Miss Nelson is Missing! at Arts Barn Theatre this weekend
In partnership with Kensington Arts Theatre 2nd Stage, the Arts Barn presents Miss Nelson is Missing!, a family production with music, lyrics and book by Joan Cushing. The show runs May 12 through 27, 2012, with performances on Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Admission is $18, $16 for City residents, and $9 for students through grade 12.
What happens when Miss Nelson, the gentle, long suffering teacher of the worst behaved class in the entire school, goes missing? The students of Room 207 are in for a big surprise when Viola Swamp, a scary substitute teacher who assigns homework from hell and wields her ruler like a sword, shows up to take Miss Nelson’s place. No more spitballs and paper airplanes for these uncontrollable children who set out to find their beloved Miss Nelson. Will they ever get her back? Based on the children’s book by Henry Allard, this musical teaches lessons of appreciation and respect.
The New York Times says, "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."
The Arts Barn, Gaithersburg's premier cultural arts facility, is located at 311 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg. For more information and tickets call 301-258-6394 or visit online at www.gaithersburgmd.gov/artsbarn.