‘Junie B. Jones the Musical Jr.’ set for Sept. 29-30

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The cast of Junie B. Jones the Musical Jr. (contributed by Cindy Pass)

CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman Community Theatre fall children’s production of “Junie B. Jones the Musical Jr.” is set for Thursday and Friday, Sept. 29-30, at the Cullman High School auditorium. Shows will be at 7 p.m. each night.

There are 40 children ages 8-15 in the cast who have been in rehearsals since the beginning of August.

The musical, an adaptation of four of Barbara Park’s best-selling books, was created by Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich. The musical joins Junie B. on her first day of first grade, where she faces many new challenges. Junie will have to grapple with her best friend Lucille finding new best friends and having to learn to make new friends for herself. While in Mr. Scary’s class, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard and discovers she may need glasses. Also featured is a friendly cafeteria lady, an intense kickball tournament and a “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal.” The musical gives audience members of any age something to relate to.  

Featuring lovable characters and familiar songs, “Junie B. Jones the Musical Jr.” is a great opportunity for young actors to have their debuts in community theater. The comical production will allow the young actors to show off their acting skills while still having fun.

Director Cindy Pass previously shared, “This piece was chosen because of the curriculum connection with reading. The Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Park has been a favorite for young children and teachers for many years. The opportunity to produce this show with young actors for young children is very special to me.”

Tickets can be purchased at the door and at https://cullmanct.booktix.com. Adults are $10, and children 12 and younger are $5.

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