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SPOTLIGHT ON THE ARTS | The Maumelle Playersare holding auditions!

It is time to get ready for the fall play for The Maumelle Players. We have a new theater location and look forward to trying something new at Little Scholars Academy on Maumelle Boulevard. Our Fall Play is a comedy called The Hallelujah Girls and has 6 women and 2 men. Auditions will be Tuesday, August 13th with rehearsals starting sometime in early September. Production dates for the show are the last weekend in October and the first weekend in November. The show will be directed by Victor Werner.

Auditions will be held at Little Scholars Academy at 10910 Maumelle Blvd at the corner of the boulevard and Counts Massie Road. You do not need to prepare anything. We will read from the script. If you have never auditioned with The Maumelle Players, we will have you fill out a short form.

The characters in the play are all around 50ish, but we can make you look older, so don’t let the age keep you away. You do not have to have any acting experience. We will teach you. You do need to be willing to commit to about 4 rehearsals a week starting early September and ending at the last show in November.

The Hallelujah Girls is written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten. The story centers around five feisty females who decide to shake up their lives. Meeting regularly at the church-turned-day-spa, this group of friends discuss the recent death of a friend, lost love, family dysfunction and look for ways to save the day spa, SPA-DEE-DAH, from the grasp of a lady who will stop at nothing to take it over.

If you want more of an idea of the play, you can search online for various productions of it. As with all of our productions, we always look for volunteers who may not like to act, but would love to help out as ushers, backstage crew, concessions and other areas.

With a new theater comes new expenses. There is much we need to do to get it turned into a theater, so please feel free to go to our website and make a small donation online. The Maumelle Players is a 501 (c) (3) and you will get a tax deduction for your donation. Check us out at www.maumelleplayers.org.

Mark your calendars

Maumelle Photography Club meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Maumelle Library. Dates for meeting are as follows: September (1st Tuesday), October (1st Monday), November (1st Monday). The Photography Club fills the display cases at the library with different themed photographs each month. Join them and display your best photographs.

Georgia’s Aspiring Artists – This is a group that meets weekly at the Maumelle Senior Wellness Center. Look for their Facebook page by that name. You can contact the Maumelle Senior Wellness Center for more information. 550 Edgewood, Maumelle, 851-2500.

Maumelle Players Auditions – Auditions for the Fall show, The Hallelujah Girls will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at Little Scholars Academy at 10910 Maumelle Blvd. Go to the website at www.maumelleplayers.org or call 492-9851 for more information.

As usual, I need all the artists in Maumelle to get in touch with me so I can write about you (or your neighbor). Building an arts community is a challenging task. Coming together in this column is certainly a great way to start.

Let us know about your event or organization so we can give it a place in a Spotlight on the Arts feature story or calendar. Contact me at maumellearts@gmail.com.

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