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.
Miss Nelson is Missing is Merrill Arts Center's annual By-Kids-For-Kids show! Cast members will get the chance learn new, exciting skills and maybe get a little dirty in our Maker's Studios taught by working theatre designers. Cast members will work alongside the designers to create the scenery, props and costumes for the show!
2-4 Teen and/or Adult Actors (2 F, 2 M) for the roles of Miss Nelson, Miss Viola Swamp, Principal Humleker, Dectective McSmogg
12-24 child actors for the roles of the children in Miss Nelson's classroom
Auditions: August 7th, 2022 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Callbacks will be August 14th , 2022 1:00 to 6:00pm
Auditionees: memorize and perform a 1-2 minute cutting from your favorite storybook or play, be expressive & make bold choices! Not all classroom kids have speaking roles, but everyone has to be able to work in front of an audience. We are looking for diction and expression and volume from kids and adults seeking speaking roles. Just expression and bravery from kids seeking ensemble roles.
Meet & Greet: August 22, 2022
Rehearsal starts: August 22, 2022 typically Mon-Thur from 4:30pm to 6:30pm, may have some Saturday mornings.
Performances: October 14 & 21 at 7pm; Oct 15, 16, 22, 23 at 2pm 2022
Load in will be Saturday, October 1 from 9am to 5pm
Strike will be Sunday, October 23 from 3:30 to 8pm
This is the 'by-kids, for-kids' educational show. We be bringing in professional educators to work with professional theatrical designers and directors to work with the kids. Participation fee for kids 12 and under will be $125 per student to defray the additional cost of educators. Partial and full need-based scholarships applications are available at auditions. All cast members (and at least one parent of each cast member 12 and under) will need to participate in load in (where we bring the set, props, and costumes into the space) and strike (where we take everything down and put it away.
Miss Nelson is Missing is Produced by Special Arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (www.playscripts.com)
QUESTIONS?: contact [email protected] or call 612 201 4000. Program staff is furloughed in the spring so it may take a few days to get a return call.
1:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Merrill Arts Center
380 Rivertown Dr Suite 200, Woodbury, MN 55125
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