Musical Theater and Drama

Each school year students perform a spring play or musical directed by a community theater professional. Students have whisked audiences away to the Land of Oz, Narnia and Cherry Tree Lane. In addition to roles on stage, there are also opportunities for behind-the-scenes technical expertise and stage management. 


The 20-21 cast of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins performed at the Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards (IHSMTA) Showcase. Iowa PBS broadcast the showcase, featuring highlights from musical productions submitted for adjudication by high schools across the state.

Mary Poppins received the following recognition from the IHSMA:

  •  Outstanding Musical
  • Outstanding Ensemble
  • Outstanding Performances in a Principal Role
    – Chloe Crandell (‘21) as Mary Poppins
    – Mio Legaspi (‘21) as George Banks
    – Jayden Swaim (‘21) as Bert
  • Outstanding Stage Management
    – Lisi Main (‘22) and Max Olsen (‘21)
  • Special Recognition for Performance in a Principal Role
    – Maria Casady (‘22) as Jane Banks
    – Emily Dykema (‘21) as Miss Andrew
    – Carter Morrow (‘23) as Michael Banks
    – Sophie Murphy (‘[21) as Winifred Banks

Recent Performances 

21-22 Peter and the Starcatcher 
20-21 Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins
20-21 Senior Showcase: Radium Girls
19-20 The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe 
18-19 The Wizard of Oz
17-18 Peter Pan


Jen Green
Manda Miller