Special to the Journal
The Cultural Activities Center is partnering with the Waco Civic Theatre to present Miss Nelson is Missing, a popular children’s book by Harry Allard and James Marshall. The performance is in Temple at the Cultural Activities Center, Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. This production is made possible by support from H-E-B Tournament of Champions. The book, music, and lyrics for this musical production are adapted by Joan Cushing.
Joan Cushing recently has adapted 13 popular children’s books as musicals, receiving over 400 production and 3 national tours. As the story goes for this production, Miss Nelson can’t control her crazy classroom because she’s just too nice. When Miss Nelson disappears, her replacement is the hard-as-nails, a detention-loving, recess-canceling, homework-overloading substitute teacher, named 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 and find Miss Nelson.
This is a show that is “for the whole family, as the humor and performance style is accessible to all,” comments Director Eric Shephard. “The CAC is excited to present another Waco Civic Theatre production on its stage. Sharing the Waco Civic Theatre’s talent with our local community makes the arts more accessible to all in Central Texas.” says Jane Boone, Marketing Director.
The cast for the performance is made up of residents of Temple, Waco, Gatesville, Belton and surrounding areas from Central Texas.
The Cultural Activities Center located at 3011 North Third Street in Temple, TX, and offers many family shows, onstage entertainment, as well as classes throughout the year, visit. Tickets for Miss Nelson is Missing are reserved, $12 for adults and $7 for child (12 & Under) and available online at cacARTS.org. For more information, call 254-773-9926.