School Matinee Performances

General Information

Grissom Theatre takes pride is presenting special performances for elementary- and middle school teachers and students. We welcome teachers and students from schools all over north Alabama to plan daytime field trips to come to Grissom and see a full production of our plays and musicals!

Where:

Grissom High School’s Martha deFord Hays Auditorium (1001 Haysland Road SW, Huntsville, AL 35802)

How:

Reserve your seats by emailing your group’s details (number of students and adults, preferred performance date, contact information, etc.) to ghs.daytimeshows@gmail.com. You will be contacted to confirm your reservation. A Study Guide is available upon request. Please indicate this request when you make your reservation.

Payments:

Groups Paying with a Purchase Order:

Make checks payable to Grissom Theatre Parents, or for Huntsville City schools making payments through the school system accounts, please make checks payable to “Grissom High School Theatre.”

All other groups:

A link will be provided, and you will make your reservations and pay online. Because of this new payment method for groups not using a purchase order, please make your reservations early!

Seating:

Seating is limited. We will seat your group in the order of the date we receive your reservation email and your confirmation email.

Transportation:

Schools must arrange for their own transportation. (Please reserve your bus transportation early!) Please remember your bus # for your return trip.

Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Who:

Students grades K-6th ($6 each); teachers and administrators are free; one chaperone per 10 students free

  • Students grades K-6th ($6 each)
  • teachers and administrators are free
  • one chaperone per 10 students free
    • for homeschool groups, on the coordinator of the event is free, due to the small student/teacher ratio
  • additional chaperones are $6 each

When:

Tuesday, December 10, and Wednesday December 11, 2019 at 9:00am

Runtime of the Show:

The show runs approximately one hour and five minutes.

The Story:

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is a high-energy comedy about what happens when the “worst kids in town” decide they want to be in the annual Christmas pageant. The result is a hilarious, yet touching play that teachers the town a lot more than any traditional show.

Tuck Everlasting: the Musical

Who:

  • Students grades 5th-12th ($6 each)
  • teachers and administrators are free
  • one chaperone per 10 students free
  • additional chaperones are $6 each
    • for homeschool groups: only the coordinator of the event is free, due to the small student/teacher ratio

When:

Thursday March 12, Wednesday March 18, and Thursday March 19, 2019 at 9:00am.

Runtime of the Show:

The show runs approximately two hours and thirty minutes.

The Story:

Eleven-year-old Winnie Foster yearns for a life of adventure beyond her white picket fence, but not until she becomes unexpectedly entwined with the Tuck family does she get more than she could have imagined. When Winnie learns of the magic behind the Tuck’s unending youth, she must fight to protect their secret from those who would do anything for a chance at eternal life. As her adventure unfolds, Winnie faces an extraordinary choice: return to her life, or continue with the Tucks on their infinite journey. Based upon the best-selling children’s classic by Natalie Babbitt and adapted for the stage by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle, Tuck Everlasting features a soaring score from Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen.