Pre-Professional Ensemble Company

The Pre-Professional Ensemble Company (PEC) is a comprehensive 10-month training program (August-May) for students grades 4th through 7th who are interested in learning and performing in a professional theatre environment. STC’s PEC weekly classes in Theatre, Dance and Music (including voice technique, repetoire building and music theory) are led by professional directors, dancers and actors. The Pre-Professional Ensemble Company offers 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 as well as opportunities to audition for age-appropriate roles in STC’s Professional shows.

PEC admittance is by audition, and auditions for the 2018-2019 Season will be by appointment only.



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.


 Please check back next year for the 2019-2020 Season auditions; thank you!


Audition Requirements:

  •  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 bring a CD or an iPhone/iPod with background music)
  • A recent photo or headshot (5×7 to 8×10 will suffice)

Resumes are optional, but are not required.

Contact to schedule an audition or call 916-446-7501 ext. 110 for more information.


Regular Pre-Professional Ensemble acting class sessions (Fall, Winter & Spring) as well as open auditions for Ensemble Workshop productions (this season: Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure and Twelfth Night for Kids) will still be available for students who are not auditioning for the company.


For the 2018-2019 Season there are only 40 spots available for the Pre-Professional Ensemble Company program.


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