2024!

Moulin Rouge - The Musical at Des Moines Civic Center

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