Argenta Community Theater (ACT) has announced plans for the October grand opening of ACT II, a new educational facility for children and adults interested in the performing and technical arts.
Four doors down from the main stage of the Argenta Community Theater on Main Street in North Little Rock, ACT II will house the Sharon Heflin Education Center named in honor of the local philanthropist and longtime ACT supporter. The 2,000 square foot building will offer voice and acting lessons starting this fall with plans for television/film, technical production and dance classes to take place in the spring and summer.
“Argenta Community Theatre’s ‘ACTing Up’ summer program, developed by North Little Rock educator and choreographer Christen Pitts, has seen tremendous success and growth over the past few years and we recognize the need for year-round courses covering all aspects of the performance arts. Our mission has always been to invest in this community by providing access to professional quality entertainment and education. We look forward to welcoming you to ACT II this fall,” said ACT Executive Director Sydney Wolfe.
“ACT II will be a magical place for artists, instructors and the public. Not only will we be holding classes and rehearsals in the new building, but we will also be providing intimate dinner theater experiences for our patrons. ACT and ACT II are designed to be equally unique, and we expect ACT II to have a major impact on the long-term success of our organization,” said Vincent Insalaco, Co-Founder and Production Artistic Director of ACT.
The ACT II Opening Gala presented by Gwatney Chevrolet and Ben E. Keith Foods will take place October 11-13. A VIP party sponsored in part by Centennial Bank will be held on October 11 in Heflin’s honor. On subsequent nights, guest speakers will include Little Rock native and actor George Newbern, best known for his roles in Father of the Bride and Scandal, as well as Tony Award-winning Broadway producer and Arkansas native Elizabeth Williams.
Tickets can be purchased at argentacommunitytheatre.org.