Miss Nelson is Missing!

feb 23 - mar 11, 2018
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Joan Cushing
Theatre:
Kate Goldman Children's Theatre

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.

Children’s Theatre Age Intention: Playhouse children’s theatre productions are intended for ages 5 and up. 

The performance at 1:00 PM on Saturday, Mar. 10, will have live audio description, provided by IRIS. Please contact our ticket office at 515-277-6261 if you would like to use this free service.

Sponsored by:

Miss Nelson/Viola Swamp
Gina Gedler
Pop Hanson/Mr. Blandsworth/Al Catraz/Detective McSmogg
Mark Maddy
Adam
Jack Ray
Allison
Savannah Trotter
Cheryl
Maddie Ripperger
Gregory
Ethan Saltz
Ensemble
Crey Abbas
Ensemble
Meridan Boyd
Ensemble
Tyndal Hervey
Ensemble
Tatum Lowell

Des Moines Community Playhouse Press Release
Kill Date: March 11, 2018
Subject: Des Moines Community Playhouse Presents “Miss Nelson Is Missing!”
Contact: Lee Ann Bakros, Playhouse Public Relations Director, 515-974-5358

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents “Miss Nelson Is Missing!,” Feb. 23-Mar. 11, 2018. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. ” Miss Nelson Is Missing!” is sponsored by Nationwide.

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?

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.

The Playhouse is one of the oldest and largest community theatres in the US. Located at the 42nd Street exit of I-235, the theatre has presented a full season of shows since 1919 and also offers a wide variety of educational experiences including classes for ages 4 to adult, theatre trips to New York, and volunteer opportunities onstage and backstage.

For more information about the Playhouse and “Miss Nelson Is Missing!,” contact the Playhouse ticket office at 515-277-6261.

“Miss Nelson Is Missing!” Performances: Feb. 23-Mar. 11, 2018
7:00 PM Friday
1:00 PM & 4:00 PM Saturday-Sunday

“Miss Nelson Is Missing!” Tickets
Ticket prices start at $15
To purchase tickets:
dmplayhouse.com
515-277-6261
Des Moines Community Playhouse Ticket Office, 831 42nd St., Des Moines, IA 50312

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Gina Gedler is Miss Nelson and Viola Swamp in “Miss Nelson Is Missing!,” Feb. 23-Mar. 11, 2018, at the Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Brent Isenberger.

Viola Swamp (Gina Gedler, left) takes her class (clockwise from top left, Jack Ray, Ethan Saltz, Meridan Boyd, and Maddie Ripperger) on a field trip, where they meet Al Catraz (Mark Maddy, right), in “Miss Nelson Is Missing!,” Feb. 23-Mar. 11, 2018. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Viola Swamp (Gina Gedler, right) takes her class (from top to bottom, Jack Ray, Ethan Saltz, Meridan Boyd, and Maddie Ripperger) on a field trip, where they meet Al Catraz (Mark Maddy, left), in “Miss Nelson Is Missing!,” Feb. 23-Mar. 11, 2018. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Viola Swamp (Gina Gedler, left) takes her class (clockwise from top left, Jack Ray, Ethan Saltz, Meridan Boyd, and Maddie Ripperger) on a field trip, where they meet Al Catraz (Mark Maddy, right), in “Miss Nelson Is Missing!,” Feb. 23-Mar. 11, 2018. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Viola Swamp (Gina Gedler, front left) takes her class (clockwise from left, Maddie Ripperger, Jack Ray, Ethan Saltz, and Meridan Boyd) on a field trip, where they meet Al Catraz (Mark Maddy, front right), in “Miss Nelson Is Missing!,” Feb. 23-Mar. 11, 2018. Photo by Steve Gibbons.