Community Players of Naperville is thrilled to present Drewe and Stiles’ musical Just So, inspired by the stories of Rudyard Kipling. This family-friendly musical follows a young Elephant Child (Allison Roach) on her way to save her family from the floods caused by the enormous Crab (Ken Cox). Along the way, the Leopard (Eddie Green) gets his spots, the Kangaroo (Stormie Kelley) gets her bounce, and the Rhino (Dave Hollander) gets baggy skin, as well as other animals finding their individuality—becoming Just So! The cast also includes Mary Elliott as the Eldest Magician and Sarah Hollander as the Kolokolo Bird. The show is directed by Amy Hollander, assisted by Debbie Craig, with musical direction by Kyle Markwell.

There will be five performances of Just So:

  • Friday, April 20, 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, April 21, 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, April 22, 2:00 pm (matinee)
  • Friday, April 27, 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, April 28, 7:30 pm

Tickets for performances of Just So are $10 for students, $15 for adults, and $50 for a family. Tickets can be requested online at Community Players Naperville or by calling (630) 340-4735. Payment can only be made by cash or a check made out to “Community Players.” Requested tickets will be held at Will Call.

Before both Saturday night performances, the CUMC youth will be hosting a dinner—cost is simply a free will donation to the CUMC Youth Program. For questions and to reserve space at the dinner, please contact CUMC Youth Director Nick Nicholas.