Character Descriptions

Junie B. Jones, the musical

Monday, January 13, 2020 at 4:30pm
or
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 4:30pm

Callbacks: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 4:30pm

Directed by Morgan Bartoe
Choreographed by Morgan Bartoe
Musical direction by Steve Isaacson

Opens Saturday, February 1, 2020


All Roles Open

Role Description
Junie B. Jones

is a spunky, intelligent girl who is starting the first day of school as our show begins. Determined and a bit impulsive, Junie B. finds herself at the center of many classroom antics. Cast an experienced actor with a strong singing voice and excellent comedic timing. Your actor must be able to balance Junie B.'s charm and precociousness so the audience cheers for her right from the start.
Gender: Female (ages 10-17)

Daddy

is Junie B.'s encouraging father who always looks on the bright side. Look for an actor who can comfortably portray an adult figure in a world full of young school kids. Daddy sings a song with Junie B. and Mother, so find a performer with a nice voice who can portray Daddy's kind heart.
Gender: Male (ages 10-17)

Mother

is Junie B.'s no-nonsense mom. She can be tough on Junie B., but it is all out of love. As with Daddy, find a performer who can play a more mature person. Mother is a perfect role for someone with a good voice who can portray a supportive parent.
Gender: Female (ages 10-17)

Lucille

is 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. Cast a strong singer and confident actor in this role.
Gender: Female (ages 9-17)

Mr. or Mrs. Woo

is the supervisor on the school bus. This featured role is great for an actor with a commanding speaking voice as he or she, is in charge of corralling the Kids on Bus. (Boy or Girl)

Bobbi Jean Piper

 is 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. This is a nice cameo role for a new performer.
Gender: Female

Herb

is Junie B.'s new best friend. An endlessly kind and charming little boy, Herb easily balances out Junie B.'s more demanding side. Find a performer who has great chemistry with Junie B. Herb should be one of your stronger singers and a very likeable actor. (Boy or Girl)

May

is 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. Cast a performer who can tap into the humor and confidence of this vibrant role.
Gender: Female

Lennie and Jose

are classmates and friends of Junie B. and Herb. These two roles are good features for actors with good energy and nice voices. (Note: Jose is bilingual, so the actor would have to be comfortable with saying a few words in Spanish)

Mr. or Mrs. Scary

is the Room One teacher. Unlike his name suggests, Mr./Mrs. Scary is a supportive and encouraging teacher. This is a perfect role to showcase a mature and energetic actor. Though he or she, has a few short singing lines, they could easily be spoken if the actor isn't a strong singer. (Boy or Girl)

Sheldon

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. Cast a great singer who can bring out the nerdy charm in this endearing role.

Shirley

Shirley is a featured soloist in a few of the School Kids' songs. This is perfect introductory role for a great singer who is new to acting.

Mrs. Gutzman

is the sweet old lunch lady, revered by all of the School Kids. Cast a mature performer who can capture her warm, grandmotherly nature. Mrs. Gutzman does not have to sing, so this is a great opportunity for a strong actor.

Ensemble

The Ensemble consists of Tickle the dog, the School Kids, Lunch Student 1, Kids on Bus, Student 1, Student 2, Student 3, Student 4, Student 5, Lunch Server and Cheerleaders. These are great roles for anyone who wants to be involved in the production!


Plot Synopsis

The Board of Directors of Davis Musical Theatre Company, takes very seriously the health and safety of our patrons, performers, crew, orchestra and volunteers. We have closely followed all of the updates regarding COVID-19, and to protect all involved, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the rest of the run of Camelot. The dates of the remainder of our 2019-2020 shows are still unknown at this time, as almost all of California counties now have shelter in place. We were looking forward to bringing these productions to you, as we have for the past 35 years, and this decision was not made lightly.

 

We are a nonprofit arts organization, and as with the rest of Regional nonprofit performing arts organizations, we rely on ticket sales, and donations to maintain operations, and present shows for our community. Loss of ticket revenue is a setback for this year’s season.

If you have purchased tickets for CAMELOT (Main Stage) or JUNIE B JONES (Young Performers) or SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK (Young Performers), you may:

  1. Please consider converting the cost of your tickets to a donation to Davis Musical Theatre Company. All donations are tax-deductible and will assist DMTC during this difficult time. We will give you a donation letter for tax purposes upon request. (Federal Tax ID#: 68-0028068)
  2. Postpone your tickets to a later performance of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN or TITANIC or JUNIE B JONES  (Now moved to May 2-24, 2020)
  3. Receive a credit for a comparably priced ticket that will be good till the end of the next season (through July 18, 2021).

 

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