Local student thespians to be recognized

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The Spirit Lake High School theater department will participate in the 2018 Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Showcase, in honor of its achievements for its November 2017 production of “Once Upon  Mattress”. Produced by Des Moines Performing Arts, the Showcase will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, June 4 in the Des Moines Civic Center and will recognize a total of 68 schools from across the entire state.

Select students Greta Godlaxson, Tanner Thomsen and Ruby O’Hagan, will represent Spirit Lake High School by performing in a collaborative inter-school medley led by guest Broadway music director, Adam Jones, and choreographer, Sara Brians.

Anna Ascheman and Nate Walsh will perform an excerpt from their award-winning roles in “Once Upon a Mattress” as Lady Larken and Prince Dauntless, respectively.

Anna Ascheman and Nate Walsh will also audition for the opportunity to represent Iowa at the National High School Musical Theater Awards in New York City this summer as part of the Triple Threat Award program.

The Spirit Lake High School theater department will be recognized with the following awards and honors:

Outstanding Overall Performance

Outstanding Student Orchestra

Special Recognition for Ensemble

Tickets to the Showcase, which start at $15, will go on sale at 9 a.m.Wednesday, May 16 at DMPA.org, the Civic Center Ticket Office and by phone at 515-246-2300.

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