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 2019/2020 Season!

Auditions for the 2019/2020 season of PEC will be held on:

  •  Friday, May 3rd from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Audition registration will be done online via SignUp Genius. To sign up for an audition time click the red bold text below.

Click Here to Sign Up for PEC Auditions!

If you have any further questions or have trouble navigating the website, please feel free to reach out to our Education Coordinator via at 916-446-7501 ext 116 or via email at

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: Mary Poppins Jr. and The Tempest for Kids) will still be available for students who are not auditioning for the company.

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