UPCOMING AUDITIONS

Director/Choreographer: Whitney Branan

Vocal Director: Brittany Navarro

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!

AUDITION NOTICE

WHEN: Saturday, October 12 at 10:00 am. No appointment necessary. Registration begins at 9:30 am. Callbacks will be held on Sunday, October 13, by invitation only. There will be an audition workshop on Friday, October 11. Click here for details.

 

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

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


WHAT TO PREPARE: Please prepare 30-60 seconds of a song from the show. We will provide instrumental tracks for accompaniment. 

WHAT TO BRING: Please bring an 8x10 headshot and resume stapled. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes for dancing. No sandals or flip flops. If you do not have a headshot, please bring a current photo.


Rehearsals begin January 2020. Please see a tentative rehearsal schedule below. If cast in this production, a Participation Fee of $50 is required. 


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. Actor must be able to balance Junie B.'s charm and precociousness so the audience cheers for her right from the start.

Daddy: Junie B.’s encouraging father who always looks on the bright side. 

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: 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.

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: He 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. Sheldon has a nerdy charm.

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.

Ensemble: Consists of Tickle the dog, the School Kids, and Cheerleaders.