Junie B. Jones follows 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. Featuring tremendously loveable characters and fun-filled songs, Junie B. Jones will capture your audience members' hearts just as the books captivated an entire generation of students. 

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 (and not strictly-for-kids) musical developed by TheatreworksUSA. Awaken a young person's desire to read with the sassy little diva, Junie B. Jones, and her adventures in first grade.

Director: Thais Doyle
Music Director: Jeanette Hall

Choreographer: Naomi Hogan
Stage Manager: Henry Flores

Dates / Times:

  • Thursday, Oct 31st @ 10:00am  
  • Friday, Nov 1st @ 10:00am  
  • Friday, Nov 1st @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Nov 2nd @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Nov 2nd @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Nov 3rd @ 3:00pm
  • School Days Performance
Tickets go on sale Saturday August 31, 2024 at 12:00am

Ticket Prices:

*ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES.* *Discounts/coupons must be used at time of purchase and cannot be added to already purchased tickets. *Ticket holders can sell tickets, but for no more than originally paid. Ticket holders can trade tickets with other ticket holders. If tickets are sold or traded, please transfer the PDF or paper copy of the ticket. If any dispute arises over seats at a show, or somehow duplicate tickets are presented for the same seat, CYT will consider only the original purchaser of the tickets in the CYT database to be the owner of the seats.

Bayside Adventure:

6401 Stanford Ranch Road, Roseville, CA 95678

Show Notes:

  • CYT students ages 8-18 who are currently enrolled in a class in a class at Bayside Adventure are eligible to audition for JUNIE B. JONES or OKLAHOMA! 
  • An online audition form will be emailed to all students enrolled in a CYT class who selected to participate in auditions. The form will require a bio, photo upload, music track upload, and costume measurements in addition to other information. 
  • Some who audition may also be requested to attend a Callback on the second date (see below).
  • VOCAL & PRELIMINARY DANCE AUDITIONSFriday, 8/16  LOCATION: Bayside Adventure Church (6401 Stanford Ranch Road)
  • Students will sign up for a 20 min group audition slot sometime between 4 - 8:30pm.  Audition songs should be to music (not accapella). Please choose a track with no accompanying vocals (such as a karaoke track). Audition music should be no more than 1 minute.  The director needs to see how well the student can stay with the music, both in tune and in rhythm. You will be able to upload your music to the audition form. It's best if you have a YouTube link or an actual song - we cannot support iTunes, Spotify or Amazon files. Students will learn choreography at home via video and will come ready to perform it for the directors along with the other students in the audition group at the end of their time slot. 

    CALLBACKS (including Featured Dancers): Saturday, 8/17 (9:00am-3:00pm). The directors will call back certain students to sing, read a scene, dance, or any combination of these. They will often ask pairs or groups of students to read scenes to see how different combinations of kids work together. CYT callbacks are closed to everyone except the show directors. Students may be released prior to 3pm. If a student is not called back, it does not mean that they will not be cast in the show.
  • Students who audition are NOT eligible for a class tuition refund regardless of casting. 
  • All students cast in the show will be charged a production fee of $210.
  • Families are required to volunteer 20+ hours on a parent team. 
For additional show information, check out the Audition Tips and Show FAQ sections on the Auditions Page.

Rehearsal Location: Bayside Adventure Church - 6401 Stanford Ranch Rd. (Roseville)

Rehearsal Dates: 
Saturdays (9am-3pm)
8/24, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19

ALL Parent Meeting will be held on Saturday, 8/24

Mandatory Rehearsal Dates: 
Super Saturday - 10/26 (9am-3pm)
Tech Week - Sun 10/27, Mon 10/28, Tues 10/29, Wed 10/30 (4pm-9pm)

Mandatory Show Dates: 
10/31 @ 10am 
11/1 @ 10am & 7pm
11/2 @ 2pm & 7pm
11/3 @ 3pm

Questions? Contact the Show Coordinator, Carissa Shrum, at


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.


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.


Junie B.'s new best friend. A cute boy, slightly shy. Endearing and charming.


Another first grader in Mr. Scary's class with Junie B. Bossy, know-it-all. Junie's nemesis.


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.


Lucille's new best friend and Chenille's twin sister. A follower.


Lucille's other new best friend and Camille's twin sister. Coordinated and cute.


Junie B.'s other former best friend. She rides the bus with Junie B. and is now best friends with Bobbi Jean Piper.

Bobbi Jean Piper

Grace's new best friend.


Another first grader in Mr. Scary's class. Speaks both Spanish and English.


Another first grader.

Mr. Scary

Junie B.'s first grade teacher, a warm man, despite his name.


Junie B.'s mom. Exasperated, but understanding.


Junie B.'s dad. Encouraging and knows how to juggle.


The kids' favorite lunch lady at Junie B.'s elementary school, also known as "Gladys Gutzman, Queen of Snacks."