Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells


Produced by Wally Jones & Casa Mañana Theatre
A Play by Allison Gregory
Adapted from the book series by Barbara Park

It’s holiday time and everyone’s favorite first grader is back to celebrate! All of the students in Room One are happily creating the perfect holiday party. Except how is Junie B. supposed to enjoy anything when she has drawn the name of her arch nemesis, Tattletale May, for her Secret Santa Gift? But wait -- the Secret Santa gift is the perfect opportunity to give May exactly what she deserves…Maybe.  Holiday fun with a lesson about giving is a perfect treat for the holiday season!

PRODUCER | CREATIVE TEAM


ABOUT THE PRODUCER:

CASA MAÑANA (PRODUCER) Junie B in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells is produced by Casa Mañana, the same theatre who produced the acclaimed tours of A Year with Frog & Toad, Mr. Popper's Penguins and Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale. Located in the heart of the cultural district of Fort Worth, TX, Casa Mañana Theatre specializes in professional Broadway and Children's Theatre and arts education, and has done so for more than 50 years. As a performing arts organization, Casa Mañana strives to create, nurture and advance live professional theatre unparalleled in artistic excellence for the enrichment and education of its diverse community and its future generations of artists and patrons. Recently, Casa Mañana’s Performing Arts Conservatory was listed first in regional theatre training programs by backstage.com.  Learn more at www.casamanana.org.

CURRICULUM | AGES


CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

  • Social - Life Skills: Critical Thinking, Conflict Resolution
  • Math - Basic Arithmetic: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division

RECOMMENDED AUDIENCES
PUBLIC AUDIENCE: All ages
SCHOOL TIME AUDIENCE: Grades Pre-K-3rd; Ages 4-8

FACTS | STATS


  • The Junie B. Jones series has sold over 60 million copies in North America alone, has been translated into multiple languages and is a beloved and time-honored staple in elementary school classrooms around the world.
  • The series was consistently a #1 New York Times bestseller, spending over 180 weeks on the list.

RAVES | REVIEWS


“Casa Mañana was a huge success for our theatre in their production of Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells. A wide variety of elementary students from our community gave a ‘double thumbs up’ to this holiday production.  One of the nicest companies we have hosted in our ten years of presenting.” - The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts – Newnan, GA

Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells is an entertaining and heart-warming show for all ages! The audience was filled with holiday spirit and left the theater with big smiles on their faces.” - Bologna Performing Arts Center – Cleveland, MS

“I was pleasantly surprised!  The entire production, from script to set to acting quality was top quality, and the study guide was impressive too.  It would be wonderful to have Casa Mañana back to The Paramount as part of our Arts Education season.” - The Paramount Theater – Charlottesville, VA