A delightful adaptation of four of Barbara Park's best-selling books, brought to life.  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!

Video Submissions: In person auditions are strongly encouraged for the benefit of both you and our directing teams, however, we understand families sometimes have conflicts with our audition dates. If you would like to submit a video audition you may film a video of your student singing 60 seconds or less of a song of their choice and, if applicable, them dancing 60 seconds or less of a choreographed routine. The audition video should be emailed to the production coordinator for the specific show in which you are auditioning no later than the day of the audition by 12:00 noon. 

Dates / Times:

  • Thursday, Feb 21st @ 7:00pm
  • Friday, Feb 22nd @ 10:00am  
  • Friday, Feb 22nd @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 23rd @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 23rd @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Feb 24th @ 2:00pm
  • School Days Performance

Ticket Prices:

* Prices may vary by performance.

Bell Cultural Events Center MidAmerica Nazarene University :

2030 E. College Way
Olathe, KS 66062-1899

Show Notes:

See the Cast List HERE!

Friday, November 16
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday, November 17
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Audition/Callback Location:
9138 Caenen Lake Rd
Lenexa, KS 66215

Artistic Team:
Director: Bethany Grell
Assistant Director/Stage Manager: Cynthia Urschel-Liggett
Music Director: Nancy Chipchase
Choreographer: Liz Watkins

West Production Coordinator:
Wendy Poling

Character Breakdown:
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. Juggling a plus!!

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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. 

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

Another first grader. 

Mr. Scary
Junie B.'s first grade teacher, a warm man, despite his name. 

Junie B.'s mom. Exasperated, but understanding. Juggling a plus!

Junie B.'s dad. Encouraging and knows how to juggle. Juggling a plus!

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

Classmates, Teachers, Parents make up the ensemble with opportunities for several musical numbers.

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