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Adapted from the popular book series by Barbara Park

Junie B

“Adapted by Allison Gregory…Junie B. captures the crayon-bright chaos of childhood…and captivates both children and adults on a variety of levels.”
- DC Theatre Scene

“In the winning Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! Emerald City Theatre fulfills its mission to teach children through the arts – and does so in the most adorable and engaging ways imaginable.” - Chicago Theatre Beat

“Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells is a holiday comedy that appeals to all audiences who, despite the disparity in their ages, will find much to admire about the spunky heroine and her ragtag band of first grade cohorts.” -

Cast & Synopsis

7 actors (3 females, 4 males)
*Indicated roles are doubled; however they can be played by additional actors.

Junie B Batman SmellsJunie B. Jones is super-excited about the upcoming Holiday Sing-Along and Secret Santa gift exchange at her school. Too bad tattletale May keeps ruining all of Junie B.'s fun. So when Junie B. draws May's name for Secret Santa, she comes up with the perfect plan to teach her nemesis a lesson! But will the Christmas spirit of peace and goodwill interfere before she can give you-know-who what she deserves? A hilarious and endearing tale based on the beloved best-selling book series by Barbara Park.

Development | Production History

Commissioned & developed at Childsplay, Inc., AZ
Premiered at Childsplay, David Saar director
Over 100 productions across the country, including Imagination Stage, Dallas Children’s Theatre, South Coast Repertory, Orlando Repertory Theatre, Nashville Children’s Theatre, + National tour


First Stage gift-wraps Junie B. tale 'Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!'
Junie B.’s Jingle Bells Rings Funny at NCT
Dallas Children’s Theater cranks up the holiday howls in funny Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!

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