Clarke Community High School theater department will participate in the 2018 Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Showcase, presented by EMC Insurance Companies, in honor of the school’s achievements for its November production of Disney’s, The Little Mermaid.

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 Monday, June 4 at 7:00 p.m. and will recognize a total of 68 schools from across the entire state.

Select students, Sam Belden, Madyson Hill and Maddy Mickle, will represent Clarke Community High School by performing in a collaborative inter-school medley led by guest Broadway music director, Adam Jones, and choreographer, Sara Brians.

Clarke Drama will also be recognized with the following awards and honors:

Distinguished Scene, “Kiss the Girl” and also for Outstanding Community Engagement. Brittany Beckett will represent Clarke Drama on stage to explain the Community Engagement and receive the award.

Tickets to the Showcase, which start at $15, will go on sale on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 9 AM at, the Civic Center Ticket Office, and by phone at 515-246-2300.

For the first time, the Showcase will be live-streamed at as part of an exciting collaboration with Iowa Public Television. IPTV will air a highlights special of the evening later this summer.