Matthew A. Anderson as Principal Blandsworth

Imagination Stage Production

Photo by Scott Suchman

  Miss Nelson is Missing
  Adapted from the book by Harry Allard and James Marshall
  Book, Music & Lyrics by Joan Cushing
  Commissioned by: Imagination Stage Bethesda, MD
  World Premiere: Imagination Stage, November 10, 2001 – January 13, 2002

  Highlight: Winner, 2002 National Children's Theatre Festival

                          National Tour, Omaha Theatre Co. for Young People


  Representation BY: The Susan Gurman Agency


Synopsis  |   Production History  |   Production Photos  |   Song Samples  |   Quotes  |   REVIEWS
    2001 — 2002 SEASON
  • Imagination Stage (Bethesda, MD) World Premiere
  • James Madison University School of Theatre & Dance (Madison, VA)
    2002 — 2003 SEASON
  • Actors Theatre at the Miracle Mile Theatre  (Coral Gables, FL) National Children's Theatre Festival Winner
  • San Diego Jr. Theatre (San Diego, CA)
  • California Theatre Center (Sunnyvale, CA)
  • Sidwell Friends Middle School (Washington, DC)
  • Omaha Theatre Company for Young People (Omaha, NE)
    2003 — 2004 SEASON
  • First Stage Milwaukee (Milwaukee, WI)
  • Omaha Theatre Company for Young People (Omaha, NE)     NATIONAL TOUR
  • Actors Theatre at the Miracle Mile Theatre (Coral Gables, FL)  2nd Production
  • California Theatre Center (Sunnyvale, CA)                             2nd Production
    Tour of Western States
  • Columbus State University (Columbus, GA)
  • Toby's Dinner Theatre (Columbia, MD)
  • The Prairie School (Racine, WI)
  • Theatre for Young America (Mission, KS)
  • Muhlenberg Summer Theatre Festival (Allentown, PA)
  • Plano Repertory Theatre (Plano, TX)
     2004 — 2005 SEASON
  • California Theatre Center (Sunnyvale, CA)                              3rd Production
    Tour of Western States
  • Children's Theatre of Charlotte (Charlotte, NC)
  • Walnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, PA)
  • The Barter Theatre (Abingdon, VA)
  • Theatre of Youth (TOY Buffalo) (Buffalo, NY)
  • Theatre of Youth/Sheboygan (Sheboygan, WI)
  • North Shore Music Theatre (Beverly, MA)
  • Young Actor's Theatre (Albuquerque, NM)
  • Omaha Theatre Company for Young People (Omaha, NE)   NATIONAL TOUR
  • Manhattan Children's Theatre (New York, NY)
  • Magik Children's Theatre (San Antonio, TX)
  • Theatre of Youth/Sheboygan (Sheboygan, WI)
  • Gabrielino High School (San Gabriel, L.A.)
  • Effingham Jr. High School (Effingham, IL)
  • City Lights Youth Theatre (New York, NY)
  • Smithton Middle School (Columbia, MO)
  • Barstow Unified School District Media Center (Barstow, CA)
  • Northwood High School (Irvine, CA)
  • Creative Arts Theatre & School (CATS) (Arlington, TX)
  • The Wealthy Theatre (Grand Rapids, MI)
  • Woodlands High School (Woodlands, TX)
  • Scera Children's Theatre (Orem, UT)
  • Jewish Community Center (Dallas, TX)
  • Ariel Theatrical (Salinas, CA)
  • Ocala Civic Theatre (Ocala, FL)


    2005 — 2006 SEASON

  • Stages Theatre Co. (Hopkins, MN)
  • Mill Mountain Theatre (Roanoke, VA)
  • Orlando Shakespeare Festival (Orlando, FL)
  • Hope Summer Repertory Theatre (Holland, MI)
  • Columbus Children's Theatre (Columbus, OH)
  • Theatre Reaching Young People & Schools (T.R.Y.P.S.) (Columbia, MO)
  • Theatre West Virginia (Beckley, WV)
  • WestCo Productions (White Plains, NY)
  • Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
  • Tugboat Children's Theatre (Duluth, MN)
  • Raleigh Little Theatre (Raleigh, NC)
  • Children's Theatre of Maine (Portland, ME)
  • The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre (Las Vegas, NV)
  • Lewis Family Playhouse (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
  • Next Door Theatre (De Pere, WI)
  • Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse (Rock Island, IL)
  • Luther Preparatory School (Watertown, WI)
  • Redlands Middle School (Grand Junction, CO)
  • Fine Arts Center (Waterbury, CT)
  • Dockside Theatre Co. (Manteo, NC)
  • Town Hall Center (Littleton, CO)
  • Theatre IV (Norfolk, VA)
  • Greene Room Players (NY)
  • New Generation Drama Club (TX)
  • Salina Community Theatre (KS)
  • Cy-Fair College (Cypress, TX)
  • Douglas County Libraries (Castle Rock, CO)
  • Ukarumpa Community Center (Papua, New Guinea)

    2006 — 2007 SEASON

  • Oregon Children's Theatre (Portland, OR)
  • American Stage (St. Petersburg, FL)
  • Rainbow Youth Theatre (Milipitas, CA)
  • Adventure Theatre (Glen Echo, MD)
  • Gifford Family Theatre (LeMoyne College) (Syracuse, NY)
  • Town Hall Theatre (Columbus, OH)
  • Mt. Wachusett Community College (Gardner, MA)
  • Pennsylvania Youth Theatre (Bethlehem, PA)
  • Arkansas Arts Center (Little Rock, AR)
  • Children's Theatre
  • Ft. Mill High School (Ft. Mill, SC)
  • A.D. Players (Houston, TX)
  • The Valley Forge (Norristown, PA)
  • Children's Theatre (PA)
  • The Kudzu Playhouse (Roswell, GA)
  • Eau Claire Children's Theatre (Eau Claire, WI)
  • Coral Springs Elementary School (Coral Springs, FL)
  • Canterbury School (Fort Wayne, IN)
  • The Legacy Theatre (Moreland, GA)

     2007 — 2008 SEASON

  • California Theatre Center (Sunnyvale, CA)                                          4th Production                                                                  PLUS CHINA TOUR
  • Seaside Music Theatre (Daytona, FL)
  • Synchronicity Performance Group (Atlanta, GA)
  • Main Street Theatre (Cucamonga, CA)
  • Jenny Wiley Theatre (Prestonburg, KY)
  • Repertory Co. Theatre (Richardson, TX)
  • Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse (Rock Island, IL)
  • Arvada Arts (Denver, CO)
  • Grand Rapids Civic Theatre & School of Theatre Arts (Grand Rapids, MI)
  • Greater Shelby Community Theatre (Mooresboro, NC)
  • Saginaw Valley State University (Saginaw, MI)
  • Calvary Schools of Holland (Holland, MI)
      2008 — 2009 SEASON
  • Imagination Stage (Bethesda, MD)                                                           2nd Production                                                                                    World Premiere New 70 Minute Version
  • Casa Manana Theatre (Ft. Worth, TX)
  • A.D. Players (Houston, TX)
  • Columbia Children's Theatre (Columbia, SC)
  • Northwood Elementary School Drama Club (Edgewood, WA)
  • Thumb Area Community Theatre (Sebewaing, MI)
  • Acors Theatre at the Miracle Mile (Coral Gables, FL)                            3rd Production
  • Magical Theatre Company (Barberton, OH)
  • The M.A.D. Factory Theatre, Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH)
  • Actor's Theatre at the Miracle Mile Theatre (Coral Gables, FL)       3rd Production     
  • Theatre Guild, Inc. (Morristown, TN)      
  • Little River High School (Little River, KS)
  • Ariel Theatrical (Salinas,CA)                                                                        2nd Production                                                                               New 70 Minute Version
  • Garden City School (Cranston, RI)   

2009 — 2010 SEASON

  • California Theatre Center (Sunnyvale,CA)                                                                                     5th Production                                                                                       Tour of Western States
  • Nashville Children's Theatre (Nashville, TN)                      
  • New 70 Minute Version
  • University of Wisconsin (Lacrosse, CA)
  • Boston Children's Theatre (Boston, MA)                                  
  • New 70 Minute Version
  • The Growing Stage/The Children's Theatre of New Jersey  (Netcong, NJ)
  • Magik Children's Theatre (San Antonio, TX)
  • The Legacy Theatre (Tyrone, GA)
  • Toby's Dinner Theatre (Columbia, MD)
  • Walker Middle School (Salem, OR)
  • Space Performing Arts Theatre (Ukiah, CA)
  • Cameron Middle School (Natick, MA)
  • Middle School (Greensboro, NC)
  • The Old Creamery (Ames, IA)
  • Amish Acres - Red Barn Theatre (Nappanee, IN)
  • Norwood Drama Club (Edgewood, WA)
  • Watertown Children's theatre (Watertown, MA)
  • The Old Creamery Theatre Company  (Amana, IA)
  • James Madison University Children's Playshop (Harrisonburg, VA)     2nd Production                              
  • Hope Arts Summer Camp (Alford Lake, Hope, ME)
  • Keller School
  • Round Barn Theatre                                                                                                                                    
  • 2010— 2011 SEASON

  • First Stage Children's Theatre (Milwaukee, WI)                                 2nd Production                                                                              New 70 Minute Version
  • Atlantic Theater Company (New York, NY)                                             New 70 Minute Version
  • Des Moines Playhouse (Des Moines, IA)                                                 New 70 Minute Version
  • Bay Area Children's Theatre (Oakland, CA)                                         New 70 Minute Version
  • The Edge Theatre Company  (Rock Hill, SC)
  • Tacoma Musical Playhouse (Tacoma, WA)                                             New 70 Minute Version
  • California Theatre Center (Sunnyvale, CA)                                              6th Production
  • Mathews Playhouse (Matthews, NC)                                                       New 70 Minute Version
  • Texas Family Theatre (Dallas, TX)                                                         New 70 Minute Version
  • South Carolina Children's Theatre (Greenville, SC)
  • Whittier Christian High School (La Habra, CA)                                     New 70 Minute Version
  • Pinewood School (Los Altos, CA)                                                      New 70 Minute Version
  • Derby Dinner Playhouse (Clarksville, IN)
  • New Stage Theatre (Jackson, MI)                                                            New 70 Minute Version
  • Overshadowed Theatrical Productions (Itsaca, IL)
  • Corsicana Children's Company (Cosicana, TX)                                   New 70 Minute Version
  • BCI Theatre (Keller, TX)                                                                          New 70 Minute Version
  • Amish Acres (Nappanee, IN)                                                              New 70 Minute Version
  • Topeka Civic Theater and Academy (Topeka, KS)
  • Keller School
  • Keller School                                                                   2011 — 2012 SEASON   
  •  Midland Center for the Arts/Center Stage Theatre (Midland, MI)         New 70 Minute Version    
  • Orlando Repertory Theatre (Orlando, FL)                                       New 70 Minute Version
  • Stages Theatre (Hopkins, MN)                                                          New 70 Minute Version
  • Walnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando, FL)
  • Stone Ridge High School (Bethesda, MD)                                            New 70 Minute Version
  • Derby Dinner Playhouse (Clarksville, IN)
  • New Mexico Young Actors (Albuquerque, NM)                                   New 70 Minute Version
  • Preston High School Theatre Dept. (Kingwood, WV)                           New 70 Minute Version                    

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