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 September for the Winter Musical. Auditions take place in February for the Spring Play. Please be sure to arrive 10-15 minutes early for your scheduled hour and remember that a parent must be present for the informational meeting at the top of the hour with our School of the Arts Director. Please expect to be here for a full hour, although it may take less time. The audition will take place at Sacramento Theatre Company.

For auditions, we require the following:

  • 1-2 minute monologue (memorized; you can also do a poem, story, or a joke if a monologue seems too daunting to memorize)
  • 1-2 minute song (memorized; please download the background music to your phone to play it during your audition)
  • Once we have solidified the full cast, you will be instructed to pay for the course ($390) before the workshop production begins.

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


2018-19 Ensemble Workshop Productions



Young Jane and Michael Banks have sent many a nanny packing– that is, until Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the Banks family how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect! Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.”

Rehearsals begin Tuesday, October 9th.

Performs January 10, 2019 – January 13, 2019

The cast of Mary Poppins Jr. will perform at Curtains Up on the evening of November 3rd!

Please note: Mary Poppins Jr. is only available for children who are 7-13 years old.

Rehearsal Schedule for auditions – Mary Poppins

FAQ – Mary Poppins

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

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

Auditions: The tempest for Kids










Rehearsals begin Tuesday, March 5th.

Performs May 10, 2019 – May 19, 2019

Please note: The Tempest for Kids is only available for children who are 7-13 years old.

Audition appointment times (8 auditions slots per hour):

  • Tuesday, February 5th: 3pm – 4pm, 4pm – 5pm, 5pm – 6pm
  • Wednesday, February 6th: 3pm – 4pm, 4pm – 5pm, 5pm – 6pm
  • Saturday, February 9th: 9am – 10am, 10am – 11am, 11am – 12pm

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

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.


Lisa Dillon, Mary Poppins Jr. Director

Lisa Dillon has been dancing, in some form or another, since she was 4. She trained in Sacramento, Lake Tahoe and Santa Barbara. She performed locally for many years in Best of Broadway and periodically in Music Circus, Garbeau’s Dinner Theater, Davis Musical Theater Company and others. She taught tap and jazz at Broadway Academy of Performing Arts and currently teaches dance/fitness fusion. Her passion is in Children’s Musical Theater where she has worked as Director, Choreographer, Technical Director and Producer. Lisa started working for STC in January 2017 with Schools Partnership and is overjoyed to continue to teach



Megan West, Mary Poppins Jr. Production Stage Manager

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




Jerald Bolden, Mary Poppins Jr. Choreographer

Originally from Ventura County, Jerald Bolden began dancing and singing in musical theater at an early age through the Actor’s Repertory Theatre of Simi Valley. There he danced in “The Wiz,” “Alice in Wonderland,” and “A Christmas Carol.” In high school he began to choreograph such musicals as “Into The Woods,” and “Oklahoma.” In March, Jerald choreographed STC Ensemble’s successful Main stage Production of “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.” This summer Jerald can be seen in Magic Circle’s production of “A Chorus Line,” and Fair Oaks Theatre Festival Production of “Seussical The Musical.”


Past Productions:

A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Kids (2017):

Disney’s Mulan Jr. (2017):

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):