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Junie B. Jones, JR is a delightful adaptation of Barbara Park's best-selling book series!

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.


Junie B. Jones, JR will feature performers ages 6-18!


Video Submissions due Sun, Feb 12

Callbacks (by appointment) on Sun, Feb 26



Beginning the week of March 13 : 

Mon. and Wed from 5:30-8:30,
Sun. from 10:00-12:30


Tech Rehearsals

Sun, April 30 - Wed, May 3 (Timing TBD)


All rehearsals/performances will be held at JCC Metrowest (760 Northfield Ave, West Orange)


Thursday, May 4

Saturday, May 6

Sunday, May 7

***Additional performances may be added during the school day for school groups. Performers will be expected to miss NO MORE than two days of school (likely less)


Participation Fee

There will be a participation fee of $595*  for this production.

*We will never turn away an interested performer for financial reasons. Please reach out to us about scholarship opportunities and/or payment plans if the fee is an obstacle and we will work with you to find a solution.



All roles are open to performers of all backgrounds and identities unless specifically stated. We aim to cultivate a diverse and inclusive community both onstage and off.

Students/Youth Roles 

Junie B. Jones




Bobbi Jean Piper








Featured Soloists


Teen Roles

Mr. Scary



Mrs. Gutzman/Bus Driver



Top Secret Personal Beeswax – Junie B, Daddy, Mother, and Ensemble

Lucille, Camille, Chenille – Lucille, Camille, Chenille, and Ensemble

You Can Be My Friend – Junie B, Herb, and Ensemble

Time to Make a Drawing – Jose, Herb, May, Junie B., Mr. Scary, and Ensemble

You Need Glasses – Ensemble

Show and Tell – Featured Soloists and Ensemble

Lunch Box – Junie B, Mother, Daddy, Featured Soloists and Ensemble

Gladys Gutzman – Shirley, Sheldon, Grace, Jose, Bobbi Jean, Mrs. Gutzman, and Ensemble

Beeswax Cookie – Junie B, Herb, Lennie, and Ensemble

Kickball Tournament – Ensemble

Sheldon Potts’ Halftime Show – Sheldon

When Life Gives You Lemons – Daddy, Mother, Junie B

Kickball Tournament (Reprise) – Lucille, Camille, Chenille, and Ensemble

Writing Down the Story of My Life – Junie B, Shirley, Lucille, Sheldon, May, Herb, Jose, Featured Soloists, and Ensemble


Please take a listen to the songs below and choose whichever song you feel best about recording! We will also accept a song other than one of the choices below, as long as it is sung to an accompaniment track and gives us a sense of who you are.

Recording Instructions: 


  1. Please hold or set up your camera long ways and make sure we can see you from the waist up. 

  2. A plain, neutral background is preferred if possible. We want all our focus to be on YOU!

  3. Please introduce yourself by sharing your name, age, and song selection at the top of your video.

  4. Sing along to the accompaniment tracks of one of the songs provided below OR another song of your choosing.

  5. Once you have a video you are happy with, you can upload to Youtube and make sure the privacy settings are on “unlisted” and then you can share the link to our audition form. 

Perfect/Not – Guide Track
00:00 / 00:43
Perfect/Not – Audition Cut
00:00 / 00:42
Run My Race - Guide Track
00:00 / 00:55
Run My Race - Audition Track
00:00 / 00:52
That's...Score – Guide Track
00:00 / 00:41
That's...Score – Audition Cut
00:00 / 00:39
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