Monday, January 26, 2015

Auditions: 'Miss Nelson is Missing'

Cast of grownups to bring Miss Nelson’s classroom to life

Performances March 20, 21, 22, 28, 29
Miss Nelson’s class is the worst behaved in the whole school. Spitballs flying across the room, paper airplanes sailing every which way and uncontrollable children send the gentle, long-suffering teacher, Miss Nelson, over the edge. But the students of Room 207 are in for a surprise when Miss Nelson turns up missing and is replaced by Viola Swamp, a scary substitute teacher who assigns homework from hell and wields her ruler like a sword! In desperation, the students set out to find their beloved Miss Nelson ... but will they ever get her back?

Director Mikey Willman is looking for animated adult actors not afraid to sing and play like they were back in elementary school.  “Miss Nelson is Missing” features a cast of six character actors to perform fun and energetic roles, including four students played by "grownups."

Female #1 — Double role: Miss Nelson & Viola Swamp
Male #1 — Triple role: Principal Blandsworth, Detective McSmogg, Pop Hanson (janitor)
Two females and two males are needed to play the roles of classroom students.

Those auditioning should prepare 16 measures of a fun and lively musical number.  An accompanist will be provided.

Auditions are open to the public.

A rehearsal schedule will be provided at auditions. There is one week day performance on the morning on Friday, March 20, 2015. Weekend performances are Saturdays March 21 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays March 22 and 29 at 2 p.m.

“Miss Nelson is Missing” was adapted for the stage by Joan Cushing from the book by Harry Allard and James Marshall.

The Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) is under the auspices of Slidell Little Theatre and was created to introduce and engage young audiences in live theatre. TYA productions are kid-oriented shows featuring adult actors starring in classic productions of the children’s favorites like: “Pinkalicious,” “How I Became A Pirate,” “A Year with Frog and Toad,” “Stellaluna,” and “Good Night Moon.”

The Northshore’s premier community theatre since 1963, Slidell Little Theatre is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to engaging, educating, and involving members of the community in high quality theatrical productions. SLT is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the St. Tammany Commission on Cultural Affairs.


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