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Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Recognizes ACHS

 Damn Yankees cast
The Ankeny Centennial High School Damn Yankees cast receives honors from The Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards.
 
 Damn Yankees
The Ankeny Centennial High School production of Damn Yankees receives honors from The Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards.
 
 Damn Yankees
The Ankeny Centennial High School production of Damn Yankees receives honors from The Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards.
 
ANKENY, Iowa (May 23, 2016) - The Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards, presented by Des Moines Performing Arts, is recognizing Ankeny Centennial's production of Damn Yankees with several awards.  Congratulations!
 
Production Awards
Outstanding Overall Performance
Outstanding Ensemble
Outstanding Community Engagement

Student Awards
Outstanding Performance in a Principal Role – Justin Peterson as “Mr. Applegate”
Outstanding Performance in a Principal Role – Ryli Smith as “Lola”
Outstanding Achievement in Choreography – Sam Akers and Jenny Petsche

Special Recognition
Special Recognition for Performance in a Principal Role – Brandon Thomas as “Joe Boyd/Hardy”
Special Recognition for Performance as a Featured Dancer – Sam Akers
Special Recognition for Performance as a Featured Dancer – Jenny Petsche
"The cast and crew worked extremely hard this spring to produce a high-quality show," said Leslie Stratton, ACHS Drama Director.  "All of the kids showed dedication in their roles whether it was acting, production, or technical elements.  I could not be more proud of them for working together to create a show that was fantastic and admired by audience members and adjudicators across the board."  

About the Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards

The Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards celebrates the extraordinary achievements of young musical theater artists. The program aims to create visibility and support for high school musical theater programs and to highlight the importance of arts education.

Panels of community adjudicators, comprised of performing arts educators and professionals, attend and review each participating school's production.  Based on reviews and scores, schools ultimately receive awards in honor of their achievements in categories ranging from choreography, design, supporting performer, lead performer, and overall musical production.

The awards are designed to be celebratory rather than competitive in nature. Any student or school at an outstanding level is recognized for their achievement. Multiple honorees may be named in each category as performances merit.

The year culminates in an awards showcase on June 6 at the Civic Center stage featuring outstanding student performances.