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Friday 6-Apr 5:30-7:30 p.m. Good Old Days part #1 Nowlin Stone, Anderson, Keaton, Cameron, Maddy, Christina, Gracee, Blakeney, Anna, Mariella, Joelle, Morgan, Brian,Thomas, Caroline, Chloe, Sara, Hailey, Maddie, Elle, Katie, Sloan, Jade, Hailey, Alli H., Avery, Bryce, Bruce, Tristan, Keagan, Blake,Ty
Friday April 6 7:30-9:30 p.m. On My Way Nowlin ALL ELITE
Saturday April 7 10-11:30 a.m. Good Old Day Part #2 Nowlin Stone, Anderson, Keaton, Cameron, Maddy, Christina, Gracee, Blakeney, Anna, Mariella, Joelle, Morgan, Brian,Thomas, Caroline, Chloe, Sara, Hailey, Maddie, Elle, Katie, Sloan, Jade, Hailey, Alli H., Avery, Bryce, Bruce, Tristan, Keagan, Blake,Ty
Saturday April 7 11:30-1:00 p.m. This is me Nowlin ALL A, B, and ELITE
Saturday April 7 1-1:45 p.m. BREAK (Sack Lunch) ALL
Saturday 7-Apr 1:45- 2:45 p.m. On My Way Nowlin ALL
Saturday April 7 3-6 p.m. Rhiannon Nowlin Stone, Brian, Jonathan, Owen, Gracee (Gracee-you might get to leave early), Ashlyn, Camryn, Anna, Morgan, Amelia, Hannah H.
Sunday April 8 2-2:30 p.m. Let’s Never Stop Falling In Love (Couple Section) Studio Gracee, Ty, Owen, Grace, Keaton, Allie H. Mark, Carli V.
Sunday April 8 2:30-4:00 p.m. Llet’s Never Stop Falling In Love Nowlin Morgan, Stone, Brian, Ashlyn, Amelia, Jonathan, Mark, Carli V.
Sunday 8-Apr 4-6 p.m. Rhiannon Nowlin Stone, Brian, Jonathan, Owen, Gracee , Ashlyn, Camryn, Anna, Morgan, Amelia, Hannah H.
Sunday April 8 4-7:30 p.m. TBA Studio ALL ELITE
  •  Friday, 4/6 | 5:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, 4/7 | 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, 4/8 | 1:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, 4/27 | 4:30-10:30 p.m. | Designer Run
  • Saturday, 4/28 | 10-7 p.m. (Specific times TBA)
  • Saturday, 5/5 | Red Hot and Soul (12 p.m.- 11:30 p.m.)
  • Sunday, 5/6 | 10 a.m.- 9 p.m.
  • Monday, 5/7 | 5:0p.m.- 11:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 5/8 | 5:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 5/9 |5:00- 11:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, 5/10 | 5:00-11:00 p.m. |* Invited Dress


  • Friday, 5/11 | 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, 5/12 | 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, 5/13 | 2:30 p.m.

We have an excellent team at ZACH and I want to make sure that everyone has access to private lessons if needed.  Please let the teachers know that you are a member of PPC and that we referred their services. 
  • Josh Wechsler | Josh has an online booking site. He typically works with ages 14 and up. CLICK HERE to book with Josh.
  • Paul Sanchez | You have probably seen Paul in A Christmas Carol singing “Oh Holy Night” Paul is classically trained and is a wonderful voice teacher. Four-  30 min lessons for $120, Four- 1 hr lessons for $200, Four- 45 min lessons for $175. Paul is available Monday through Friday 1 pm to 8 pm Saturday and Sunday from 3 pm to 7 pm. Contact Paul: psvoicelessons@gmail.com
  • Michelle Hache | Classical, Contemporary and Musical Theatre | Michelle has her private studio up North, but is available to take on a few PPC kids. She is a big Texter, so feel free to reach out to her via text. | (917) 445-6608
Ask Jen for more names! We have a tone of great acting teachers!
  • Jen Mahlstedt | Help select material and also work on monologues and Acting technique.
  • Kate Shaw Nappi | Kate specializes in Shakespeare and can help with monologue coaching. | kshaw@zachtheatre.org
  • Jen M. | MT, Jazz, Tap |  and muscle and structural alignment and strength, technique in turns and jumps, combination sequencing and performance. | jyoung@zachtheatre.org
  • Marianne Hakanson | Contemporary. If you can get in with Mrs. Marianne, she will push you and make you an amazing dancer! She is up North at M.A. Dance Project.
  • Ms. Tracy Loftsgaarden!!!| Brush up on your music fundamentals or learn piano. This skill is INVALUABLE in this business! Tracy is amazing and has a wonderful studio! pnodva88@gmail.com


WHEN: Saturday, March 24

WHERE: The Westin Hotel



  • Class Lists and Contact sheets:
  • Measurement forms: 
    • Students will need to fill out a Measurement Form for costume purposes
  • Conflict form: 
    • Please fill out this Conflict Form by September 23
    • We will use this form to reference absences
  • Class Structure: 
    • In the Contact and Class Schedule file, you will find a tab that says Sunday class rotations. Please use this guide to reference your class times for the fall.
    • You are encouraged to take additional dance classes and also observe MTW class
    • You may attend a Company B dance class (on Monday) to make up for missing a Sunday dance class. Please reference the Company B schedule tab (located in the Contact and Class Schedule file).

FALL SEMESTER: September 10- December 18 (No class November 19)

Your placement in the class rotations is determined by dance leveling and musical theatre workshop. You are required to take your assigned dance class. You can take as many dance classes as you like, but you must be approved by Jen to take the advanced dance class: D. Underclassmen are invited to observe the Senior College Prep-classes.

SPRING: January 7- Sunday, May 14

Rehearsal is from 1:30 PM- 8:15 PM. We run the spring semester like a professional rehearsal schedule. Not everyone will be called every time for the entirety of rehearsal, rather the call times will be staggered and announced the Sunday before.
WINTER RETREAT: Friday, December 29- Saturday, December 30th

PPC ELITE Mandatory Rehearsals:
Friday, April 6 | 5:30- 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 7 | 9:30 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.

Friday, April 27 | Designer Run
Friday, April 28 | 9:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday, May 3-5 | RED HOT and Soul Rehearsal and performance
Sunday, May 6 | Topfer Run Through
Monday, May 7-Thursday, May 10 |TECH
Friday, May 11- Sunday, May 13 | PPC SHOWCASE

Excused Absences:

  • Main stage rehearsals and productions, sickness, family emergencies, college visits, school or professional opportunities.
  • We excuse GAHSMTA Select Ensemble TECH and awards show.Unexcused absences include: Competitive programming conflicts, concerts or time management issues.

Unexcused Absences:

  • If you miss more than two classes or rehearsals in a row, then you run the risk of not being considered to participate in a number in the showcase.
    • The work in PPC is intense. If you plan to participate in any performance, then you will need to attend all of the rehearsals that are allotted for that performance.
    • If you exceed the allotted two unexcused absences/ per semester, then you will be dismissed from the Company.
    Please note that two tardies = one absence this year.

• Please be kind and respectful to your teachers and peers
• Use your manners with Directors, Guest Directors, Parents, etc.
No Cell phones allowed in rehearsal. You will get two warnings
• Do not lie down or sit when we are working in class
• Take initiative and help others
• Work hard and stay focused
• Communicate when you have a concern
• Please do not talk or give suggestions in rehearsal
• Be leaders with the younger PPC groups
• Please keep talking to a minimum and only at appropriate times
• There is no talking at all when rehearsing with a guest artist
• The only people who are allowed to give notes are the Directors, Dance Captains and Section Leaders

Performance Features: are given to students that work really hard, show kindness and respect to their peers, and are consistent with their training. When selecting featured students, we consider upperclassmen first.

• It is always safe to meet in the Whisenhunt building. There will be Main Stage rehearsals in the NOWLIN, so please check your email and the Facebook group to know which studio to go to.

• Email is the best for Jen! jyoung@zachtheatre.org
• jwechsler@zachtheatre.org
• Join facebook group
• Jen DOES NOT check Face book messages that often
• Jen’s Cell- (512) 704-4846
Please come to Jen or Josh with any questions or concerns. We are very open to feedback and appreciate open communication.

DRESS CODE: Students must wear appropriate clothing to participate in class. 
• Girls- Tights, solid leotard, dance shoes, hair pulled back in bun. Ballet or dance skirt. Taps, heels, ballet and jazz shoes.
• Boys- Solid white T and Black athletic pants or black ballet pants when taking ballet, black jazz or ballet shoes. All males must wear a dance belt.
• All are required to look like you are going to a professional audition.
• Choose solid black cover ups. PPC shirt is fine.
• NO SHORTS, socks or bare feet, flip flops or sandals unless permitted.

PPC CONTRACTS: Due on September 24, 2017
Please note that if a student is in breach of contract, then the student will be dismissed from the Company will not receive a tuition refund.


• If you exceed the allotted two unexcused absences/ per semester
• There is a no bullying tolerance. Any bullying or hurtful gossip will be reviewed and student may be dismissed.
• Any gossip about PPC guest artists or teachers is in breach of contract.
• You are expected to work hard and review your material at home. The student will recieve two warnings, after two warnings, we will propose a conference meeting to determine if PPC is the right fit.
• Preparation- You must have all of your materials and follow dress code policy.

• To ensure a quality Musical Theatre training program in a conservatory structure.
• To prepare students for College and Professional auditions
• To give students the opportunity to work with variety of professional teaching artists.
• To challenge students, and to help them grow as performing artists.
• To offer professional rehearsal and performing experiences.
• To give back to the community


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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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