Ensemble Workshop Productions

STC’s Ensemble Workshop productions are led by professional directors and actors and offer students the experience of participating in a fully-produced musical or play with sets, costumes, and lighting on either the STC Main Stage or the STC Pollock Stage. Students learn warm-up techniques, theatre etiquette, vocal projection, diction, singing, dancing, and acting, as well as collaboration skills as they work together to tell great stories.

Auditions take place in October and November for the Winter Musical. Auditions take place in February for the Spring Play.

Contact education@sactheatre.org or call 916-446-7501 ext. 116 for more information.


January 11th – 14, 2018

Appropriate for All Ages

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Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure book by Craig Sodaro. Music by Eric Rockwell, Lyrics by Joanne Bogart.….. –

In this whimsical tale, The Darling children love to hear of Peter Pan’s adventures during his visits through the open window of the nursery. One night, the Darling children join Peter on his adventures in Neverland and encounter the Lost Boys, Princess Tiger Lily, and the evil Captain Hook. This fantastical adaptation captures all the charm and magic of everyone’s favorite story of The Boy Who Never Grew Up.

Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure is performed by STC School of the Arts Young Professional Conservatory and Pre-Professional Ensemble students.

The Pre-Professional Ensemble program serves students ages 7 to 13 and culminates in a full-length production on STC’s stages. These workshops, taught by professional actors and directors, offer students the experience of a fully-produced musical with lighting, and costumes, as well as collaboration and performance skills as they work together to tell great stories.

From the Huffington Post: Kids & Musical Theater: The Off-Stage Impact

Contact education@sactheatre.org or call 916-446-7501 ext 116 with any questions.


audition information:

Auditions will occur on the following dates/time. Please contact our Education Coordinator at education@sactheatre.org / 91.446.7501. extension 116 to request an audition time.

  •  Tuesday, September 19th: 3pm – 4pm, 4pm – 5pm, 5pm – 5:30pm
  • Wednesday, September 20th: 3pm – 4pm, 4pm – 5pm
  • Saturday, September 23rd: 9am – 10am , 10am – 11am

Peter Pan A Musical Adventure Character List

Please have your child (age 7-13) prepare…

  • a 1 ½-2 minute monologue, story, or joke (memorized)
  • a 1 ½-2 minute song not from Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure (memorized). Please bring a CD or an iPhone/iPod with background music– please have your child stray from singing A capella at their audition, as we would like to hear your child’s voice with music.
  • If your child is cast, the workshop fee for this show will be $375.

Rehearsal Schedule – Peter Pan
FAQ – Peter Pan A Musical Adventure


November 29th – December 10th, 2017

Appropriate for all ages

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Book by Thomas Meehan
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Directed by Ed Brazo

Based on Harold Gray’s Little Annie Orphan, this Tony Awarding winning musical follows eleven-year-old Annie as she leaves behind the Municipal Girls Orphanage to spend Christmas at the home billionaire Oliver Warbucks and adventures that includes New York City, meeting the President, and discovering the value of love and family.

Annie is performed by Sacramento State University’s Department of Theatre and STC School of the Arts’s students.

Contact education@sactheatre.org or call 916-446-7501 ext 116 with any questions.


Audition Information:

Auditions will occur on the following dates/time. Please contact our Education Coordinator at education@sactheatre.org / 91.446.7501. extension 116 to request an audition time.

  • Monday, September 11th: 4pm – 6pm
  • Wednesday, September 13th: 4pm – 6pm
  • Saturday, September 16th: 9am – 11am

If your child is cast, the workshop fee for this show will be $375.

Callbacks will be on September 16th from 11am – 1pm.

  • Song to Prepare: Hard Knock Life for auditions; please be familiar with Tomorrow.
  • Prepare to Dance: Those who audition will learn a dance combo during their audition time. Please come dressed and ready to move.
  • Callback Scene: We will ask students to read at callbacks.

Audition Location: Sacramento State University, Shasta Hall.
Audition on stage; sign-in and wait in the lobby. Please see the campus map for exact location of auditions: http://www.csus.edu/about/documents/map_small.pdf


Annie Audition Form

FAQ Annie

Rehearsal Schedule for auditions – Annie


meet the creative team:

Michele Hillen-Noufer, Education & SCHOOL OF THE ARTS DIRECTOR

michelle_hillen-neuferMichele Hillen-Noufer, M.Ed., AEA, SAG is the Education Director for Sacramento Theatre Company (STC) and oversees the STC School of the Arts which includes the Young Professionals Conservatory, the Pre-Professional Ensemble, Professional Internship Program, Camp Programs and the School Partnership Program (which she created in 2011.) She is a member of Actors Equity Association as well as SAG/AFTRA. Michele has been working as a professional actor for 25 years doing theatre, film, and television across the country and internationally. She has directed, taught, and choreographed professional theatre, as well as theatre for young people. Michele has a passion for helping young people achieve their goals in the performing arts as well as providing Theatre Arts Education to schools through STC’s School Partnership Program and arts integration during the day. Michele is an arts integration specialist and keeps her skills current by teaching at STC, local elementary schools as well as providing workshops and professional development opportunities for conferences and in-services for Educators. She has been a member of the Sacramento State University’s, Academic Talent Search faculty since 2012.


Miranda Lawson, Director and Musical Director

(Disney’s Mulan Jr.)

Miranda Lawson HeadshotMiranda Lawson is busy at STC School of the Arts, and recently was the Director of the Pre-Professional Ensemble spring play, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, as well as the Musical Director/Choreographer of the School Partnership Production of The Jungle Book. She was recently seen in The Pirates of Penzance and played the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella on STC’s Main Stage. Prior to that, she was seen in Nunsense at STC. She recently played Effie White in Dreamgirls at Broadway by the Bay, which earned her a Theatre Bay Area Award nomination.


Ryan Blanning, Assistant Musical Director

(Disney’s Mulan Jr.)

ryan blanningRyan Blanning fell in love with dance under the love and support of his mentors Ron Cisneros, Christine Martorana, and John P. Healy. He is trained in all sorts, specializing in tap, jazz, hip hop, and modern. Ryan started teaching at the young age of 16 as a substitute for his own tap dancing mentor at CSDA, and ever since that very first day of teaching he knew he had found a passion he adored. As a teacher, he has worked for Sacramento Ballet, Capitol City Dance Academy, Marble Valley Academy, Oak Ridge High School, and River City Theatre Company. He started choreographing for Flying Monkey Productions at the age of 18, and would become their choreographer for the next three years, winning an Elly Award for Best Choreography in a Young People’s Musical for his work on “13”. He then went on to win another Elly, this time for Choreography in an Educational Musical for his work on “Cats” with El Dorado High School. Although he has taken a backseat over the last few years to pursue his career as an actor, Ryan still finds the thrill of passing on his passion for dance to the younger generations.

Megan West, Production stage Manager

(Disney’s Mulan Jr.)

Megan West After graduating with a B.A. in Theatre from Harding University, Megan came to Sacramento for a stage management internship at B Street Theatre. Since then, Megan has worked backstage and as a stage manager for B Street and the YPC program at STC. Her most recent work includes YPC’s production of The Tempest and The Taming of the Shrew. Megan would like to send a special thanks to all the students at STC for making her job the best one out there!




Past Productions:

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2016):


James and the Giant Peach (2016):

Peach 1

The Story of the Velveteen Rabbit (2015):

The Velveteen Rabbit Photo by Barry Wisdom Photography

Pocahontas (2014):



Wonderland (2013):


A Year With Frog And Toad (2012):
Seussical the Musical, Jr. (2011):

Thumbelina (2010):
School House Rock Live!, Jr. (2009):
SHR Live Jr
You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (2008):