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

  HighlightS: Winner, 2002 National Children's Theatre Festival

                          National Tour, Omaha Theatre Co. for Young People    

  Representation BY: The Susan Gurman Agency

 

  Helen Hedman as Viola Swamp

  Imagination Stage production, 2008

  Photo by Scott Suchman


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Miss Nelson’s class is the worst behaved in the whole school. Spitballs flying across the room, paper airplanes sailing every which way and uncontrollable children send the gentle, long-suffering teacher, Miss Nelson, over the edge. But the students of Room 207 are in for a surprise when Miss Nelson turns up missing and is replaced by Viola Swamp, a scary substitute teacher who assigns homework from hell and wields her ruler like a sword! In desperation, the students set out to find their beloved Miss Nelson ... but will they ever get her back?  Lessons of appreciation and respect.

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"“A gifted playwright and composer, Ms. Cushing has created a musical that will charm anyone who has ever sat in front of a schoolteacher’s desk – or, for that matter, behind it.”                                                     The New York Times



running time: 60 Minutes (Brand New 70 minute script available December)


Cast size: 6 (3 males, 3 females)


Cast breakdown:
Female #1 (mezzo, alto) — Double role: Miss Nelson & Viola Swamp
Male #1 (tenor) — Triple role: Principal Blandsworth, Detective McSmogg, Pop Hanson (janitor)

                           Quadruple role: Al Catraz  (in 70 min. version only)
Female #2 (soprano) — Allison (a Kid in 207)
Female #3 (alto) — Cheryl (a Kid in 207)
Male #2 (tenor) — Adam (a Kid in 207)
Male #3 (bari) — Gregory (a Kid in 207)


Music: Orchestration/Accompaniement CD Available

           Orchestrations by Debbie Wicks La Puma


Set: Simple set requirements


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