Houston children's theater to perform in Victoria

Ismael Perez By Ismael Perez

Oct. 11, 2017 at 10:30 p.m.
Updated Oct. 11, 2017 at 9 p.m.

Adults will perform theatre for kids on a Victoria stage.

The Main Street Theater Houston will present "Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook" on Oct. 26 and 27 at the Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts.

The Main Street Theatre Houston has been a children's theater since the 1970s.

Michael Teer, executive director of Theatre Victoria, said it's the theater's first time in Victoria.

"A lot of kids will know this book because they read it at home," he said. "And she grows with them as they go through first and second grade."

The play is based on the book series by Barbara Park.

The story follows Junie B. at school where something terrible has happened to her - her furry mittens were stolen.

When she finds a wonderful pen, she wonders whether she is allowed to keep it.

So the question is then presented: Junie B. Jones is not a crook, or is she?

Teer said the performance is the first of the Family Series.

The Family Series was developed for parents to introduce their children to live theater and arts in a setting that is safe for kids to enjoy.

"It's a wonderful introduction for kids and the whole reason behind it is to help us get audiences for the future," Teer said.


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