Urbandale Community Theatre produces one show every summer for the Des Moines area community. See below for information on our upcoming production, SIX-ON-SIX THE MUSICAL.

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SIX-ON-SIX THE MUSICAL Coming August 2018

SIX-ON-SIX – THE MUSICAL celebrates the rich tradition of six-on-six girls’ high school basketball in Iowa – its glorious history, unique rules, phenomenal popularity, colorful personalities, and the Title IX legal controversy that ultimately resulted in the game’s demise 25 years ago.

Proponents of six-on-six are the fans of the game, including the athletic union members who govern the sport and the lawyer they hire to represent their case. Opposed to the game are the detractors, including an outspoken mother, her 16-year-old daughter, and the lawyer they hire to represent their case. Intertwined with the main story are several subplots, including: the media attention surrounding a high school standout and her opportunity to break a national scoring record; the tension that develops between the two lawyers who represent opposite sides of the controversy; the pressure the mother places on her daughter to succeed; and the simplicity and sweetness of young love.

SIX-ON-SIX features 18 original songs and a cast of 30.  Running time is approximately 2 hours 20 minutes.


Interested in being a part of the show of the summer? We’d love for you to join us. Click below for audition information!

Performance Dates

Friday, August 3rd, 7:30pm
Saturday, August 4th, 7:30pm
Sunday, August 5th, 2:00pm
Thursday, August 9th, 7:30pm
Friday, August 10th, 7:30pm
Saturday, August 11th, 7:30pm
Sunday, August 12th, 2:00pm


Adults – $30*
Students – $15*

*Prices include tax.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at or by clicking on the button below. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover accepted. A service fee of $2.50 per ticket will be added at checkout for all orders purchased with credit card.

Or, at The Staplin Performing Arts Center box office beginning 45 minutes prior to performance time. Cash, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express accepted. A service fee of $2.50 per ticket will be added at checkout for all orders purchased with credit card.

All seats are reserved with assigned locations.

All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.

Venue Information

The Staplin Perfoming Arts Center
West Des Moines Valley High School
3650 Woodland Avenue
West Des Moines, IA

The Staplin Perfoming Arts Center is a state-of-the-art theater facility located on the east side of Valley High School. Seating capacity is approximately 1135 on three levels: orchestra, mezzanine, and balcony.

All seats are reserved with assigned locations. Seating begins 30 minutes prior to curtain time. Please call 619-363-4692 if you have special seating needs.

Directions from I-235: Take the 35th Street/Valley West Drive exit in West Des Moines. Proceed south for about 1/4 mile and Valley High School will be on the right.

Parking: Free lot parking adjacent to the facility on the east and north sides.

Creative Team

Book, Music & Lyrics by Robert John Ford
Directed & Choreographed by Alison Shafer

Music Director: Dani Boal
Orchestra Conductor: Carl Johnson
Scenic Designer: Alex Snodgrass
Lighting Designer: TBD
Sound Designer: Scott Gardner
Costumes, Props, Wigs & Makeup Designer: Allyson Cluney
Scenic Construction: TBD
Stage Manager: Korey Williams
Production Managers: Tim Pearson, Robert John Ford

Other creative team members and cast to be announced soon.