Greenville Theatre on Tour
MISSION: To bring high quality, professional theatre to young audiences of all ages and backgrounds and to instill a lifelong appreciation of arts in the young generation.
Bring the EXCITEMENT of LIVE THEATRE into YOUR school!
Now booking for the 2019-2020 school year!
Miss Nelson is Missing
Book, Music & Lyrics by Joan Cushing
based upon the books by Harry Allard, ©1997
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-cancelling, homework-overloading substitute teacher Viola Swamp! With the big test approaching, the kids realize how much they miss Miss Nelson, and they want her back! They even hire a private-eye to solve the mystery of her disappearance and bring her back.
Our performances are tailored for students from kindergarten to fifth grade. Each production has a cast of professional actors, scenery, and costumes and can be performed in your gym., multipurpose room, and yes, even your cafeteria! Following each performance, the cast will meet with students to stimulate discussion and answer questions.
"Fabulous! A real crowd pleaser for the students and teachers, and we love not having to deal with a bus and transporting students!"
- Liberty Elementary Teacher
"Seeing a book on-stage reaches all types of learners and inspires them to read.
Not a single child wasn't engaged with the play. I love that the actors came out into the audience and got the kids excited over reading and performing arts."
- Clemson Elementary Teacher
About Greenville Theatre on Tour
Since 2000, Greenville Theatre on Tour has inspired over 200,000 elementary students through the magic of live theatre. GT on Tour brings shows directly to the school, eliminating the need for field trip details and buses. Composed of 6-7 professional actors, GT on Tour travels to the schools; unloads props, costumes and sets; and then performs a 45-minute theatre for young audience production.
Following the performance, the actors hold a 'talk back' session with the students, allowing the children to ask any questions they may have about the show or the actors. GT on Tour selects shows from school reading lists, and to help integrate our performance into the classroom, we provide a study guide created by a curriculum expert according to Common Core standards.
Thanks to the following organizations for their support of GT on Tour
This program has been made possible, in part, by BMW Manufacturing Company LLC in partnership with the Metropolitan Arts Council.