Pre Professional Company

The Argenta Community Theater and the Arkansas Repertory Theater are proud to offer:

PRE PROFESSIONAL COMPANY | A collaborative performer training program for 8th – 12th Grade Students

PRE PROFESSIONAL COMPANY (Pre Pro) is ACT II & The Arkansas Repertory Theatre’s audition-only performance class featuring the top high school-age singers, dancers, and actors in the area. This small company of pre-professional performers will meet weekly for advanced training and rehearsals. Throughout the duration of the course, students will explore challenging musical theatre solo/ensemble repertoire, advanced scene work, the business of the industry, audition & college prep, TV/Film Acting, and host special masterclasses featuring guest artists from the entertainment industry.

Pre Pro company members will be cast in Argenta Community Theater’s summer mainstage production of GREASE (July 24th-Aug 4th 2024). All students in the Pre-Pro Company will be cast. However, the production will require further auditions for specific roles. Note: while encouraged, participation in the production is NOT required to participate in the spring course.

In addition to ACT’s production opportunity, and in tandem with the partnership with The Arkansas Repertory, there will also be multiple opportunities for students to participate in The Rep’s 2024 SummerStage Season. This includes being invited to audition for the season, opportunities for backstage/creative team assistance, sitting in on rehearsals, workshops, and more. 

Dates: January 23rd – April 9th, 2024
Day/Time: Tuesdays from 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Grades: 8th – 12th
Location: ACT II, 315 Main Street, North Little Rock

Instructors: Led by Director of Education Bridget Davis, the Pre-Professional Class will offer multiple instructors and guest industry professionals. We are thrilled to expose children who are selected for this class to the top performing arts educators and professionals in Arkansas, New York and Los Angeles.

Tuition: Thanks to our generous sponsors, Mary & Jim Wohlleb and Will Feland, we are pleased to offer this as a full scholarship class. There is no tuition cost associated. However, a strict attendance and participation policy will be adhered to and any student unable to fulfill their contract will be released as a company member. Any exceptions to attending class must be approved by Director of Education Bridget Davis.

Argenta Community Theater will continue to monitor the COVID-19 public health situation and will make adjustments to our Covid protocols based on the newest information and guidance from government officials and public health experts. Up-to-date safety protocols will be determined on a semester-by-semester basis and will be actively communicated to students and guardians.