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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 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


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,  and Ensemble

Beeswax Cookie

Junie B, Herb, Lennie, and Ensemble

Kickball Tournament


Sheldon Potts’ Halftime Show


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. 

Top Secret PersonalGuide Track
00:00 / 00:55
Top Secret PersonalACC Track
00:00 / 00:55
Gladys GutzmanGuide Track
00:00 / 00:52
Gladys GutzmanACC Track
00:00 / 00:52
Sheldon PottsGuide Track
00:00 / 00:33
Sheldon PottsACC Track
00:00 / 00:33
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