The Academy of Children’s Theatre is a staging a fun holiday production of “Junie B. Jones: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!” Performances are on December 6, 13, and 14 at 7 p.m. and December 7, 8, 14, and 15 at 3 p.m. All shows are at ACT, 213 Wellsian Way, Richland.
The hilarious play is based on the popular book series by Barbra Park. The plot revolves around Junie B. Jones, a precocious first grader, who is very excited about an upcoming holiday singalong and Secret Santa gift exchange at her school. Her nemesis May keeps ruining all of Junie B.’s fun, so when she draws May’s name for Secret Santa she hatches a plan to teach her rival a lesson. The endearing tale has a solid holiday message and lots of laughs.
Playing the lead role of Junie is Izzy Hall. Director is Julie Schroeder, assisted by student director Trina Kathren. The cast of 25 features 23 youth actors and two adults. Appealing to all ages, attending the show is recommended as a fun holiday activity for the whole family.
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