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High School Performance Ensemble

October 16 - December 11

Registration Closed


The HSPE is an advanced group of students with previous training and performance experience and who possess the maturity to work in a professional rehearsal environment. This fall, we’ll create a one-of-a-kind showcase that will be both recorded and performed live for invited family and friends. Yes, you’ll actually get to rehearse and perform onstage at NCTC!


Ages: 15-18 years old


Day/Time: Saturdays, 10am-1pm PST


Dates: October 16 - December 11 (9 rehearsals)


Shows: December 11 at 1pm & 4pm (2 shows)


Instructor: Stephanie Temple


Location: Onsite at NCTC


Level: Advanced


Tuition: $525.00


*To apply for the HSPE and the "Come Together" project, please see below.

What’s the project?

Come Together will be a unique theatre experience featuring the music of the Beatles whose catalog embodies a music generation who embraced counterculture and social justice. Using devised theatre techniques, we’ll turn song lyrics into comedic or dramatic monologues & scenes, create modern musical pantomimes and sketches, and include opportunities for dancers and musicians (but you don’t have to sing or dance to be involved.)



Learn more about the project and schedule HERE.


Interested students should COMPLETE THIS FORM for Conservatory Director Stephanie Temple who will then contact you. If you have questions, please feel free to contact her directly at Please note this fall class is geared toward advanced level students. Those high school students without previous performance experience should consider the Teen Acting Lab for the fall and then submit to the HSPE in the spring.


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