IPTV presents the Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Showcase

Posted: July 5, 2018

Iowa Public Television will present exclusive statewide coverage of the 2018 Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Showcase on Monday, July 16 at 8 p.m. The 90-minute program showcases the opening number and finale as well as highlights from the various medleys performed by the students. The showcase will be rebroadcast Sunday, July 22 at 1 p.m.

The IHSMTA program is a year-long signature Des Moines Performing Arts community initiative. Throughout the year, theater professionals travel across the state to review high school musical productions, helping teachers and students enhance their talents and their schools’ theater programs. This year 68 schools were invited to participate.

The program culminates with the IHSMTA Showcase held at the Des Moines Civic Center. Based on reviewer scores and nominations, outstanding musicals and performers are invited to share highlights from their productions and create interschool medleys under the direction of Broadway professionals and receive awards for the various elements of their musicals. IPTV’s broadcast will conclude with the announcement of the Triple Threat Award. The two recipients of this award win the honor of representing Iowa at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards in New York City.

Support for Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Showcase on IPTV is provided by the Daniel & Ann Krumm Charitable Trust.