MISS NELSON IS MISSING Begins 3/29 at The Alden in McLean
For its annual spring production, The Alden in McLean will present "Miss Nelson is Missing," a comedy by Jeffrey Hatcher. The show will span two weekends, with shows on Saturday and Sunday, March 29 and 30 and April 5 and 6, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10, $8 for MCC district residents. The theatre is located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue, inside the McLean Community Center.
Based on the book by Harry Allard and James Marshall, the play tells the story of Miss Nelson, who can't control her crazy classroom because she is just too nice. When Miss Nelson mysteriously disappears, she is replaced by the hard-as-nails, detention-loving, recess-cancelling, homework-overloading substitute teacher, Viola Swamp. With the big test approaching, the kids suddenly realize how much they miss their old teacher and they will do anything-including hiring a private detective-to solve the mystery of her disappearance and bring her back. This show is appropriate for children age six and older.
The cast features young McLean actors including: Elizabeth Bucy and Camila Maric (Langley High School), Cole Stitt (The Potomac School), Tigo Amaya (Haycock Elementary), Luke Flaxman, Caroline Osborne and Cole Sitilides (Spring Hill Elementary), Sean Gustafson (Marshall High School) and Elena Moy and Katherine Walker (Churchill Road Elementary).
Alden Director of Youth Programs Kathy Herr directed the show with the assistance of stage manager Cathryn Salisbury-Valerien. Alden Technical Director Jennifer Garrett designed the lights and sound design was by Alden Assistant Tech Director Justin King. The set was designed and constructed by Theatre Technician Tom Haman. Costumes were designed by Jessie Shipley. Choreography was by Wendy Conti.