Two new Temple Theater shows announced for 2018

Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce two new shows at The Temple Theater for Spring 2018. “LIVE IN CENTRAL PARK (REVISITED): Simon & Garfunkel” will take the stage for two performances on Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10, 2018. “THE BABY BOOMER COMEDY SHOW: Clean, Stand-Up Comedy for People Born Before Seat Belts” will open for two performances on Saturday, March 17, 2018. Single tickets to both shows will go on sale Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 starting at 9 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at, the Civic Center Ticket Office, and by phone at 515-246-2300.

Friday, March 9, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

In 1981, more than 500,000 music fans gathered in Central Park to witness the now legendary reunion of folk duo Simon & Garfunkel. Award-winning recording artists, Lee Lessack and Johnny Rodgers recreate that magical night. With dulcet vocals harmonizing over lilting guitar, you’ll hear all the beloved poetic masterpieces that made Simon & Garfunkel famous: “Mrs. Robinson,” “Homeward Bound,” “Scarborough Fair,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “The Sound of Silence,” and many more.

LEE LESSACKs graceful lyric baritone vocals and sophisticated, yet endearing persona have made him a shining star on the international concert scene. Billboard Magazine calls his singing “vocal romanticism of a high order.”

JOHNNY RODGERS is an internationally celebrated singer-songwriter, pianist, Broadway veteran, and recording artist who is described by Stephen Holden, from The New York Times, as an entertainer “who has show business in his bones” with “fused elements of Billy Joel, Peter Allen and Johnny Mercer.”

THE BABY BOOMER COMEDY SHOW: Clean, Stand-Up Comedy for People Born
Before Seat Belts
Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Baby boomer and veteran comedians Jan McInnis and Kent Rader come together in The Baby Boomer Comedy Show. This 90-minute theater event is filled with clean humor on topics the boomer generation can relate to—family, kids, work, do-it-yourself projects, dieting, aging, grandchildren and is perfect for all boomers wanting a night of entertaining and clean comedy.

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