MASK Theater puts on ‘Jingle Bells Jury’

Submitted Photo MASK Theater is placed in the newly built STEAM building. Here they are able to continue providing classes and acting opportunities to children of all ages in Minot and the surrounding communities.

Everyone has a story to tell and as the holiday season comes near, the jury is in at the Candy Cane Courthouse to tell a story of Christmas spirit.

“Jingle Bells Jury” follows the character of Jane Dandy who is facing the court to defend her negative opinion on Christmas spirit. The big question though is why is Jane so against the Christmas spirit?

It is up to the Toy Maker to learn the secret. At the same time, an arrangement of Christmas themed characters will take to the court to try to prove her wrong.

From reindeer in training to wise men to holiday shoppers and more, the play is a delightfully entertaining, offering a new story for the holiday season.

Make a Scene Kids Theater will perform “Jingle Bells Jury” today and Saturday at 7 p.m. and again on Sunday at 2 p.m. at its theater located at 1915 10th Street SW.

When asked why the play was chosen, Ali Auch said, “It is a great story about sharing the spirit of Christmas with someone who has lost it.”

MASK Theater works to provide acting opportunities to kids in Minot and the surrounding communities. They put on a variety of plays throughout the year for the community to enjoy while supporting the arts.

“The kids are excited as the play has small parts of audience participation,” Auch said. “They get to go out into the audience and at times ask the audience to chant or sing along.”

The play costs $5 per person and children ages two and younger are free. Tickets are on sale now at

While at the site, Auch recommends looking at the various winter classes available as registration is opened. MASK Theater will be offering classes on improv, musical theater, theatrical movement, tale telling and more.