Dallas Children's Theater Blog

Astonishing Kids And Families With The Fun of Broadway-Like Plays and A Lot More!

Who is Miss Nelson? Let’s take a look at the Miss Nelson series.

Did you know the Miss Nelson books are a trilogy?

There are three books in the Miss Nelson Series!

Published in 1977, 1982, and 1985, these fantastic books feature the mild-mannered teacher Miss Nelson, and ruthless Viola Swamp…and show how the two might be more alike than their students know.

Miss Nelson is Missing marks the beginning of the series, with Miss Nelson Has a Field Day serving as the finale. Miss Nelson is Back, introduces Mr. Blandsworth, the dull substitute teacher.

Which is your favorite? Tell us why at family@dct.org!


Only 9 days left to see this zany play! Don’t miss it…

Choose your experience level and plan your watch party today!


Experience Level 1 – $10
Show Only

It’s just over an hour of great music, clever lines, and a heartwarming football story about never giving up!


Experience Level 2 – $25
Show Plus Zoom Event featuring Playwright, Cast and how the Super Bowl got its name

See the show and join us for a fun Zoom event on Thursday, July 30 at 7PM! The Zoom event will feature Playwright Joan Cushing (who also wrote the play, DIARY OF A WORM, A SPIDER AND A FLY). Kids will have a chance to ask her questions about writing and the many characters she has created. And, did you know that the young lady who helped create the name Super Bowl lives right here in Dallas? Well, join us for the Zoom event and you’ll hear her tell the story of how it all came to be! Cast members will also be a part of the one-hour special event. Fun, fun, fun. Please note: The link will be sent in a separate email on Monday, July 27.


Experience Level 3 – $50
Show, Zoom Event, Personalized Video Wake-Up Call from your choice of four characters, and Entry into a drawing to win a stuffed football, book or other Nelson items.

Includes the show and a fun Zoom event on Thursday, July 30 at 7PM featuring playwright Joan Cushing. Kids can pose questions about her characters. Also learn how the Super Bowl got named by someone from Dallas! Meet cast members, too. Each family will receive a personalized video wake-up call from the Cheerleader, Miss Viola Swamp herself, the Coach or Miss Nelson for each child in your household! And, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a chance to win mementos.

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