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Pre-Professional Company Auditions

Below is the Audition information for PPC 2017-18.

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AUDITIONS 4th-8th Grade:

Saturday, July 22 | DANCE CALL 2:00-3:00 p.m  | 3:00-7:00 p.m. Audition Appointments
Friday, August 4 | DANCE CALL 9:30- 10:30 a.m.  | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Audition Appointments
Saturday, August 5 | 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Audition Appointments
Saturday, August 19 | DANCE CALL 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.  | 11:30-3:30 p.m. Audition Appointments


AUDITIONS 9th-12th Grade:

Saturday, July 22 | 7:00-8:30 p.m. DANCE CALL | 3:00-7:00 p.m. and 8:30-10 p.m. Audition Appointments
Friday, August 4 | DANCE CALL 10:45 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. |  Audition slot 2:00- 7:00 p.m.



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.



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.


Pre-Professional Company (PPC)

PPC is an ensemble of ZACH’s most dedicated up-and-coming performers. Students are divided in Companies based on age and ability. PPC is for serious students looking for a professional training experience. The overall goal of PPC is to improve overall technique, prepare students for college and career training, and to provide opportunities that help students grow as performing artists. PPC members study with Broadway and Professional Teaching Artists and are offered classes in voice, acting, auditioning technique, college prep, ballet, jazz, tap, musical theatre dance (different styles and genres) and nutrition. Performance opportunities at ZACH as well as at other community events around Austin.


Company Schedule:

Fall Semester- students meet once a week for classes: College Prep, Dance, Voice, Musical Theatre Scene Study, and Choreography.
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 JR Company: Grades 4th- 8th
Mondays | 4:30- 7:30 p.m. | September 18-December 11th
1.5 hours Dance technique
1.5 hours Audition technique, Acting Fundamentals, Musical Theatre Workshop
Event Material and Showcase Choreography


PPC SR: Grades 8th-10th
Mondays | 5:30- 9:15 p.m. | September 18- December 11th
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. | We start Friday, August 25- December 17
This Company has a 5 hour class rotation


PPC Retreat Dates:

Retreats are Mandatory
PPC JR. RETREAT | Monday, September 18
4:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
PPC SR. RETREAT | Monday, September 18
5:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.
PPC ELLITE RETREAT |Friday, August 255:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, August 26- Sunday August 27, and
Friday and Saturday, December 29 and 30th.

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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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