SLIDELL, La. (March 18, 2015) – Curtains open this weekend on Miss Nelson’s rowdy classroom in a laughed-filled production designed for the wee ones, yet great fun for the whole family.
Slidell Little Theatre presents “Miss Nelson Is Missing,” a production by the Theatre for Young Audiences, on stage for two weekends, with performances on March 21, 22, 28 and 29. The Saturday performances get underway at 7:30 p.m. and audiences are strong encouraged to wear pajamas. Sunday productions begin at 2 p.m.
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 the world’s hardest homework 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?
A free public reading of the story will be the focus of this Thursday’s Family Storytime event at the Slidell Branch Library, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Admission to the play is $8 for kids age 10 and younger and $10 for everyone else. Tickets can be purchased at the door or reserved by calling Box Office at (985) 641-0324.
The Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) is under the auspices of Slidell Little Theatre and was created to introduce and engage young audiences in live theatre. TYA productions are kid-oriented shows featuring adult actors starring in classic productions of the children’s favorites like: “Pinkalicious,” “How I Became A Pirate,” “A year with Frog and Toad,” “Stellaluna,” “Good Night Moon,” and “Knuffle Bunny.”
“Miss Nelson is Missing” was adapted for the stage by Joan Cushing from the book by Harry Allard and James Marshall.
The Northshore’s premier community theatre since 1963, Slidell Little Theatre is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to engaging, educating, and involving members of the community in high quality theatrical productions. SLT is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the St. Tammany Commission on Cultural Affairs.