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. 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 ($375) before the workshop production begins.
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2017-18 Ensemble Workshop Productions
twelfth night for kids
May 9th – 20th, 2018
This Shakespearean comedy focuses on twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck. Viola (disguised as a boy) falls in love with Duke Orsino, who is in love with Countess Olivia. Countess Olivia falls in love Viola thinking she is a man. A hilarious plot filled with mismatched relationships, Twelfth Night for Kids is a fantastic way to expose children to the fun of Shakespeare.
This family-friendly and accessible musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic is performed by STC School of the Arts Pre-Professional Ensemble and Young Professionals Conservatory students. This 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 directors & actors, offer students the experience of participating in a fully-produced play with sets, costumes, and lighting, as well as performance and collaboration skills as they work together to tell great stories.
January 11th – 14, 2018
Appropriate for All Ages
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
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Appropriate for all ages
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.
meet the creative team:
Michele Hillen-Noufer, Education & School of the Arts Director
Michele 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, Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure 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 and grow with STC.
Miranda Lawson, Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure Assistant Director
Miranda 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.
Megan West, Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure Production Stage Manager
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!
Kortney Adcock, Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure Musical Director
Kortney Adcock is the directing/music directing, teaching artist, arts administration professional intern from Panama City, FL. She recently graduated from Florida Southern College with a BFA in Musical Theatre and a minor in Music. She spent her summer as an educational theatre intern at the Patel Conservatory at the Straz Center in Tampa, FL and absolutely loved it! Kortney is so excited to be with the Sacramento Theatre Company and is looking forward to being a part of Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure!
Jerald Bolden, Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure 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.”
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):
The Story of the Velveteen Rabbit (2015):