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Who are we? TimberGriffen Theater Company

     We are the joint efforts of Early College of Arvada and The Pinnacle Charter school. We joined forces in 2016 because ECA had incredible kids but no space, and PCS had the space and an incredible tech internship with Wonderbound.
      Zachary Vaughn and Kelly Bidstrup Graham met, and realized they were directing soul mates. Working incredibly well together, they navigated the merging of two different directorial styles and combining student bodies to pull off 2 really wonderful shows their first year; Sherlock Holmes and Guys and Dolls. During the 2017-2018 season they’ve taken on 3 productions, a 24 hour 1 act festival, In the Heights, and Steel Magnolias. Every show we get better and better.
      The 2018-2019 season lineup was announced at the close of Steel Magnolias and it includes a summer camp for middle school students and leadership/directing opportunities for high school students. The feature shows for the coming year are Little Shop of Horrors as well as something truly incredible. TimberGriffen has been granted the rights to adapt Neil Gaiman’s story “Coraline” into a theatre production, something that, to our knowledge, has not been done before.
     This program is a gem for both schools and a yet undiscovered diamond in the rough for the Federal Heights and Arvada community. Take a chance on us, see a show. Support local theater and theater education. You’ll be surprised by what our kids can do!

Encore Performing Arts – What we offer!

We offer several classes for our students who sing, play and act! Middle school students will participate in introductory Choir and Drama classes, Middle School and High School students can opt in to take an Instrumental Music course, and we offer an auditioned honor choir class for High school students that meets before school at 7:20am, we call them the Erocne Chorale.
In MS Choir students learn about music theory basics and how to sing! In Ms Drama students learn the basics of how to be on stage, the terminology, expectations, and how to tell a story and create a character. In our Instrumental class we allow students to bring in and play any instrument they have access to or they are interested in and we make a unique ensemble every semester of varied instruments and ability levels. It’s a challenge but it’s pretty darn cool. And in the Erocne Chorale students hone their craft and work on singing a more complex repertoire, they work on a capella pieces, jazz, popular tunes, and challenging historical pieces. They perform in the community and work as an outreach group representing ECA in our area!

We Are TimberGriffens!
And this is how we roll…
Check us out…


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Upcoming Events

Barnes & Noble night – May 19th
Mark your calendars and invite your friends to support our theater! All day on May 19th you and anyone you invite can come in to the Barnes and Noble in Westminster to purchase books and other media to fund-raise for our theater program. They must tell them at the register that they are purchasing so that funds will go back to the TimberGriffen Theater Co. Join us in the afternoon/early evening for performances and appearances by some of our most beloved TimberGriffen Characters. Missed a show? See a snippet or meet a character for a taste of what you missed!
Barnes & Noble
9370 Sheridan Blvd.
Westminster, CO  80003

Erocne Chorale:
Erocne will be holding auditions for next’s 0 hour honor choir in May. (We will also do a round of fall auditions) Rising 9th graders and any high school students may audition with 1 minute of a song they love either with sheet music or a karaoke track. A privilege for Erocne students may choose to be in the musical as part of the ensemble without an audition, but if they wish for a potential role beyond ensemble they must do a musical audition.

This is a fabulous ensemble to be a part of and an excellent way to work on your singing ability. Spots are limited, if you have questions or would like to set up an audition. See Ms. Graham.

Summer Theater:
Registration is open for our summer theater program  – Bunnicula! 

3-8 graders get to learn to act, dance, and sing, no experience required. Lunch and a T-shirt plus a month of high quality instruction and theater expertise is included in tuition.

9-12 graders apply to direct, music, direct, choreograph, and tech! There is no charge for 9-12 graders as this is an internship where you get to learn how to put up a production from the back end!

Tell your friends and get registered today! Payment for actors isn’t due until camp starts in June. There is 1 Performance on June 28th. More information is also available on the registration forms linked below:

2019 Timbergriffen Summer Theater Pro9gram 9-12  Student/Staff Application

2019 Timbergriffen Summer Theater Program 3-8 Student/Staff Application

Coming Soon:  “Chicago” – Our school is one of 10 nationally that has been give a free license to produce Chicago: High School Edition. We are so excited to be given this honor and to have our school and our theater program recognized this way! Check us out:
Are you curious as to how we were able to get the free license to produce Chicago?  Check this out:  VIDEO

Future things to look out for!

Summer 2019 – Children grades 3- 8 are invited to participate in our summer theater program, all are welcome and the only roles we audition for are leads, there is room for everyone! Students grades 9-12 are invited to apply to be Directors, choreographers, child watchers, and stage hands. This is an awesome opportunity to our TimberGriffens and future TimberGriffens alike to work on a variety of theatrical skills!