THEATER | Junie B. in “Jingle Bells, Batman Smells” at Stages Theatre Company: “Wow!”

Be a giver? Or just be shellfish? That is the dilemma that Junie B. Jones has to face in Stages Theatre Company’s delightful production Jingle Bells, Batman Smells, adapted from the popular series of children’s books by Barbara Park.The story begins in the first grade classroom with Junie B. facing off against her classmate and arch-nemesis, May. May has once again demonstrated her amazing tattletale talents. Through Columbus Day meltdowns and Christmas singalongs, their kind and patient teacher, Mr. Scary, tries ever so hard to get the girls to get along and share some good will…at least for the festive season. Continue Reading