Fun New Play at the Arvada Center

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Allyson Malecha writes, Miss Nelson is Missing The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is offering a play for children this fall titled…

Miss Nelson is Missing The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is offering a play for children this fall titled, “Miss Nelson is Missing”. The play runs from September 25, 2007 – November 2. 2007 and features Amanda Earls as Miss Nelson and Miss Viola Swamp. You might recognize this title from the popular book by Harry Allard. The play is about an ill behaved class that gets a lesson when Miss Nelson “disappears”. The class gets a substitute teacher, Miss Viola Swamp. Miss Swamp forces the students to work harder than they ever worked before. The students realize that their bad behavior drove Miss Nelson away. They hire a detective to look for Miss Nelson. The next day, Miss Nelson returns and the class is relieved and overjoyed. The class behaves for Miss Nelson from then on, never learning Miss Nelson’s secret that she was actually the evil Miss Swamp. On a recent trip to the Arvada Center, my tour guide, Kathleen Murphy, showed me around and gave me interesting facts about the play. Adults play all of Miss Nelson’s students. The actors rehearse five days a week, five and a half hours a day for two and half weeks to be well prepared for the play. The costume designer, Nicole Harrison, is an award-winning costume designer who designed all of the costumes for this play. This play would be fun for the whole family, but particularly for families with preschoolers and younger children.

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