Girl From The North Country at Des Moines Civic Center

Girl From The North Country at Des Moines Civic CenterThe US Tour is fast approaching! Brave the harrowing land of Girl from the North Country at the Des Moines Civic Center from November 28th to December 3rd! For two and a half hours, venture into the hauntingly beautiful world of Duluth, Minnesota, where the storied Laine guesthouse stands as a symbol of strength amid the shadows of the Great Depression. This isn’t just a guesthouse – it’s a crossroads of lives derailed by the times accompanied by Nobel Prize-winning songwriter Bob Dylan’s toe-tapping tracks including, “Forever Young,” “Hurricane,” “Like A Rolling Stone,” and much more! This fall, treat yourself to a rich live experience at the illustrious Des Moines Civic Center, Iowa’s crown jewel of theaters that offers the finest Broadway viewing experience in the entire state. The times are a-changin’, and this is one change you’ll want to be part of! Claim those well-deserved tickets as soon as possible!

Girl From The North Country Tickets:

“Best of the Year!” – The New Yorker

“Profoundly Beautiful. This ravishing and singular musical hears America singing.” – The New York Times

Girl From The North Country tickets

There’s always a light at the end of the tunnel! The Girl From the North Country is here to show you the way to the Des Moines Civic Center where audiences can catch the two-and-a-half-hour production from November 28th to December 3rd!

In the harsh winter of 1934, in Duluth, Minnesota, our story takes place in the Laine family’s boarding house with walls echoing with stories of hope and hardship. From Elizabeth Laine, whose mind is ensnared by dementia’s cruel threads, to Dr. Walker, a physician caught in morphine’s unforgiving grasp, each soul bears secrets veiled in the shadows of struggle. In a time when the country bears the heavy cloak of adversity, the question lingers: Can rays of hope pierce through the darkness, revealing the path to redemption?

Simply put, The Girl From the North Country is a musical adaptation of Conor McPherson’s original book fused with the inspiring tracks of Boby Dylan. It first opened in 2018, gracing the stages of New York’s prestigious Public Theatre. There, it garnered acclaim, clinching the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical. In a series of successful showings, the show soared even higher in the Broadway skies back in 2019 when it was featured in the prestigious Belasco Theatre. Additionally, the show secured seven Tony Award nominations and won the Best Orchestrations category.

“A rupture of a musical. Listen up: You’ll want to journey to the spiritually rousing Girl from the North Country!” – The Washington Post

“Nothing less than a Broadway Revelation.” – Chicago Tribune

Furthermore, the brilliance of award-winning orchestrator Simon Hale shines, as he breathes new life into twenty of Bob Dylan’s legendary anthems. Hale’s transformative orchestrations reimagine classics like “Forever Young,” “All Along The Watchtower,” “Hurricane,” “Slow Train Coming,” and “Like A Rolling Stone,” presenting them in a new light, unlike anything we’ve heard before.

Girl From The North Country cast and team

Introducing the talented actors and actresses who will play our complex characters; the officially announced cast list can be reviewed below:


  • Alan Ariano as Dr. Walker
  • David Benoit as Mr. Burke
  • Ben Biggers as Gene Laine
  • Jennifer Blood as Elizabeth Laine
  • Matt Manuel as Joe Scott
  • Sharae Moultrie as Marianne Laine
  • John Schiappa as Nick Laine
  • Jay Russell as Mr. Perry
  • Chiara Trentalange as Kaet Draper
  • Jeremy Webb as Reverend Marlowe
  • Jill Van Velzer as Mrs. Burke
  • Aidan Wharton as Elias Burke
  • Carla Woods as Mrs. Neilson
  • Paul Blankenship as Offstage Cover

The full ensemble comprises Ashley D. Brooks, Justin Michael Duval, Kelly McCormick, and Hosea Mundi while the Swing includes Rayla Garske, Warren Nolan Jr., Ali Regan, and Danny Vaccaro.


  • Conor McPherson – Writer and Director
  • Bob Dylan – Music and Lyrics
  • Rae Smith – Scenic and Costume Design
  • Simon Hale – Orchestrations, Arrangements, and Music Supervision
  • Mark Henderson – Lighting Design
  • Simon Baker – Sound Design
  • Lucy Hind – Movement Direction
  • Dean Sharenow – Music Coordinator
  • Wiley Deweese – Music Director
  • Jeff Brancato – Production Supervisor
  • Justin Myhre – Production Stage Manager
  • Rachel Heine – Stage Manager
  • Campbell Young & Associates – Wig & Hair Design
  • Arc, Inc. – Casting
  • Tristan Baker, Charlie Parsons, Steven Lappin – Producers

During the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic, McPherson was granted approval from the legendary singer-songwriter, Bob Dylan, to incorporate his extensive catalog of songs into the debut musical. In an interview with The New York Times, Dylan expressed more than just consent; he conveyed his sincere admiration for “Girl From the North Country,” signifying his endorsement and appreciation as a fan of the evocative musical masterpiece. “The play had me crying at the end. I can’t even say why. When the curtain came down, I was stunned. I really was,” Dylan shared. “Too bad Broadway shut down because I wanted to see it again.”

“A musical that does complete justice to the artistry of the great American songwriter whose genius inspired it.” – The Wall Street Journal

“Miraculous!” – The Hollywood Reporter

des moines civic center Girl From The North Country

This year, the jukebox musical will arrive at the Des Moines Civic Center as part of the running US Tour that launched earlier this fall. Without a doubt, this renowned music hall promises crowds a rare and unparalleled viewing experience thanks to its high-end seats, remarkable stage, and cutting-edge theatrical amenities. 

Don’t think twice, it’s all right – secure your tickets now for The Girl from the North Country at the Des Moines Civic Center from November 28th to December 3rd! Seize the moment or you’ll be knockin’ on heaven’s door, missing out on the chance to catch the newest musical sensation!

“Everything in this exquisite Broadway musical is perfect.” – Daily Beast