JUNIE B. JONES THE MUSICAL
Book and Lyrics by Marcy Heisler
Music by Zina Goodrich
Based on the book series by Barbara Park
Director – Jessie Davis
Musical Director – Michael Benitez
Stage Manager – Drew Kenyon
CASTING ADULTS AND CHILDREN IN GRADES 1-8!
Thursday, August 24 at 6:00pm
at The Market Theatre Company
Located at the Anderson Arts Center
110 W. Federal Street, Anderson, SC 29625
Please arrive at the start of auditions at 6pm. Actors will be seen in the order they arrive.
Actors may also be asked to attend callbacks on Saturday 8/26 at 10am.
October 13 to 29
Performances will be Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 as well as Sunday afternoons at 3:00pm.
Rehearsals will generally be Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings 5:30-7:30pm.
Some additional rehearsals may be added. Tentative schedule will be provided at auditions. Everyone will not be needed at every rehearsal.
Can't make it to auditions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an alternate audition time.
Parents, please plan to accompany your child to auditions to fill out audition forms and provide contact information.
Please be prepared to provide your child's scheduling conflicts and availability - bring your planner and other extra-curricular schedules to be sure that all schedule details are provided. Conflicts cannot be added after casting.
The first rehearsal and mandatory cast/parent meeting will be Monday, August 28 at 5:30pm.
Children grades 1-8 who are cast in this production will be charged a $35 production fee which will help cover the cost of production related expenses such as costumes and props. Each child will receive a t-shirt and 2 complimentary tickets to the show as part of this fee. Fee will be due at the first rehearsal. Scholarships are available for those who are cast but are unable to provide the production fee – please contact us prior to auditioning for more information about scholarships!
Please prepare to sing 30-60 seconds of a musical theatre song. There will NOT be a pianist, so please bring an accompaniment track on CD, USB, or device (no vocals on backing tracks); a cappella singing is allowed, but discouraged for those who wish to be considered for lead singing roles. Singing a song from the show is allowed (not required).
Be prepared to list your availability and any scheduling conflicts on the audition form. Conflicts may not be added after casting.
Headshots and resumes are welcome but not required.
ROLES FOR GRADES 1-8
Junie B. Jones: A quirky, energetic first grader with comedic flair. 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: 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: Junie B.'s new best friend. A cute boy, slightly shy. Endearing and charming.
May: Another first grader in Mr. Scary's class with Junie B. Bossy, know-it-all. Junie's nemesis.
Sheldon: 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: Lucille's new best friend and Chenille's twin sister. A follower. Can be double cast with SHELDON and LENNIE.
Chenille: Lucille's other new best friend and Camille's twin sister. Coordinated and cute.
Grace: Junie B.'s other former best friend. She rides the bus with Junie B. and is now best friends with Bobbi Jean Piper.
Bobbi Jean Piper: Grace's new best friend.
Jose: Another first grader in Mr. Scary's class. Speaks both Spanish and English.
Lennie: Another first grader.
Ensemble/Other First Graders
Mr. Scary: Junie B.'s first grade teacher, a warm man, despite his name. May be double cast with Daddy.
Daddy: Junie B.'s dad. Encouraging and knows how to juggle. May be double cast with Mr. Scary.
Mother: Junie B.'s mom. Exasperated, but understanding. May be double cast with Mrs. Guzman.
Mrs. Gutzman: The kids' favorite lunch lady at Junie B.'s elementary school, also known as "Gladys Gutzman, Queen of Snacks." May be double cast with Mother.
ABOUT THE SHOW:
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. Featuring a tremendously loveable character and fun-filled songs, this delightful adaptation of four of Barbara Park's best-selling books will capture hearts just as the books captivated an entire generation of students.