Holiday Capers with Junie B. Jones at University of Dubuque Heritage Center

Nov 5, 2018

DUBUQUE, Iowa – University of Dubuque Heritage Center continues its 2018-2019 Live at Heritage Center Family Series with Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells, performed by Casa Mañana Theatre of Fort Worth, Texas, on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 2:00 p.m. in John and Alice Butler Hall. This play is produced in collaboration with Wally Jones and written by Allison Gregory, adapted from Barbara Park’s popular book series.

WHAT:            Live at Heritage Center Family Series – Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells performed by Casa Mañana Theatre of Fort Worth, Texas

WHEN:            Sunday, Dec. 2 – 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:          John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque

TICKETS:        $15 adult, $13 alumni/military, $9 student/child, $4 lap seat children 3 and under ($4 lap seat ticket available with purchase of an adult ticket)

In Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells, the students of Room One happily create the perfect holiday party. That is until Junie B. draws the name of her arch nemesis, Tattletale May, for her Secret Santa gift exchange. Perhaps the Secret Santa gift is the perfect opportunity to give May exactly what she deserves? Holiday shenanigans ensue offering a fun lesson about giving which befits the season.

The Junie B., First Grader book series has sold over 60 million copies in North America alone and has become a time-honored staple in elementary school classrooms around the world. The series about everyone’s favorite first grader has consistently been a No. 1 New York Times bestseller, spending over 180 weeks on the list.

Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells is produced by Casa Mañana Theatre. Located in Fort Worth, Texas, Casa Mañana has specialized for more than 50 years in professional Broadway and children's theatre and arts education. Casa Mañana strives to create, nurture, and advance live professional theatre unparalleled in artistic excellence for the enrichment and education of a diverse community and future generations of artists and patrons.

This performance is approximately 60 minutes in length. There will be an opportunity to meet performers in the lobby following the show.

A Family 4-Pack is available, which admits a family of four to the performance at a price of $39.00.

Tickets for Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells can be purchased Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Farber Box Office, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque, 2255 Bennett Street; by phone at 563.585.SHOW; or online at

Mediacom Arts and Culture grant funding has been provided to support Family Series related “Page to Stage” programming at local county libraries.

Remaining 2018-2019 Family Series performances include Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs (Jan. 26), Stuart Little by E.B. White (March 31), and The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System (April 14).