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TWU Drama presents 'Miss Nelson is Missing: The Musical'


DENTON — The Texas Woman’s University drama program will provide entertainment specifically aimed at younger audiences with its production of the musical version of “Miss Nelson is Missing” June 14-24. The play is adapted from the book by Harry Allard and James Marshall, with book, music and lyrics by Joan Cushing.

Performances will be

  • Thursdays, June 14 and 21 at 1 p.m.;
  • Fridays, June 15 and 22 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.;
  • Saturdays, June 16 and 23, at 2 p.m., with a special 8 p.m. performance on June 23;
  • and Sundays, June 17 and 24 at 2 p.m..

All performances will take place in the Redbud Theater Complex, located on the north side of historic Hubbard Hall on TWU’s Denton campus. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. To reserve tickets or for more information, visit or call the TWU Box Office at (940) 898-2020.

Adapted from the popular children’s book, “Miss Nelson is Missing” tells the story of the worst-behaved class in the whole school. When Miss Nelson’s students send her over the edge with their spitball-throwing and flying paper airplanes, she disappears ... only to be replaced by Viola Swamp, a frightening substitute teacher who gives them loads of homework and threatens them with her scary ruler. Scared straight, the students of Room 207 set out on a mission to find their missing teacher Miss Nelson. Will they ever find her? Will they ever be saved from the horrible clutches of Viola Swamp?

Cristin Thomas directs the production, with Hayley Yates as assistant director and Elizabeth Blake as stage manager. The cast includes Averie Bell, Aaron Cassidy, Cassie Henderson, Emily Johns, Brett Schmidt, Kristi Smith and Gerald Young. Set and lighting design are by Michael Stephens. Costume design is by Christina Garcia. Cassie Henderson is the prop master, and Kathryn Cox serves as technical director and master electrician. Other crewmembers include Celi Bowling, Rachel Legaspi, Deanna Easton and Austin Rogers.

Media Contact:

Karen Garcia
Senior Writer

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