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 12, 2003 – January 11, 2004
National Tour: Omaha Theatre Company for Young People
Highlight:  Finalist, 2005 National Children's Theatre Festival

Representation By:  The Susan Gurman Agency

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The Smedley Tornadoes have not only never won a football game, they have never scored a single point! Coach Armstrong goes bonkers and Miss Nelson decides to help out.  She enlists Coach Viola Swamp to whip the team into shape and save the day!  Snappy sequel to Miss Nelson is Missing!  A perfect fall musical.


"Frolicking football players, a perky cheerleader, a hilarious spatula-wielding cafeteria lady, and an electrifying Viola Swamp, who transforms from the sweet-faced Miss Nelson to the dreaded coach, all play to the appreciative giggles of local schoolkids...  The carefully choreographed slow motion finale is as grittily elegant as anything on 'Monday Night Football.'"    The Washington Post

running time: 65 Minutes

Cast size: 6 (4 males, 2 females)

                 Miss Neson/Viola Swamp

                 Coach Armstrong/Principal Blandsworth

                 Kenny, Daniel and Patrick (Kids/Football Players) (Daniel doubles as Cafeteria Lady)

                 Lauren (Kid/Cheerleader)

Music: Orchestration/Accompaniement CD Available

           Orchestrations by Debbie Wicks La Puma

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