Perry students receive Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards for ‘Mamma Mia!’ performances

COURTESY OF PERRY HIGH SCHOOL

Perry High School has been recognized with the following awards and honors for their April production "Mamma Mia!" as part of the 2021 Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards (IHSMTA), presented by EMC Insurance Companies:

Production Awards

Distinguished Scene -- “S.O.S”

Sebastian Hernandez sings during a recent "Mamma Mia!" rehearsal.

Special Recognition

Special Recognition for Performance in a Principal Role -- Ainsley Marburger as “Donna Sheridan”

Ainsley Marburger sings "Dancing Queen" during a rehearsal for Perry High School's production of "Mamma Mia!" Marburger was recognized by the Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards for Special Recognition for Performance in a Principal Role.

Iowa PBS will broadcast a year-end Awards Showcase at 8:30 p.m. on July 9. The broadcast will feature highlights from several musical productions submitted for adjudication by high schools from across the state this year. Featured performances will be recorded at the Des Moines Civic Center in June.

Additional honors and recognition for all 78 schools in this year’s program will be available in a special online gallery at DMPA.org that will launch on July 9 in tandem with the Iowa PBS broadcast.

IHSMTA is a year-long, signature education initiative of Des Moines Performing Arts.