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Capra's Christmas Classic, Starring James Stewart and Donna Reed

Frank Capra co-wrote the script, produced, and directed this holiday classic set in the fictional town of Bedford Falls. The plot revolves around George Bailey (played by James Stewart), the hard-working owner of a small savings and loan company, who must face a financial crisis not of his own making. Through the intervention of an angel, the distraught George learns just how much his life, though constantly fraught with personal disappointment, has meant to other townspeople.

<i>Ramona Quimby</I> Sneak Preview

See a sneak preview of the Des Moines Community Playhouse production of Ramona Quimby. Based on the classic series of books by Beverly Cleary, this story follows Ramona during a tough time as she deals with her sister Beezus, her Aunt's marriage, and her Dad losing his job. But no matter how hard things get, Ramona will always come out on top! Come and enjoy the performance and register to win free tickets to the play!

<i>Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka</I> Sneak Preview

See a sneak preview of the Des Moines Community Playhouse production of Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka. Watch as Charlie Bucket and four other Golden Ticket winners set off on a delicious musical adventure through Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory with Mr. Wonka himself! Come and enjoy the performance and register to win free tickets to the play!

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