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2018-19 Pre-Professional Company Auditions
The ZACH Theatre Pre-Professional Company (PPC) is an audition based program for serious students looking for a professional training experience in Musical Theatre. PPC students study year round in a conservatory structure. PPC Technique classes include: Voice, Acting, Acting The Song, Audition Technique, Nutrition for Performing Athletes, College Audition Preparatory and Rep. Students also learn various styles and methods of dance: Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Theatre Dance. PPC students work closely with Broadway and Professional Teaching Artists in classes and in rehearsal.

AUDITIONS 5th-8th Grade:
Friday, August 10 | 9- 10:30 a.m.
Friday, August 17 | 9- 10:30 a.m.
Friday, August 10 | 10:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 16 | 9:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Friday, August 17 | 10:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 18 (FULL)

AUDITIONS 9th-12th Grade:
Friday, August 10 | 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Monday, August 20 | 6:30- 8:30 p.m.
Friday, August 10 | 2:30- 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 16 | 1- 4 p.m.
Friday, August 17 | 1-4 p.m. (ALMOST FULL)
Monday, August 20 (FULL)

Please arrive 15 minutes early and with a head shot and resume.
Requirements: Two contrasting, 32 bar cuts of a song (Sheet music) and a one minute monologue. We will have an accompanist, so please do not sing with a track or acapella. ALL Students are required to attend a dance call on the same day of their audition time. Please know that you may be in the audition room from 1- 10 ten minutes. Each audition is different, so please do not get discouraged if your student is only in the room for a short period of time. Please be prepared for the possibility to wait longer than your scheduled audition time.

VIDEO SUBMISSIONS: Please continue to fill out the form (all the way down the page).
Onsite auditions are strongly preferred. However, You may send in a video submission if you are unable to attend audition dates.
Deadline for materials is August 15, 2018.
Please email your head shot, resume and video of your two contrasting songs (we would like to see the entire song, not a cut), your monologue and any additional footage of you dancing.
Please submit your materials to .

Students will follow a warm up and also be taught choreography. All students should wear appropriate clothes to move in. Suggested attire: Leotard or fitted tank top, tights, dance skirt or shorts. Dance shoes.

Students from Austin and Central Texas audition for PPC each year. We typically have close to 300 students audition and we accept 89 students (Grades 5th-12th) into the program. We currently have folks that commute from Frederiksberg, San Marcos, Wimberley, Lampasas, Buda, Temple, Seguin in addition to Austin and the surrounding areas.

Fall Semester-
• Students attend weekly technique and master classes.
• Junior and Senior High School PPC students focus on College Rep and Technique for College Auditions.
• Past PPC Performances include: Chuy’s Day Parade, Dancing with The Stars Austin, Dell Children’s Hospital Gala, Boys and Girls Club Gala, Austin Trail of Lights, Austin Fab Five Gala, Domain Breakfast with Santa, Jr. League Armadillo Bazar.

Spring Semester-
• Students continue their technique work while rehearsing for the PPC Musical Showcase. The PPC showcase is designed to highlight specific performance abilities and their skills learned.
• Preform at ZACH’s annual Red Hot and Soul Gala at the Topfer Theatre

PPC A: Grades 5th- 8th
Mondays | 4:30- 7:30 p.m.
1.5 hours Dance technique
1.5 hours Audition technique, Acting Fundamentals, Musical Theatre Workshop
Event Material and Showcase Choreography

PPC B: Grades 8th-10th
Mondays | 5:30- 9:15 p.m.
1.5 hours Dance Technique
1.5 hours Musical Theatre workshop, MT Audition technique
1.0 hours Material | Choreography

PPC ELITE: Grades 10th-12th
Sundays | 1:00- 8:30 p.m.
This Company has a 5 hour class rotation


Spring semester- students will continue their technique work while rehearsing for the PPC Musical Showcase. The PPC showcase is designed to highlight students specific performance abilities and their skills learned.

PPC College acceptances include:
• University of Cincinnati
• University of Michigan
• Baldwin Wallace University
• Otterbein University
• Rider University
• Elon University
• Point Park University
• Oklahoma City University
• Boston Conservatory
• Indiana University
• Texas State University
• University of Oklahoma
• Montclaire State University
• New York University
• Southern Methodist University
• Texas Christian University
• Rhodes College
• Berkley School of Music
• Hofstra University
• Sam Houston State University
• University Of Central Oklahoma
• Belmont University
• Roosevelt University
• The Relativity School
• The University of Texas

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