Lancer Productions is proud to celebrate and announce their 2023 Iowa High School Musical Theater Award honors for their spring production of Anything Goes, directed by Renae Mohr and Maddie Harbour, with vocal direction by Bobby Becher, Orchestra direction by Carl Collins, choreography by Bethany Sanders, scenic design and technical direction by Tom Goodall, Josh Tipsword, and Justin Walker, and produced by Stacie Kintigh and Emily Hintze.
(Inclusive of all performance, technical, and creative elements)
Outstanding Student Orchestra
Outstanding: Behind the Scenes - Creative Team
(Lighting, costuming, hair, and makeup)
Outstanding: Behind the Scenes - Public Relations Team
The Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards have also recognized many individuals in our cast!
Outstanding Performance in a Principal Role: Chloe Schwab as Reno Sweeney
Outstanding Performance in a Principal Role: Thomas McCarthy as Lord Evelyn Oakley
Special Recognition in a Principal Role: Keaton Braack as Billy Crocker
Special Recognition in a Principal Role: Grace Hamann as Erma
Special Recognition in a Principal Role: Michael Kintigh as Elijah Whitney
Special Recognition in a Principal Role: Hannah Noonan as Hope Harcourt
Special Recognition in a Principal Role: Isaiah Serrano as Moonface Martin
Select students will represent North Scott by performing in a collaborative inter-school medley led by a guest Broadway music director and choreographer.
For their nominations as Outstanding Performers, Chloe Schwab and Thomas McCarthy will 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.
We are excited that Lancer Productions 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 production of Anything Goes!
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 7:00 p.m. and will recognize a total of 94 schools from across the entire state. Tickets to the Showcase, which start at $15, will go on sale on Friday, May 12, 2023 at 10 AM 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 1:00 p.m.
Finally, two incredibly special individuals have received an incredible honor: the Impact Award. This award is student nominated, and given to an adult in the theatre who has made tremendous contributions to their school and had a lasting impact on their students. Tom Goodall and Stacie Kintigh are both 2023 Impact Award recipients.
We thank the Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards for their service to Theatre Education in Iowa!