It’s ‘Just So!’ for one more weekend |

It’s ‘Just So!’ for one more weekend

Nevada Appeal Staff Report
Cathleen Allison/Nevada Appeal

The BAC Stage Kids continues its production of “Just So!,” based on the immortal stories of Rudyard Kipling.

“Just So!” will run at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the Performance Hall at the Brewery Arts Center, 511 W. King Street.

The cast is comprised entirely of young people ages 6-16 who are cast in such roles as The Elephant’s Child, The Kolokolo Bird, Pau Amma The Crab, and many more.

“I am incredibly proud and continually amazed by this great group of kids,” said Andie Anderson, head of the BAC Stage Kids program theater program and director of “Just So!” “Not only is ‘Just So!’ a heartwarming story with incredible songs and characters, but it is a story of hope and perseverance in difficult times. It encourages us to keep learning and growing, asking questions, and teaches us what it really means to grow up.”

The musical starts at the time of the very beginnings, when the Eldest Magician has created a world and filled it with animals. All of the animals look the same and the Magician tells them to go out into the world and find their own characters.

Leading the cast and crew of more than 40 local children are Taylor Barth, 15, as The Eldest Magician and Summer Barth, 11, and Natasha Franzen, 11, as The Elephant’s Child.

“Just So!” also features a live band and a talented cast of singers, dancers and actors on a journey through darkest Africa to the Limpopo River.

Tickets are $9 general and $6 for students, seniors and BAC members and can be purchased from the BAC Main Office or at

For information, call the Brewery Arts Center at 775-883-1976.