MISS NELSON IS MISSING! Opens Friday, April 29

First Stage proudly concludes its 24th season with an upbeat, musical adaptation of MISS NELSON IS MISSING! based on the popular children's book by Harry Allard and James Marshall.  First Stage's version features book, music and lyrics by Joan Cushing and is directed and choreographed by long-time First Stage student, teacher, actor and choreographer Molly Rhode.

In MISS NELSON IS MISSING!, we join room 207 - the worst behaved kids in the whole school - on an adventure to find their missing teacher before ruthless, homework-assigning Viola Swamp makes life unbearable.  As they unravel the mystery, the kids realize how much they have taken sweet Miss Nelson for granted.  Their journey teaches them the value of being kind, unselfish and respectful of others. 

"We learn that teachers matter, and how we treat each other matters.  MISS NELSON IS MISSING! explores these lessons with the help of catchy music, dance and lots of quirky characters.  It's an infectiously fun and satisfying story," said director Molly Rhode.

I recently had the pleasure of visiting a rehearsal of MISS NELSON IS MISSING! and was lucky enough to catch the cast rehearsing a few numbers under the musical direction of Jeff Schaetzke.  Now I can't wait to see MISS NELSON IS MISSING!  come to life on stage. 

MISS NELSON IS MISSING! runs from April 29 - June 5, 2011.  Tickets start at $11.50 and are available at the Marcus Center Box Office at (414) 273-7206 or online HERE.

Most appreciated by adults, teens and young people ages 3 and up.

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