Fountain Hills Youth Theater kicks off Christmas comedy Dec. 4

Fountain Hills Youth Theater kicks off the holiday season with “Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells,” Dec. 4-20.

Starring in “Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Santa Smells,” from left, Emily Spets as Junie B., Allison Brown as May and Asher Sheppard as Mr. Scary.

Starring in “Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Santa Smells,” from left, Emily Spets as Junie B., Allison Brown as May and Asher Sheppard as Mr. Scary.

The production takes place 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays at the Fountain Hills Theater, 11445 N. Saguaro Blvd. in Fountain Hills.

Junie B. Jones, first-grader, 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 best-selling book series by Barbara Park.

“Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells” is directed by Ross Collins, assistant-directed by Katie Male, produced by Anne Kelleher, and student-produced by Kaitlyn Hohl.

The cast includes Zach Acridge, Allison Brown, India Rose Chudnow, Spencer Cihak, Sebastian Harris-Wylde, Alexandra Hurney, Asher Sheppard, Emily Spets, Molly Stellino, Morgan Tuazon, and David Woods.

For tickets, call 480-837-9661, Ext. 3. Regular ticket prices are $15 for youth 17 and under and $18 for adults.

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