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Pre-Professional Company (Grade 5 to 12)

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-style 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.

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 5-12) into the program. We currently have students that commute from Frederiksberg, San Marcos, Wimberley, Lampasas, Buda, Temple, Seguin in addition to Austin and the surrounding areas.

PPC A: Grades 4- 8
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 8-10
Mondays | 5:30- 9:15 p.m.
1.5 hours Dance Technique
1.5 hours Musical Theatre workshop, MT Audition technique, MT Acting
1.5 hours Material | Choreography

PPC ELITE: Grades 10-12
Sundays | 3- 9 p.m.
5-hour technique class rotation

Fall Semester
• Students attend weekly technique and masterclasses.
• 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.
• Perform at ZACH’s annual Red Hot and Soul Gala at the Topfer Theatre


PPC SENIORS will work on College Material in class and also work closely with CollegeAuditionCoach. PPC students will go as a group to attend National College Auditions; MOONIFEDS and UNIFIEDS.


  • Seniors attend a two-hour “Senior Class” that is built into the class structure.
  • College Audition material and coaching support
  • CollegeAuditionCoach Online Prep- Curriculum
  • Master Classes with Musical Theatre College Professors
  • Travel as a group to National College Auditions

The Moonified college auditions are individual private official AUDITIONS exclusively for CollegeAuditionCoach private high school senior students, PPC Seniors, or by invitation only. Now in its 13th year, In addition to the AUDITIONS, the four day event includes workshops with college reps, parent ed, and enrichment seminars. The bonding begins as you network with other young artists and parents. Best of all, you get up-close and personal with college recruiters as you learn first-hand about their acting and musical theatre programs.


Auditions for PPC  will be held at ZACH Theatre in August of 2020.

To sign up for an audition click here.

Click here for the Current PPC Company Member Website



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This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

ZACH Theatre is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization located in Austin, Texas.

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