“Jingle Bells, Batman smells, Robin laid an egg…“
In addition to the wonderful shows this season at The Paramount, they are offering something for the little ones in your family, as well. These are The Play-Time Series, programs throughout the season for all ages to enjoy.
To celebrate the holiday season, a production will be presented about the ever-popular Junie B. Jones, a character from the bestselling children’s book series by Barbara Park. Specifically, it is a theatrical adaptation by Austin playwright Allison Gregory. A production of The Paramount and the UT Department of Theatre & Dance, it’s a tale about young Junie’s holiday hijinks with her first grade classmates, and is entitled, “Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!” Yes, I know it’s a silly title, but come on. Why so serious? With a name like that, you just know it’s gotta be a fun time.
But wait (as any Holiday salesperson will tell you), there’s more!
For subscribers of the Play-Time Series (or if one donates to The Paramount Theatre), there is a pre-show craft activity. Taking place before each of the play-time shows, this activity is thematically related to the show. Partnered with Theatre Action Project (a non-profit theatre education organization), the aim is to engage the children’s imaginations and have them be a part of the theatrical experience before showtime. Sounds great, doesn’t it? Well, click here to subscribe.
Batman may indeed smell (like guano, I presume), but this event smells like a winner to me. Bring the whole family and take in the show. Kids are happy, parents are happy, and you don’t need to hire a babysitter!