For Immediate Release
The Arts Council
Contact: Sharron Rudowski
205-758-5195, x4


(Tuscaloosa) The Arts Council will present two performances of the musical Skippyjon Jones on Friday, March 23, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the Bama Theatre.  The final show in the 2011 – 2012 Bama Fanfare educational series, the performances are appropriate for grades K through 3 and will last approximately one hour. 

Admission is $5 per ticket.  To reserve tickets for their classroom to attend, teachers should contact Sharron Rudowski, Director of Educational Programs, at 205-758-5195, x4 or at  Parents of homeschooled students can also reserve tickets.

The Bama Theatre is located at 600 Greensboro Avenue in downtown Tuscaloosa.  For more information about The Arts Council or Bama Theatre, patrons should LIKE the Facebook page “The Arts Council – Bama Theatre – Cultural Arts Center” and follow tuscarts on Twitter.  Call 205-758-5195 or visit for further information.

Skippyjon Jones is a little kitten with big ears and even bigger dreams!  Sometimes he pretends to be a bird, sometimes he pretends to be a llama, and sometimes he pretends to be a whale… Anything but a Siamese cat!  His Mama sends him to his room so that he can think about behaving like the cat he really is. While bouncing on his big boy bed, Skippyjon’s wild imagination takes over again as he catches his reflection in a mirror. “Holy guacamole,” Skippyjon exclaims. “My ears are too big for my head, my head is too big for my body. I am not a Siamese cat – I am a Chihuahua!”  And not just any Chihuahua.  He dons a mask, a cape, and an accent, and transforms into Skippito Friskito, the greatest canine sword fighter in old Mexico!  But when the local pack of Chihuahuas is terrorized by the gigantic bee, Alfredo Buzzito El Blimpo Bublebeeto Bandito, will Skippyjon be a fraidy-cat or the top dog?  Based on the book by Judy Schachner, and from the creators of Theatreworks USA’s Junie B. Jones and Click, Clack, Moo, Skippyjon Jones is an enchanting musical about unleashing your powerful imagination and following your dreams.  Curriculum connections include literature, language, music, multi-cultural and relationships/family.