It's A Given

Wowie-wow-wow! Time for Childsplay’s recurring holiday presentation of Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! If you are or were a kid (or close friends with one), you’ve probably read some of Barbara Park’s books about Junie. The stage version of JBBS delights both old or new fans: Mr. Scary’s classroom comes to life in charming detail, and Junie’s dilemma -- what to do when she draws her arch-enemy’s name for Secret Santa -- is fleshed out with flashbacks and complications.

The show runs through Sunday, December 28, at Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 West Rio Salado Parkway. Tickets, $12 to $25, are available at or 480-350-2822.

Saturdays, 1 & 4 p.m.; Sundays, 1 p.m. Starts: Nov. 22. Continues through Dec. 28, 2014
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Julie has written for the Night & Day events calendar section since 2005. As a student at Arizona State, she received the Glendon and Kathryn Swarthout Creative Writing Award and the Theatre Medallion of Merit.
Contact: Julie Peterson