Miss Nelson is Missing by Jeffrey Hatcher
Directed by Lindsey Humphries
Dates & Times: Monday, May 20 & Tuesday, May 21 from 5-8pm
Location: Allen’s Community Theatre, 1210 E Main St #300, corner of Allen Heights and E Main Allen
Please sign-up for an audition slot:
Performances: August 8 – 25 (Thursday thru Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 2pm)
Ages: Youth ages 6-16 are encouraged to audition. All parts will be played by youth actors!
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Auditioners who are not confident readers may choose to come in and tell a story as their audition. Please wear clothes you can move in, as their will be movement exercises during the audition.
Description: Miss Nelson can't control her crazy classroom because she's just too nice. But when she disappears, her replacement is the hard-as-nails, detention-loving, recess-canceling, homework-overloading substitute teacher Viola Swamp! With the Big Test approaching, the kids suddenly realize how much they miss Miss Nelson and they'll do anything -- including hiring a private eye -- to solve the mystery of her disappearance and bring her back.
Casting: 4 girls, 4 boys, 2 either, plus various other students
Miss Nelson- (female) The kindest, sweetest teacher who ever lived. At her wits end with her misbehaving class. (Also plays Viola Swamp)
Viola Swamp- (female) The meanest, scariest teacher who ever lived. Scares her class straight (also plays Miss Nelson)
Principal Humlekee- (either) The School Principal, who wants class 207 to get A's on the big test, so they can win a trip to the International Ballpoint Pen Convention
Detective McSmogg- (either) Missing Person’s Detective. Can definitely find you, if you report yourself missing in his office. Always does his best.
Raymond- (male) A smart young man in Miss Nelson's class. Leads the hunt for Miss Nelson.
Phoebe- (female) A shy, nervous girl in Miss Nelson’s class. Supports Raymond's search for Miss Nelson.
George Jorgenson Jr- (male) A confident, athletic student in Miss Nelson’s class. Often the leader when they misbehave.
Lavita- (female) A sassy young lady with lots of attitude in Miss Nelson’s class.
Morris- (male) A tough young man in Miss Nelson’s class. Goes by “Mouse”.
Kimberly- (female) A beautiful young lady in Miss Nelson’s class. Wants to be a supermodel.
Elvis- (male) A young man obsessed with The King of Rock and Roll in Miss Nelson’s class. Familiarity with Elvis songs a plus!!