Miss Nelson is Missing at Playhouse on Park

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The play, based on the well-known children’s book, is sure to delight audiences of all ages! 

WEST HARTFORD, CT - The first show in Playhouse on Park’s Children’s Series “Miss Nelson is Missing” is scheduled for 13 public performances from November 10th through November 19th.   Miss Nelson is Missing, the staged theater production written by Joan Cushing, is based on the very popular children’s book of the same name written by Harry Allard and James Marshall.   The play is geared towards children in grades K through 5 but is sure to entertain and interest audiences of all ages!

About Miss Nelson is Missing: The students of Room 207 are lucky. Their teacher, Miss Nelson, is the easiest teacher in school and lets them do whatever they want. One day when Miss Nelson doesn't show up for school, Room 207 has a new substitute teacher. Miss Viola Swamp just happens to be the meanest substitute teacher in the whole world. Now it is up to the students to find out what happened to Miss Nelson and get her back, or they will be stuck with Viola Swamp forever. 

The New York Times writes: "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."

 Performances are scheduled:

Saturday and Sundays at 1pm and 4pm (Nov 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th)

Wednesday, November 14th at 2:30pm

Friday, November 16th at 10am and 1pm

Monday, November 19th at 9:30am

(Wednesday, November 14th at 10am has sold out)

Children will be able to meet the cast after every performance in the Playhouse on Park lobby and/or at AC Petersen Farms right next door!  Coloring pages are available online, on the Miss Nelson is Missing page.   If your child brings a completed coloring page to the show, their picture will be displayed in the Playhouse lobby.  Tickets are only $13 for children/seniors/Let’s Go Arts members and $15 for adults.    Tickets are going fast.   You can order tickets in person or over the phone at 860-523-5900 ext 10 Tuesday through Friday from 10am - 6pm and Saturdays 10am - 2pm or online atwww.PlayhouseOnPark.org.  The show is approximately one-hour long.  

 Hartford’s most affordable and intimate professional theater, Playhouse on Park is located on Park Road in West Hartford, where the parking is free, the actors are right off Broadway and the back row is just four seats from the stage.      

 Call 860-523-5900 ext 10 or visit www.PlayhouseOnPark.org for more information on Miss Nelson is Missing; theater classes for children grades K through 8; other performances including main stage, comedy, improv, dance and special events; or information on our Dining Partners (restaurants that offer a discount if you show your tickets before and/or after a show).    



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