Drama 1 Showcase

Come celebrate a year of hard work for an evening of short contemporary scenes performed by the 9th Grade of The Waterwell Drama Program! These students have been working with their instructor, Mr. Kelati, on excerpts from challenging texts including scenes from Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwrights such as David Lindsey-Abaire, John Patrick Shanley, and Stephen Adley Guirgis!

Get tickets here

Performance Information:
Professional Performing Arts School Blackbox (328 West 48th Street)
June 4th-5th @ 7pm

Farm to People Fundraiser

We’ve partnered with Farm To People to fundraise for PPAS!

April 21st – July 1st

Get started now! Sign up Here


Here’s how it works:

Every time you shop on Farm To People’s website from now until
July 1, 2024, 5 percent goes back to the PPAS PTA.

Make that a subscription to one of their weekly, bi-weekly or monthly farm boxes and that number becomes 10%.


Q: How do I join? 

A: To join our fundraiser, simply create an account on Farm to People, add whatever you want to your basket, and enter code: FARMTOPPAS upon checkout

Q: Do I need to enter the code every time I shop? 

A: Nope! Once you’ve used the code during the fundraising time period, you’re all set. Farm to People will automatically give back 5% or 10% accordingly on all subsequent orders until the end of the period.

Q: Do I have to subscribe? 

A: No, but for every 10 customers that subscribe to any item during the fundraiser, Farm to People will add a $250 bonus to our fundraising check. However, you can always shop any of the items à la carte, no subscription required.

Q: Who can join the fundraiser? 

A: Anybody who wants to support the fundraiser can join — friends, family and neighbors. Just spread the word and don’t forget to share our code! 

Musical Theater Performances

Musical Theater End of Year Performances!

MT1 – “2024 Musical Theater Freshmen Showcase”

PPAS Blackbox
(A limited number of tickets are available for this show
and the first round of sales will be for MT1 families)

Friday, May 17th – 7 pm

MT2 – “The Laramie Project”

PPAS Auditorium (onstage seating arrangement)

Thursday, June 6th – 7 pm
Friday, June 7th – 7 pm

MT3/4 – “The Mystery of Edwin Drood”

PPAS Auditorium (onstage seating arrangement)

Thursday, May 30th – 7 pm
Friday, May 31st – 7 pm
Saturday, June 1st – 7 pm

MT3/4 – “Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens”

PPAS Blackbox

Thursday, May 30th – 7 pm
Friday, May 31st – 7 pm
Saturday, June 1st – 7 pm

Be a Champion

Become A PPAS Champion For The Arts!

The fight to fund the arts is an ongoing battle in public schools across the country.

The PPAS PTA Gala committee is committed to developing initiatives to assist you in keeping the Arts at the center of our education model.

DON’T miss this opportunity for you to:

ATTEND the Gala for FREE

SUPPORT your child’s art department & CONTRIBUTE to the PTA general fund which supports students in need, teacher appreciation events, school-wide hospitality events and assemblies, and much, much more.

It takes less than 10 minutes to start raising funds &

(This is a five-day only event!)

Become a CHAMPION for the ARTS at PPAS!!

Informational ZOOM meetings will be held on Monday and Tuesday,
May 13th and 14th at 7:30 pm

Check your email for Zoom information.

PTA Meeting April 18

PTA Meeting this Thursday!

We will meet in person at PPAS at 6 pm and also on Zoom.

Immediately following the meeting at 7 pm, join us at the Spring Vocal Soiree.

We will vote on how to allocate an additional ~ $40,000 in the PTA budget.

Options include:

1. Carry the excess funds raised through the GoFundMe into next year’s general budget which would allow for various uses.

2. Earmark excess funds raised through the GoFundMe evenly among the remaining performing arts departments.

(Waterwell HS Drama and Middle School Theater Arts excluded)

3. Propose another use. If you have a different idea please contact your PTA delegate.

Purchase Tickets for Gala


We are combining the BEST of PPAS fundraising/community events!

JOIN US for the 2024 PPAS SLAM and Gala Preview event on Friday, May 3.

Purchase PPAS Slam tickets NOW!

Preview auction items and enter to win baskets and bundles during the SLAM
then Come and Celebrate all that is happening at PPAS with our end-of-the-year Gala!

Purchase Gala tickets NOW!