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Performance Dates:

Friday, May 1, 2020 / 6 PM

Ticket Prices 
Starting at $12
(not including processing fees)

This fun-filled musical, featuring the Dallas Children’s Theatre, takes us to Horace B. Smedley School where the Smedley Tornadoes have never won a football game. In fact, they have never even scored a single point! With such a poor record and a team that is out of control, kind-hearted Miss Nelson comes to the rescue when she enlists the help of her alter ego, the ill-tempered Miss Viola Swamp, to coach the team and whip them into shape.

Book, Music & Lyrics by Joan Cushing
Based upon the book MISS NELSON HAS A FIELD DAY
By Harry Allard and James Marshall, © 1985 Harry Allard
Performed by arrangement with Houghton Mifflin Company

Ready, set, HIKE! Ticket holders can tackle a hands-on STEM activity create a field-goal kicking catapult beginning at 5 pm before the performance of Miss Nelson Has a Field Day. Bring your whole team over and visit the museum during your visit, too!


Recommended for Pre-K to 5th grade.


Please note, all Miss Nelson attendees — both children and adults — are required to purchase a ticket in order to attend.

Miss Nelson Snack Pack

Attending Miss Nelson Has a Field Day and want a special snack and drink waiting for you? Pre-purchase your Kids Snack Pack today to receive a show-themed item, kid-size snacks and a drink!

Pre-purchased packages can be claimed in the lobby just prior to the performance. Presales close at 5 pm the day before the event. A limited number of packs may be available for purchase the night/afternoon of the event, while supplies last.


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