Hickory – Hickory Community Theatre’s Christmas themed production, Junie B. in Jingle Bells Batman Smells, is prepared to delight audiences for one final public show. After entertaining local schools with their daytime performances, this cast is ready to bring this childhood books series to life and celebrate the holiday season one more time.

Based off the beloved Junie B. Jones book series by Barbara Park, this youth-oriented show follows the adventures of a first-grader at Christmas time. Class rivalries and an impressive imagination rule Junie B.’s life. Will she be able to focus on the Christmas spirit enough to surpass her petty arguments with meanie-pants May?

The show’s remaining public performance is Saturday December 17th at 2:30 on the Mainstage. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children and students. For tickets and information visit the theatre website at www.hickorytheatre.org or call 828-328-2283.

The Hickory Community Theatre is a Funded Affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County. Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells Batman Smells is the fifth show in the Theatre’s 68th season, sponsored by Paramount Automotive and A Cleaner World, and is produced by Childhealth Center, PA and Cliff and Gaye Moone.

Photo: Kyle Phillips (or is it Bill Murray?) is Grandpa Miller and Allison Sigmon is Junie B. Jones in Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells Batman Smells. The youth Christmas show has one more performance, Saturday, Dec 17 at 2:30pm.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for youth 18 & under. Call 828-328-2283 or go to hickorytheatre.org. Photo by John Rambo.