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HSRT’s CHILDREN’S PERFORMANCE TROUPE BRINGS HOLIDAY CHEER WITH JUNIE B. JONES IN JINGLE BELLS BATMAN SMELLS!

HOLLAND, MI — The Studio Theatre in the DeWitt Cultural Center at Hope College is being transformed into a winter wonderland for Hope Summer Repertory Theatre’s (HSRT) production of Allison Gregory’s Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells Batman Smells!, based on the books by Barbara Park. With the help of Junie B. Jones and her
friends, holiday cheer abounds with the opening on Monday, July 9th at 10:30 a.m. Additional performances are at 10:30 a.m. on July 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, August 1, 6, & 10 and at 1:30 p.m. on August 3 & 8. General admission is $12. With performances already selling out, purchase your tickets today and put a little jolly in your summer plans.

Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells Batman Smells!, takes place in Junie B. Jones’ world, where things are very clear – Christmas means you get presents, elf costumes are awesome, and May is a blabbermouth tattletale. Things are going so well, until Junie B. pulls May as her Secret Santa! This production is an absolute treat for all ages, providing a wonderful taste of Christmas in July. This show is also a 20th anniversary celebration of Barbara Park’s classic children’s novels as they jump off the page and come to life on stage. Audiences will relish in holiday jingles, playful comedy, and the value of giving.

The eight-member cast features HSRT company members: Kaija von Websky as Junie B., Christoff Visscher as Mr. Scary, Lydia Blickley as Lucille, Kara Williams as May, Alyssa Magarian as Mrs. Toot/Elf Ellen, T.J. Wagner as Herb, John Telfer as Sheldon/Philip Johnny Bob, and Jacob Golliher as Jose.

Take advantage of Hope Summer Repertory Theatre’s great ticket packages! The Children’s Package is for children under the age of 12, and includes both children’s shows and one main stage musical for $25, a savings $11 off of the individual ticket price. The Adult CPT package includes both children’s shows and one main stage
musical for $40, a savings of $16. The Adult CPT Bonus package includes both children’s shows and two main stage shows for $60, a savings of $26.

Packages and individual tickets are now on sale by calling 616-395-7890 or by visiting the DeWitt Theatre (141 East 12th St.) and DeVos Fieldhouse (222 Fairbanks Ave.) ticket offices. Children’s Performance Troupe tickets are $12. The HSRT ticket offices are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Beginning June 16, the ticket office is open on Saturday’s at noon. On performance dates, the DeWitt Ticket Office will be open through intermission of evening performances.

For more information, visit www.hope.edu/hsrt or www.facebook.com/hopesummertheatre.