Description:

Created by Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich, the team that brought you Dear Edwina, comes Junie B. Jones, The Musical – a delightful adaptation of four of Barbara Park's best-selling books, brought to life in a genuinely comical (and not strictly-for-kids) musical developed by TheatreworksUSA. Awaken a young person's desire to read with the sassy little diva, Junie B. Jones, and her adventures in first grade.

It's Junie B.'s first day of first grade, and a lot of things have changed for her: Junie's friend, Lucille, doesn't want to be her best pal anymore and, on the bus, Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. Also, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard and her teacher, Mr. Scary, thinks she may need glasses. Throw in a friendly cafeteria lady, a kickball tournament and a "Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal," and first grade has never been more exciting.

Director: Michele Thrasher
Choreographer: Elise Dolan
Musical Director: Mariana Pogosyan
Asst. Director: David Thrasher
Stage Manager: Pam Sanza
Set Designer: Ben Jordan 
Costume Designer: Molly Akin

CLICK HERE for the Production Reference Manual.

Dates / Times:

  • Friday, Feb 21st @ 10:00am  
  • Friday, Feb 21st @ 12:30pm  
  • Friday, Feb 21st @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 22nd @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 22nd @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Feb 23rd @ 2:00pm
  • School Days Performance
Tickets go on sale Monday January 6, 2020 at 12:00am

Ticket Prices:


MCL Grand:

100 N Charles Street, Lewisville, TX 75057


Show Notes:

Congratulations on your callback!
Callbacks will be held on the second floor of Lamb of God Lutheran Church. Enter through the main entrance.  

Callback Schedule
9:15 am - Dance Callback 
10:00 am - All acting/singing callbacks
*Performers will be sent home between arrival and 2:00 pm. Please be prepared to pick up if you are dropping students off. If you only have a dance callback, you will be finished at 10:00 am.
*There is no lunch break during callbacks. Please bring a lunch and/or pack a snack. 

 
The callback reading will be a COLD READING. You will have time to review at callbacks, however, we will not be providing the material ahead of time. Please study your callback characters and be prepared to embody the role. You can also find all of the music for this show on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, and other sources. Study and be prepared :)  

Songs to Prepare: 
  • Junie B: Top Secret Personal Beeswax
  • Lucille, Camille, Chenille: Kickball Tournament
  • Herb: You Can Be My Friend
  • Sheldon: Sheldon Pott’s Halftime Show
  • Daddy: When Life Gives You Lemons
  • Mother: When Life Gives You Lemons
Dancers: Please bring water & jazz shoes, if you have them, and appropriate clothes to move in. Be sure to learn the dances...we will review, however, we will not be teaching the dance.
 
Callback Dance Demo - CLICK HERE
Callback Dance Instruction - CLICK HERE


Characters:

Junie B. Jones

  • Faith Betts
A quirky, energetic first-grader with comedic flair. She loves having adventures and writing about them in her journal. Gets upset when things don't go her way. Wildly precocious, yet completely endearing.

Lucille

  • Faith Rachaner
Junie B.'s former best friend, also in first grade. The ultimate child diva. Rich girl, well-dressed. In Mr. Scary's class with Junie B. Enthusiastic.

Herb

  • Aidan Gesch
Junie B.'s new best friend. A cute boy, slightly shy. Endearing and charming.

May

  • Abigail Dolan
Another first grader in Mr. Scary's class with Junie B. Bossy, know-it-all. Junie's nemesis.

Sheldon

  • Josh Mahoney
Another first grader in Mr. Scary's class with Junie B. Nerdy, lactose intolerant, and gets a bit of stage fright. Excited about playing music.

Camille

  • Lydia Gesch
Lucille's new best friend and Chenille's twin sister. A follower.

Chenille

  • Grace Betts
Lucille's other new best friend and Camille's twin sister. Coordinated and cute.

Grayson (Grace)

  • Casen Jordan
Junie B.'s other former best friend. He rides the bus with Junie B. and is now best friends with Bobbi Jean Piper.

Bobbi Jean Piper

  • Genevieve Le Leux
Grace's new best friend.

Josie (Jose)

  • Elana Ebensberger
Another first grader in Mr. Scary's class. Speaks both Spanish and English.

Lily (Lennie)

  • Ainsley Morrison
Another first grader.

Mrs. Scary

  • Ashley Tone
Junie B.'s first-grade teacher, a warm woman, despite her name.

Mother

  • Michaela Logan
Junie B.'s mom. Exasperated, but understanding.

Daddy

  • Andrew Buchanan
Junie B.'s dad. Encouraging and knows how to juggle.

Mrs. Gutzman

  • Zhae Stoller
The kids' favorite lunch lady at Junie B.'s elementary school, also known as "Gladys Gutzman, Queen of Snacks."

Dance Callback

Ms. Woo

  • Alexa Blasingame
Bus driver

Core Class Ensemble

  • Abigail Dolan
  • Aidan Gesch
  • Ainsley Morrison
  • Ashley Tone
  • Elana Ebensberger
  • Emma Rogers
  • Faith Betts
  • Faith Rachaner
  • Genevieve Le Leux
  • Genevieve Le Leux
  • Grace Betts
  • Josh Mahoney
  • Lydia Gesch
  • Yleana Stanphill

Shoo B Dancers

  • Alexa Blasingame
  • Atlee Stakes
  • Audrey Wilson
  • Ava Pfeil
  • Claudia Smith
  • Kahlie Gaske-Dominguez
  • LOGAN SMITH
  • Rylee Reisinger

Bus Riders

  • Abbie Lansdell
  • Aidan Gesch
  • Avery Goodwin
  • Casen Jordan
  • Catherine Smith
  • Faith Betts
  • Genevieve Le Leux
  • Harlee Faigle
  • Lauren Sciandra
  • Leo Hatem
  • Nicole Hamm
  • Payton Williams
  • Riley Owen

Junie's Toys

  • Atlee Stakes
  • Audrey Wilson
  • LOGAN SMITH
Featured in "Top Secret Personal Beeswax"

Ensemble

  • Abbie Lansdell
  • Abigail Dolan
  • Aidan Gesch
  • Ainsley Morrison
  • Alexa Blasingame
  • Atlee Stakes
  • Audrey Wilson
  • Ava Pfeil
  • Avery Goodwin
  • Casen Jordan
  • Catherine Smith
  • Claudia Smith
  • Elana Ebensberger
  • Emma Rogers
  • Faith Rachaner
  • Genevieve Le Leux
  • Grace Betts
  • Harlee Faigle
  • Josh Mahoney
  • Kahlie Gaske-Dominguez
  • Lauren Sciandra
  • Leo Hatem
  • LOGAN SMITH
  • Lydia Gesch
  • Michaela Logan
  • Nicole Hamm
  • Payton Williams
  • Riley Owen
  • Rylee Reisinger
  • William Savage
  • Yleana Stanphill

Optometrist

  • William Savage
Featured in "You Need Glasses"

Cheerleaders

  • Alexa Blasingame
  • Atlee Stakes
  • Audrey Wilson
  • Faith Rachaner
  • Grace Betts
  • Kahlie Gaske-Dominguez
  • LOGAN SMITH
  • Lydia Gesch
  • Rylee Reisinger