Book, Music and Lyrics by Joan Cushing
Based on the book by Harry Allard
Illustrated by James Marshall
Directed by Edith Weiss
Ideal for ages 3 and older
Cast: Amanda Earls (Miss Nelson/Miss Viola Swamp), Ryan Howard (Gregory), Maija-Liisa Nielson (Cheryl), Robin Wallace (Allison), Jack Wefso (Adam), Dan Wiley (Pop Hanson/Mr. Blandsford/Detective McSmogg), Daniel Langhoff (Male Understudy), Maggie Tisdale (Female Understudy)
Production Staff: Edith Weiss (Director), Keith Ewer (Musical Director), Lisa Hoffman (Stage Manager), Nick Sugar (Choreographer), Nicole M. Harrison (Costume Designer), Elizabeth Harris (Head of Wardrobe), Lance Copeman (Props), Jenn Melcher (Scenic Designer), Jon Olson (Lighting Designer), Steve Stevens (Sound Designer), Kathleen Murphy (Business Manager), Rod A. Lansberry (Artistic Producer)
ARVADA, CO - The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities presents Miss Nelson is Missing!, the Children's Theater fall production, running September 25 - November 2, 2007 in the Main Stage Theater.
Based on the popular children's book by Harry Allard and James Marshall, Miss Nelson is Missing! is a colorful and witty show perfect for both kids and adults. Miss Nelson is the nicest teacher in school and she teaches the kids in Room 207 who are the worst kids in school. They spend all day throwing spitballs, launching paper airplanes, giggling and refusing to do any work. Then one morning Miss Nelson is mysteriously missing from school. Taking her place is the meanest, most horrible, scariest substitute in the whole world, Miss Viola Swamp! Realizing that it was their own bad behavior that drove her away and desperate for her return, her students start a search for the missing Miss Nelson. Filled with fun musical numbers, rowdy students and fast moving entertainment, Miss Nelson is Missing! will appeal to the entire family!
Miss Nelson is Missing! is directed by Edith Weiss, who was last seen at the Arvada Center directing Alexander, Who's Not Not Not Not Not Not Going to Move, a 2005 Children's Theater production.
The cast for Miss Nelson is Missing, in alphabetical order, includes: Amanda Earls (Miss Nelson/Miss Viola Swamp), Ryan Howard (Gregory), Daniel Langhoff (Male Understudy), Maija-Liisa Nielson (Cheryl), Maggie Tisdale (Female Understudy), Robin Wallace (Allison), Jack Wefso (Adam) and Dan Wiley (Pop Hanson/Mr. Blandsford/Detective McSmogg).
For tickets, call the Arvada Center box office at (720) 898-7200, log on to arvadacenter.org/on-stage or visit the Arvada Center Box Office at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO.
Weekday General Admission Tickets: $8
Weekdend Reserved Tickets: $9
September 25 - November 2, 2007
Various weekdays at 10:00 a.m. & noon
Various Sundays at 1:00 & 3:00 p.m.
A complete schedule of performances is attached.
Sunday, October 21--FAMILY ARTS DAYS--Bring the family! Adults and kids alike will enjoy these programs designed to offer families the opportunity to explore the arts together. Children must be five years of age and accompanied by an adult. Choose from three sessions:
- Noon - 2:30 p.m. (1:00 p.m. performance)
- 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. (1:00 p.m. performance
- 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. (3:00 p.m. performance)
With Family Arts Days, you get:
- 1 hour Children's Theater Production of Miss Nelson is Missing!
- 1 hour Starring You! workshop
Participants will learn some of the choreography from Miss Nelson is Missing! as they explore the rehearsal process and what it takes to become stars of the stage.
Cost: $10 per person, $9 per each Friend of the Center (cost includes performance)
Tuesday, October 30 at 10:00 a.m. & noon--Audio-described performance, to accommodate patrons who are blind or have low vision.
Thursday, November 1 & Friday, November 2 at 10:00 a.m. & noon--Shadow-interpreted performances for the deaf or hard of hearing.
The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is one of the metro area's largest cultural attractions, devoted to all aspects of the arts. It is generously supported by the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) and located two and a half miles north of Interstate 70 on Wadsworth Blvd.
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