Miss Nelson Has A Field Day To Be

Featured At Lutcher Theater

  (Orange, TX) – Appealing to America’s great love of football, the Omaha Theater Company will present Miss Nelson Has A Field Day at Lutcher Theater on Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 at 9:30am and 11:30am.

This musical performance is based on the popular “Miss Nelson” book series authored by Harry G. Allard and illustrated by James Marshall.  It is recommended for children ages 5 to 12, but anyone who has ever been on a losing team will be able to relate to this humorous and entertaining production.

Miss Nelson, Viola Swamp and the children of Room 207 are at it again in this musical romp of schoolhouse humor. As the action begins, it soon becomes apparent that all is not well at Horace B. Smedley Middle School.  School spirit is suffering as the school’s football team, the Tornadoes, gets ready to face their #1 rival. Unfortunately, the team has been losing all season, and it doesn’t look good for the big game. It’s up to Miss Nelson to call in her secret weapon – the dreaded substitute teacher Viola Swamp – to whip the team into shape.

Joan Cushing, one of the leading playwrights in the country, adapted the script, music and lyrics for the stage version of Miss Nelson Has A Field Day. The Omaha Theater Company, which is one of the nation’s premiere touring companies for children’s theater, was one of the first theatrical companies to produce Cushing’s work for young audiences with its production of Miss Nelson is Missing. The Company serves more than 250,000 people each year by performing coast-to-coast at more than 60 different venues. 

“All of our Cushing productions have been extremely popular,” said James Larson, director of the play. “We expect Miss Nelson Has A Field Day to be another hit. We selected this title for its great script and music.”

Tickets for Miss Nelson Has A Field Day are $3.50 each. To purchase tickets, call 745-5535 (Golden Triangle) or 1-800-828-5535 (Louisiana), or stop by the box office at 707 Main, Orange, Texas.

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