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July 11, 2014

TOTS' 'Miss Nelson is Missing'

WEATHERFORD —

Staff Report

Theatre Off The Square in Weatherford proudly presents their annual children’s production, ‘Miss Nelson is Missing,’ adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, based on the book by Harry Allard and James Marshall. The play is produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. This production, in conjunction with Theatre Off The Square’s Summer Children’s Theatre Camp, is directed by Hank Minor, with Wally Jones, Katie Arthurs and Katie Huitt as assistant directors. Laurie Jones and Jaclyn Justice serve as camp directors. This show, along with two other short stories, begins Friday, July 18, and runs two weekends through July 27.

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.

Members of the cast are the 30-plus kids who are attending the theatre’s two-week camp. Helpers during the camp, who also serve as the crew for the production, are members of several high school and college theatre departments. Other camp helpers include many adults who are actors, parents or guest speakers. 

Show times are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Theatre Off The Square is located at 114 North Denton St. 

Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for seniors ages 60 and older, students and children 13 and up. Tickets for children 12 and under are $9 for this production only. Matinee tickets are $9 for children 12 and under and all other tickets are $11 with no other discounts applying. 

Tickets may be purchased in advance for $12 at Weatherford Chamber of Commerce. Reserved seating is available and recommended by calling 817-341-8687. Visit www.theatreoffthesquare.org for more information.

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