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 (Gina Gedler) turns up missing and is replaced by Viola Swamp (Gina Gedler), 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? Hopefully they will find her before it’s too late – for them! Based on the popular children’s books by Harry Allard, this lighthearted musical reminds us all to show respect and appreciation to those we value.
Attending a show at the Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre at the Des Moines Playhouse is a great way to introduce kids to a live theater performance. Shows are specifically geared to young children and their families and offer a wonderful introduction to the performing arts. Don’t forget to meet the cast and get their autographs after the show. It’s a nice touch that makes a trip to a performance at the Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre really memorable for kids.
The Playhouse cast is directed by Melissa Chavas-Miller with music direction by Brenton Brown and choreography by Jim Kolnik. The cast includes Crey Abbas, Meridan Boyd, Tyndal Hervey, Tatum Lowell, Mark Maddy, Jack Ray, Maddie Ripperger, Ethan Saltz, and Savannah Trotter.
Running time: 60 minutes. Recommended for ages 5 – 10.
“Miss Nelson Is Missing!” Performances:
February 23 – March 11, 2018
7:00 pm Friday
1:00 pm & 4:00 pm Saturday & Sunday
“Miss Nelson Is Missing!” Tickets:
Ticket prices start at $15 (All persons, regardless of age, must have a ticket.)
By Phone: (515) 277-6261
Ticket Office: 831 42nd Street, Des Moines, IA 50312
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Featured photo source Des Moines Playhouse.