Information for the 2023-2024 school year

The Griffin PTO and Pacific Northwest Theater Company are excited to announce the 26th annual theater productions for the 2023-2024 school year, directed by Steven Wells. Participation is open to any Griffin student in 5th through 8th grade. No prior experience is necessary!


This year's winter play is.... Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella! Our springtime show will be.... Once Upon A Mattress!


Performance Dates:

Cinderella: Monday-Friday, January 8th through Friday February 2nd from 3:30 to 5:30 PM. Wednesday study hall will be available for those students who need a place to go from 2:20-3:30 on Wednesdays. January 29th through February 2nd (last week of rehearsals) is Tech Week and rehearsals will last until 6pm. A dinner (sandwiches and chips) will be provided on Friday, February 2nd, in between the rehearsal and 6 PM call time for the performance. Performances will take place on Friday, February 2nd at 7 PM and Saturday, February 3rd at 2 PM and 7 PM

Once Upon A Mattress: Monday-Friday, May 13-June 7 from 3:30 to 5:30pm. Performances will take place Friday June 7 at 7 PM and Saturday June 8 at 2 PM and 7 PM Parent volunteers are a necessity to make this play a success. There are many different tasks that rely on different skill sets and time availability. It is an expectation that all families will volunteer in multiple opportunities.


Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella and Once Upon A Matress Covid Safety Regulations: Cast will participate in safety protocols requested by Pacific Northwest Theater. Cast members may be asked to wear face masks during rehearsals.


REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR 2023-2024 - PLEASE READ! In an ongoing effort to improve the registration process, the PTO, Play Coordinators, and Pacific Northwest Theater have created a new registration policy as follows:


Online registration for both plays will begin Saturday, November 18th at 9:00 AM. To register, please log-on to the Griffin PTO website and follow the prompts on the homepage. Registration is based on order of registration and fills fast, so set your alarms!


8th Graders will be given the first 10 minutes to register for the play. 8th graders will be able to register for BOTH plays if they are interested.


After the first 10 minutes have passed, then any 5th - 8th grade student (during the 2023-2024 school year) will be able to register for ONE play of their choosing until registration is full. They may add their name to a waitlist for the second play if they choose. When both plays are full (30 students) registration will close. 


Remember, 8th Grade students can begin to register at 9AM. At 9:10, any student in 5th-8th grade can register. If you register before 9:10 and your child is not in 8th grade, your registration will not be accepted.


The registration fee is $175. Parents will receive an email from the PTO after their child is registered for the play- this will confirm registration and allow for payment. Cost should not prevent any child from participating. If your child is in need of a scholarship, please contact Shawnee Morgan. We look forward to another wonderful production!

Griffin Theater Productions

Griffin PTO and Pacific Northwest Theater, under the artistic direction of Steven Wells, partner together to offer two opportunities, in January and May, to participate in theater productions each year.


Play rehearsals are typically four weeks long Monday-Friday from 3:30-5:30pm in the gym. On early release Wednesdays, a study hall is available for cast members from 2:20-3:30pm. The final week of rehearsals is Tech Week and rehearsals may go longer if needed. Three stage performances will take place on the 4th week, Friday 7pm and Saturday 2pm and 7pm.


Parent volunteers are a necessity to make this play a success. There are many different tasks that rely on different skill sets and time availability. It is an expectation that all families will volunteer in multiple opportunities. 


Registration Information

  • Registration Fee $175 
  • Scholarships available please inquire.
  • Participation is open to 5th-8th grade students.
  • First 10 minutes of registration is open to 8th grade students only.
  • After the first 10 minutes, registration is open to all 5th-8th grade students.
  • Enrollment Maximum: 35
  • Waitlist Maximum: 20
  • Waitlist Details: All students on the waitlist will be automatically registered for the spring play after the 8th graders have registered. There will be no waitlist for the spring play.
  • Spring Play Enrollment: Priority is given to 8th graders who participate in the winter play, along with any student on the waitlist. These two groups make up the 35 student maximum.

Past Productions

2023 Elf Jr. The Musical

2023 Honk Jr.

2022 Willy Wonka Jr. 

2022 Beauty and the Beast Jr.

2020 The Little Mermaid Jr.

2019 The Wizard of Oz: Young Performers’ Edition

2018 Mulan Jr.

2017 Pirates of Penzance Jr.

2016 Willy Wonka Jr.

2015 Aladdin Jr.

2014 Annie Jr.

2013 The Wizard of Oz: Young Performers’ Edition

2012 Seussical Jr.

2011 Snow White Goes West Jr.

2010 Alice in Wonderland Jr.

2009 Music Man Jr.

2008 Guys and Dolls Jr.

2007 Bugsy Malone Jr.

2006 Aladdin Jr.

2005 Fiddler on the Roof Jr.

2004 Once on this Island Jr.

2003 Treasure Island, The Prince Street Players

2002 Emperor’s New Clothes


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