JHS participates in 2016-17 Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards

Johnston High School is participating in the 2016-17 Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards. An unprecedented 60 schools will take part in this statewide program presented by Des Moines Performing Arts. The Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards is a year-long educational program that celebrates the extraordinary achievements of young musical theater artists.


Throughout the school year, panels of community adjudicators comprised of performing arts educators and professionals will attend and review each participating school’s production. Based on reviews and scores, schools ultimately will receive constructive feedback and awards in honor of their achievements.


The year will culminate in a professionally produced Awards Showcase to be held on the Des Moines Civic Center stage Monday, June 5, 2017. The Showcase will feature more than 500 students performing highlights from this season’s productions. In addition, student representatives from participating schools will work with a guest Broadway music director and choreographer on special numbers to open and close the evening.


Tickets to the Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Showcase will be available in April 2017.


JHS students performing Footloose the musical.

JHS students performed “Footloose” as the spring 2016 musical.

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