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, repertoire building and music theory) are led by professional directors, singers, 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 2019-2020 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 and Pre-Professional Ensemble Program Manager.  Please expect to be here for a full hour, although it may take less time.  The audition will take place at Sacramento Theatre Company.

Auditions for 2020/2021 Season!

Auditions for the 2020/2021 season of PEC will be held on:

  •  Monday, March 23rd, 27th, or 28th

To sign up for an audition time, contact STC’s Education Coordinator, Lyn Alessandra via email at or call 916-446-7501 ext. 116.

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. 116 for more information.

Regular Pre-Professional Ensemble acting class sessions (Fall, Winter & Spring) as well as open auditions for Ensemble Workshop productions (this season: The Musical Adventures of Oliver Twist and Macbeth for Kids) will still be available for students who are not auditioning for the company.

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Pre-Professional Ensemble Program Manager; Jennifer Augusta

Jennifer began with STC as the volunteer parent coordinator in collaboration with STC’s School Partnership Program at David Lubin Elementary in 2016. Most recently, Jennifer has been directing childrens’ musical theater and working in SCUSD as a Language Arts Exchange Instructor. She is a member of AEA, AFTRA, and is SAG eligible, having worked professionally in film, television, and on stage for many years, with the bulk of her experience being in straight and musical theater. With extensive experience in teaching and performing, as well as holding a BA in psychology, MS in school counseling, BA certificate in speech language pathology, and certificate from American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Jennifer is passionate about bringing the joy of theater to young students and guiding them towards being talented, confident, intelligent creators.