The Maumelle Players have announced their Spring Production. For only the second time since they formed the dramatic group in 2005, they will be staging a musical. The musical comedy is one of the earliest and most performed Gilbert and Sullivan plays – "The Mikado."

The production will be staged at Little Scholars Academy and in addition to being a full musical, it will also feature a live orchestra.

"The Mikado" is set, somewhat fictionally, in Japan. It was Gilbert and Sullivan’s safe method of parodying the British culture and politics safely from afar. Having a performance of this caliber in Maumelle is a first and is certain to entertain all. With references in one song to local politicians, city leaders and current events, this is a must-see for the citizens of Maumelle.

Show dates are May 2-4 and 9-11, 2014 at Little Scholars Academy, 10910 Maumelle Blvd.. Auditions will be held at First Baptist Church, Maumelle, located at 120 Millwood Circle on January 24 and 25. For more information e-mail Maumelle Players at or call 492-9851. If you play a musical instrument and are interested in being in the orchestra, please go to our website, and go to the audition page for the orchestra recruitment link.

The Musical Director is Sarah Dailey and the Stage Director is Victor Werner.