JOHNSTON, IOWA (May 25, 2022) — Feel the energy of hundreds of amazing student performers, representing 85 participating Iowa high schools, as they share highlights from their award-winning school musicals during the 2022 Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Showcase. Iowa PBS is proud to present an exclusive livestream of the full event on iowapbs.orgFacebook, and YouTube on Saturday, June 18, 7PM. A ninety-minute highlights special will air Monday, July 18, 8PM.

The Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Showcase is an unforgettable evening of entertainment celebrating the important contributions of Iowa's high-school drama programs. Throughout the year, theater professionals travel across the state to review high-school musical productions. The year culminates with students from those schools coming together in a professionally-produced awards showcase at the Des Moines Civic Center, sharing highlights from their productions and receiving honors for their work in performance, technical, and creative categories. In addition, students work under the direction of a guest music director and choreographer from New York City to give the best performances of their young lives.

This is a can't-miss evening for anyone who loves musicals and believes in the power of the arts to impact young people.

In addition to its statewide broadcast, Iowa PBS .1 is available to livestream on, the PBS Video App, and YouTube TV. Iowa PBS programs, behind-the-scenes extras and more can be enjoyed on iowapbs.orgFacebook, and YouTube. Viewers can also stream their favorite shows on demand using the PBS Video App, available on iOS, Android, and many streaming devices.

About Iowa PBS

As Iowa's only statewide television network, Iowa PBS's mission to educate, inform, enrich, and inspire Iowans guides its quality, non-commercial programming that tells Iowa's stories like no one else can. Four statewide, public channels offer programs of lasting value to Iowans, regardless of where they live or what they can afford: Iowa PBS .1, Iowa PBS KIDS .2, Iowa PBS WORLD .3 and Iowa PBS Create .4 on Channel 11, Des Moines; Channel 12, Iowa City; Channel 21, Fort Dodge; Channel 24, Mason City; Channel 27, Sioux City; Channel 32, Waterloo; Channel 32, Council Bluffs; Channel 36, Davenport; and Channel 36, Red Oak. More information can be found at

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