Whittier College News Release

Whittier College
Office of Public Relations
13406 Philadelphia St.
P.O. Box 634
Whittier, CA  90608-0634
Jan. 3, 2003                                                           

Reference: 02/03: 41                                                            
Contact:  Judy Browning at (562) 907-4216 

Will Miss Nelson be Found at
Whittier College? 

WHAT:                        Miss Nelson is Missing!, presented by the California Theatre Center 

WHEN:                   2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 26 

WHERE:                      The Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts

                             13406 Philadelphia Street, Whittier  

COST:                         $8 for the general public, $6 for students and senior citizens with ID

ADD:                    The students in room 207 are known for misbehaving, not following rules and being disrespectful to their kind and gentle teacher, Miss Nelson.  The students have a brief moment of satisfaction when Miss Nelson turns up missing, thinking that they drove her away.  The “celebration” turns to dread, however, when the substitute, the mean and scary substitute, Miss Viola Swamp, descends upon the classroom, and they are inundated with homework in a military-style classroom in which even story time is taken away. 

                           Realizing how much they miss Miss Nelson, the students decide to take matters into their own hands.  They have to after an unsuccessful attempt to enlist the help of a police detective!  The students decide it was their bad behavior that drove her away and decide to right their wrongs.  Will she come back?  The answer’s in this witty and wacky musical adaptation of the books Miss Nelson is Missing and Miss Nelson is Back by Harry Allard and James Marshall, suitable for children and the young at heart. 

INFORMATION:      Tickets are available by calling the Shannon Center Box Office at (562) 907-4203. 

(Note to editors:  There will be an outreach performance on  Monday, January 27, at 11:00 a.m. in the Shannon Center.  Children from Lincoln, El Portal, Aeolian, Santa Gertrudes and Hoover schools will be in attendance.  The outreach program is funded by Morgan Stanley – Whittier Office, with additional support provided by the Rose Hills Foundation.)


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