Upcoming Auditions

Announcing Auditions for…

Junie B. Jones, The Musical
Book & Lyrics by Marcy Heisler

Music by Zina Goldrich

Auditions for young actors (ages 8 – 17) will be held Monday, July 10th beginning at 5:00pm.
Callbacks for young actors (ages 8-17) will be held Tuesday, July 11th beginning at 5:00pm.

All auditions will be held at LSU’s Music and Dramatic Arts Building in Room 135.

Rehearsals for Junie B. Jones, The Musical will be held Monday through Friday, July 17th – August 23rd from 5pm – 8pm each evening.

For auditions, actors are asked to prepare 32 bars (measures) of a Broadway standard musical, as well as a 60 second contemporary monologue, preferably comedic.

*Please bring sheet music to your audition – an accompanist will be provided.*

To secure an audition time, please email michael@playmakersbr.org.
In the email, please include your child’s name and age.

For more information on the do’s and don’ts of auditioning, visit our “About Auditioning” page by clicking here.


Junie B. Jones, The Musical

Directed by Kendall Krebsbach
Musical Direction by Lisa Smith

August 25th – September 3rd, 2017

Performances at The Reilly Theatre on LSU’s Campus

Created by Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich, the team that brought you Dear Edwina, comes Junie B. Jones, The Musical – a delightful adaptation of four of Barbara Park’s best-selling books, brought to life in a genuinely comical musical.

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.


Character Breakdown

**Playmakers is interested in collaborating with actors 8 years of age and older  – of all races, ethnicities, and gender identities. All casting is flexible and is at Playmakers’ discretion.**

Junie B. Jones
A quirky, energetic first grader with comedic flair. Loves having adventures and writing about them in her journal. Gets upset when things don’t go her way. Wildly precocious, yet completely endearing.
Gender: Female

Lucille
Junie B.’s former best friend, also in first grade. The ultimate child diva. Rich girl, well-dressed. In Mr. Scary’s class with Junie B. Enthusiastic.
Gender: Female

Herb
Junie B.’s new best friend. A cute boy, slightly shy. Endearing and charming.
Gender: Male

May
Another first grader in Mr. Scary’s class with Junie B. Bossy, know-it-all. Junie’s nemesis.
Gender: Female

Sheldon
Another first grader in Mr. Scary’s class with Junie B. Nerdy, lactose intolerant, and gets a bit of stage fright. Excited about playing music.
Gender: Male

Camille
Lucille’s new best friend and Chenille’s twin sister. A follower.
Gender: Female

Chenille
Lucille’s other new best friend and Camille’s twin sister. Coordinated and cute.
Gender: Female

Grace
Junie B.’s other former best friend. She rides the bus with Junie B. and is now best friends with Bobbi Jean Piper.
Gender: Female

Bobbi Jean Piper
Grace’s new best friend.
Gender: Female

Jose
Another first grader in Mr. Scary’s class. Speaks both Spanish and English.
Gender: Male

Lennie
Another first grader.
Gender: Male

Mr. Scary
Junie B.’s first grade teacher, a warm man, despite his name.
Gender: Male

Mother
Junie B.’s mom. Exasperated, but understanding.
Gender: Female

Daddy
Junie B.’s dad. Encouraging and knows how to juggle.
Gender: Male

Mrs. Gutzman
The kids’ favorite lunch lady at Junie B.’s elementary school, also known as “Gladys Gutzman, Queen of Snacks.”
Gender: Female

Classmates
First graders who go to school with Junie B.