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 the Argenta Community Theater’s mainstage season production of Bring It On: The Musical, running in September 2023. All students in the Pre-Pro Company will be cast in Bring it On. However, the fall production will require further auditions for specific roles. Note: while encouraged, participation in Bring It On is NOT required to participate in the spring course.

Dates: January 24th – April 18th, 2023
Day/Time: Tuesdays from 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Grades: 8th – 12th
Location: ACT II, 315 Main Street, North Little Rock

Instructors: Led by ACT II Associate 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 Associate Director of Education Bridget Davis.

Auditions for our Pre Professional Company will be held by appointment on Saturday, December 10th at ACT II. To reserve an audition appointment, and to obtain a list of audition requirements please email

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.