FEBRUARY 14 - 23, 2020

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.

Directed & Choreographed by Whitney Branan

Vocal Directed by Brittany Navarro


WHEN: Saturday, October 12 at 9:00 AM. No appointment necessary. An Audition Workshop will be held on Friday, October 11. Click here for details.

WHERE: Tanger Outlet Mall. 5205 Airways Blvd, Suite 310. Southaven, MS, 38671

WHO: Kids ages Kindergarten - 16. Casting all roles in Junie B. Jones, JR.

WHAT TO EXPECT: Prepare a 32 bar cut from a song in the show. Accompaniment tracks without vocals will be provided.

WHAT TO BRING: Please bring an 8x10 headshot and resume stapled. If you do not have an 8x10 headshot, please bring a recent photo. 

If cast in this production, all cast members are required to pay a $50 Participation Fee.


Rehearsals begin January 6. Please see a tentative rehearsal schedule below. Call 662-280-6546 for more information about the show. ​

Character Breakdown:​

Junie B. Jones: 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. Must have a strong singing voice and excellent comedic timing.

Daddy: Junie B.’s encouraging father who always looks on the bright side. Must be able to comfortably portray an adult figure in a world full of young school kids.

Mother: Junie B.’s no-nonsense mom. She can be tough on Junie B., but it is all out of love.

Lucille: 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.

Grace: 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.

Mr. Woo: The supervisor on the school bus. Must have a commanding speaking voice as he is in charge of corralling the Kids on Bus.

Bobbi Jean Piper: 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: Junie B.’s new best friend. An endlessly kind and charming little boy, Herb easily balances out Junie B.’s more demanding side.

May: 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.

Lennie and José: Classmates and friends of Junie B. and Herb.

Mr. Scary: The Room One teacher. Unlike his name suggests, Mr. Scary is a supportive and encouraging teacher.

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.

Shirley: Featured soloist in a few of the School Kids’ songs.

Mrs. Gutzman: The sweet old lunch lady, revered by all of the School Kids. Must be able to capture her warm, grandmotherly nature.