Junie B. Jones and the Nutcracker take the stage starting this Friday, Nov. 16 at the Dallas Children’s Theater.

“Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells,” based on Barbara Park’s book series, stars the sassy first grader Junie B. and her classmates. The play runs through Dec. 22 in the Baker Theater. The DCT’s provided this neat activity and study guide for parents and educators.

This version of “The Nutcracker” is unlike most: the entire performance is done with puppets. The show runs through Dec. 23 in the intimate Studio Theater. This production also has its own activity and study guide.

Tickets for both productions cost $14-$40 and can be purchased online or by calling the box office at 214.740.0051.