Junie B Jones The Musical JR AUDITIONS
Performances August 12-28, 2022
Meribeth Reeves: Director
Cydney Trent: Choreographer
Elise Kurbat: Music Director
Courtney Stevens: Stage Manager
TheaterWorks- 10580 N 83rd Drive Phoenix, AZ 85345
Saturday, June 4 10am-2pm and Sunday, June 5 10am-2pm.
Auditions are open to Youth Actors ages 8-17
Please prepare 16 bars or 1 minute of a musical theater song that best highlights your singing voice. No a cappela singing
- A piano accompanist will be available if you need.
- If using a track bring your backing track preloaded to your phone/device.
- A speaker, etc will be available for digital accompaniment.
Callbacks will be held on June 11th from 1pm-6pm. TBD June 12th 7pm-9pm
NOTE: If cast there is a $150 tuition fee. There is no fee to audition. Scholarships are available. No student will be denied a role or the opportunity to participate based on their ability to pay a tuition fee. It is possible for students to be cast in both Junie B. Jones and Matilda. There are no rehearsal/performance conflicts.
An audition form and draft rehearsal calendar are attached. Please make sure all known conflicts are listed in relation to the calendar. Bring your audition form with you to your appointment. Do not email audition forms, headshots, etc ahead of time. If you need a special accommodation or have a conflict with the audition please reach out to Ashley Gennaro. Please email Ashley Gennaro with any audition questions at: [email protected].
To create a safe environment for our patrons and our production team and cast, we have implemented comprehensive health and cleanliness protocols consistent with government recommendations.TheaterWorks will continue to follow guidelines recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to ensure the safety of our casts. If those guidelines change, TW reserves the right to adjust the requirements for actors while rehearsing or performing in our theatres.
Please email Ashley Gennaro with any questions at [email protected].
Junie B. Jones The Musical JR. – a delightful adaptation of four of Barbara Park's best-selling books, brought to life in a delightful adaptation created specifically foryoung performers.
Join Junie B. on her first day of first grade, where many changes are in store: Junie's best friend Lucille has found new best friends - and Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. While in Mr. Scary's class, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard - and she may need glasses. Add in a friendly cafeteria lady, an intense kickball tournament and a "Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal," and first grade has never been more exciting.
Junie B. Jones- is a spunky, intelligent girl who is starting the first grade as our show begins. Determined and a bit impulsive, Junie B. finds herself at the center of many classroom antics. This role requires an actor with a strong singing voice and excellent comedic timing.
Daddy- is Junie B.’s encouraging father who always looks on the bright side. Needs an actor who can comfortably portray an adult figure in a world full of young school kids. Daddy sings a song with Junie B. and Mother, we will need a performer with a nice voice who can portray Daddy’s kind heart.
Mother- is Junie B.’s no-nonsense mom. She can be tough on Junie B., but it is all out of love. As with Daddy, we need a performer who can play a more mature person. Mother is a perfect role for someone with a good voice who can portray a supportive parent.
Lucille- is Junie B.’s former best friend who has moved on to new friendships. Poised, put together, and probably a bit spoiled, Lucille controls and plans everything she does – quite the opposite of Junie B.’s bold impulsiveness.
Camille and Chenille-Lucille’s new best friends, Camille and Chenille are twins. Just like Lucille, they are well dressed and very composed. These two roles are great for performers with bright energy who are also good singers. The actors playing Camille and Chenille don’t have to look exactly alike.
Grace- is another one of Junie B.’s former best friends. She is not as calculated as Lucille, she has simply made new friends apart from Junie B. This is a perfect role for a young performer who can portray a kind and laid-back character and has a good voice.
Mr. Woo- is the supervisor on the school bus. This featured role is great for an actor with a commanding speaking voice as he is in charge of corralling the Kids on Bus.
Bobbi Jean Piper- is Grace’s new friend. Bobbi Jean happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and unintentionally ends up on Junie B.’s bad side.
Herb- is Junie B.’s new best friend. An endlessly kind and charming little boy, Herb easily balances out Junie B.’s more demanding side. Looking for a performer who has great chemistry with Junie B. Herb should be a very likeable actor.
May- is the teacher’s pet. Eager to prove her brilliance, May does not prioritize making friends with any of her classmates, and they do not mind. Looking for a performer who can tap into the humor and confidence of this vibrant role.
Lennie and José- are classmates and friends of Junie B. and Herb. These two roles are good features for actors with good energy and nice voices.
Mr. Scary- is the Room One teacher. Unlike his name suggests, Mr. Scary is a supportive and encouraging teacher. This is a perfect role to showcase a mature and energetic actor.
Sheldon- is definitely not the most popular kid in class. Plagued by a myriad of allergies and a general clumsiness, Sheldon’s good intentions often end in disaster. We need an actor who can bring out the nerdy charm in this endearing role.
Shirley- is a featured soloist in a few of the School Kids’ songs.
Mrs. Gutzman- is the sweet old lunch lady, revered by all of the School Kids. Looking to cast a mature performer who can capture her warm, grandmotherly nature. Mrs. Gutzman does not have to sing, so this is a great opportunity for a strong actor.
The Ensemble- consists of Tickle the dog, the School Kids, Lunch Student 1, Kids on Bus, Student 1, Student 2, Student 3, Student 4, Student 5, Lunch Server and Cheerleaders. These are great roles for anyone who wants to be involved in the production!
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