Iowa PBS presents the Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Showcase

IPTV will present an exclusive live stream of the 2018 Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Showcase on and Facebook on Monday, June 4, beginning at 7 p.m. A one-hour highlights special of the event will air Monday, July 16 at 8 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.

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.