Montezuma Theater Department to participate in 2023 High School Musical Theater Awards Showcase
From left, Lydia Singleton, Kaya Latcham and Faith Ferry will represent Montezuma at the 2023 Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Showcase on Thursday, June 1 at the Des Moines Civic Center. Montezuma is being recognized for the school’s achievement for its November 2022 production of “Little Shop of Horrors.”
Montezuma High School theater department will participate in the 2023 Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Showcase, presented by EMC Insurance Companies, in honor of the school's achievements for its November 2022 production of Little Shop of Horrors.
Produced by Des Moines Performing Arts as the culmination of a year-long education initiative, the Showcase will be held at the Des Moines Civic Center on Thursday, June 1 at 7 p.m. and will recognize a total of 94 schools from across the entire state.
Montezuma High School will be honored in a special video shown at the Showcase, in celebration of its receipt of an Outstanding Overall Technical and Creative Achievement Award - one of the program's highest honors.
Select students, Faith Ferry and Kaya Latcham, will represent Montezuma High School by performing in a collaborative inter-school medley led by a guest Broadway music director and choreographer.
Lydia Singleton, who received an Outstanding Performance in a Principal Role as Audrey, will perform an excerpt from her award-winning role in Little Shop of Horrors as Audrey. Lydia will also participate in the Triple Threat Award program with other advanced performing students. In addition to a special performance at the showcase, students will audition for theater camp scholarships and the opportunity to represent Iowa at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards in New York City this summer.
Montezuma High School will also be recognized with the following awards and honors: Special Recognition for Performance in a Principal role, Kaya Latcham, as Seymour and Special Recognition for Behind-the-Scenes Role, Samantha Bos, for Publicity and Promotions.
Tickets to the Showcase are $15 and are available at DMPA.org, the Des Moines Civic Center Ticket Office, and by phone at 515-246-2300.
The Awards Showcase will be live-streamed at IowaPBS.org as part of a collaboration with Iowa PBS. Iowa PBS will also broadcast a highlights special of the event on Friday, July 14 at 8:30 p.m. and on Sunday, July 16 at 1 p.m.
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