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Feb. 24: Junie B's Essential Survival Guide to School
1/5/2017 1:00:00 AM
By: Sarah Haas, Communications Director

PARK HILLS – Now that Junie B. Jones has been going to school for over one-and-a-half years, who better to write the book on EVERYTHING you need to know? She’ll be sharing her expertise in a rollicking musical, courtesy of Mineral Area Council on the Arts and the City of Farmington.

“Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School,” a musical based on the books by Barbara Park, will be performed at the Centene Center in Farmington on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at 7 p.m. Reserved seating is $7 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets may be purchased at the Farmington Civic Center or charged by phone at (573) 756-0900. Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m., Monday, Jan. 9. The performance is being sponsored by Mineral Area Council on the Arts and the City of Farmington.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for children to be introduced to musical theater,’” MACOA Executive Director Danielle Basler said. “Junie B. Jones is a favorite grade school literary character and kids will love seeing her antics come to life onstage.” The show runs 60 minutes and is recommended for audiences ages 5 and up.

From bus rules to band-aids, carpools to cookies, Junie B. and friends deliver the definitive word on surviving and thriving in style. With a jillion tips, tricks and trip-ups, Junie B. shares her hard-won expertise and shows us all how school is sometimes scary, sometimes super-fun, and ALWAYS something to sing about!

After a brief New York City-area tour, this Theatreworks USA production began its national tour in fall 2015 and is able to play a wide range of venues, from large Broadway-sized performing arts centers in major metropolitan areas to elementary school cafeterias in small towns. Theatreworks USA is America's largest and most prolific professional not-for-profit theatre for young and family audiences. Since 1961, Theatreworks USA has enlightened, entertained, andinstructed over 72 million people in 49 states and Canada, now performing for about four million people annually.

For more information on activities and events at the Civic Center, visit www.farmington-mo.gov or phone (573) 756-0900. More information on arts council programs can be found at www.MineralAreaArts.org, or by calling Basler at (573) 518-2125.

Financial assistance for this program is provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

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