Casting Announcement: “Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells”

On behalf of Providence Players of Fairfax, Director Sarah Baczewski is pleased to announce the cast of Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells, by Allison Gregory.In this holiday favorite, Junie B. Jones, First-Grader, is super-excited about the upcoming Holiday Sing-Along and Secret Santa gift exchange at her school. Too bad tattletale May keeps ruining all of Junie B.’s fun. So, when Junie B. draws May’s name for Secret Santa, she comes up with the perfect plan to teach her nemesis a lesson! But will the Christmas spirit of peace and goodwill interfere before she can give you-know-who what she deserves? A hilarious and endearing tale based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park. Tickets on sale now!

(* denotes Providence Players debut)

Junie B. – Ariana MacLeod
May – Nora Rice
Mr. Scary – Ric Andersen*
Sheldon/Grandpa Miller – Joe Neff
Herb – Will MacLeod
Lucille – Han Nguyen
Phillip Jonny Bob – Annie Bracken*
Rosa/Mr. Toot/Elf Ellen – Jaclyn Robertson


A Washington State native, Sarah Baczewski is a recent transplant (via Los Angeles, CA) to the Washington, DC area.  Providence Players’ Virtual Pop-Up Boredom, Wine and Fear was her local directorial debut, and she followed it up directing the radio drama The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg for The Arlington Players.  She has appeared in Greenbelt Arts Center’s Old Time Radio Series (The Burning Court and Mystery in the Air: The Mask of Medusa) and is a member of The Arlington Player’s Season Planning Committee.  She fell in love with community theatre at age 12 and majored in theatre at Whitman College.  Following a 12+ year career in the entertainment industry, she shifted to the nonprofit space three years ago and currently works in fund development for a nonprofit focused on D.C. justice reform.