The second you walk into the North Scott auditorium, you are hit by colorful block letters, playfully spelling out Junie’s name. Bracing you for the first lively number that will hit the stage.
Junie B Jones, played by Freshman Katie Wilcox, takes you through her daily adventures through the eyes of an energetic first grader. To open up, Junie B gets her journal (naming it Top Secret Personal Beeswax), and from there on you relive her three biggest moments in 1st grade; which include: Junie B getting her glasses, becoming Boss of Lunch, and the thrilling Kickball Tournament. However, everything written in Junie’s journal would not come to life on stage without the wacky characters involved.
Some of those characters include: Bossy Head Mae, played by senior Melissa Maylum, who is smartest in Room 1 and always out to get Junie B Jones. Sheldon Potts, played by junior Cole Duncalf, who is the nerd of Room 1 with multiple allergies and unusual skills. Herb, played by senior Lee Meier, who is new to the school and Junie B’s bestest friend.
There are many more fun and lovable characters within the show, but these characters not only make for a fun time on stage but also introduce quirky songs. Songs ranging from classic rock and roll to gospel music, there is something for everyone.
Show Dates are April 22nd at 7pm, April 23rd at 2pm and 7pm, and April 24th at 2pm. Tickets are priced at $10 for adults, $8 for students, and $6 for children.
For those who want to bring the whole family along, you can call for reserved seats and/or block seating (10+ tickets) at 563-285-8181.
But this fun loving show isn’t the only thing you can enjoy! Much like we did for the last show, Alice in Wonderland, there will be an opportunity to “Get on the Bus with Junie B!” Fun filled activities and treats for the kids, located in the NSHS Cafeteria.
There’s a large variety of genres and scenarios played out in this fun loving musical and one of the unique things about Junie B Jones, is it is almost entirely run by students: Make up, costuming, vocals, etc. This children’s musical with student director Liz Ferry and student vocal director Haylee Ernst, showcases musical talent by many newcomers to theatre.
This show is a fun time for all ages, and has something for everybody. Come support the North Scott Fine Arts for the last show of the 2015-2016 season!