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Auditions: Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook

12/23/2021


Raleigh Little Theatre is seeking performers for its upcoming production of Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook, a comedy by Allison Gregory. This show will be presented in the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre.

For the safety of volunteers, staff, and students, all performers and crew members for the production of Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook must show proof of vaccination in order to participate. Other safety measures include: a mask requirement inside the building, a fully vaccinated staff, and an ongoing commitment to reduced class, crew, and audience sizes. RLT remains committed to prioritizing the health and safety of everyone who is working inside our facility and our community. You will be required to show proof of vaccination at the auditions. Special exemptions can be made for anyone with a medical condition that prevents them from receiving the vaccine.

About the Show

Something terrible happened to Junie B. Jones at school today: someone stole her new furry mittens! So, when Junie B. finds a wonderful pen of many colors, she should be allowed to keep it, because “finders keepers, losers weepers,” right? And Junie B. wonders if her magnificent new pen will help her win the affections of the handsomest new boy in kindergarten! That makes it okay to keep it, right? Junie B. Jones is not a crook… or is she? This hilarious and heartfelt tale follows everyone’s favorite almost-six-year-old as she learns valuable lessons of right and wrong and realizes the power of friendship.

Important Dates

Auditions: Monday, January 24, 2022 and Tuesday, January 25, 2022 @ 7pm in RLT’s Cantey V. Sutton Theatre. Actors only need to attend one of the nights to audition. Sign up for an audition slot here!
Callbacks: Thursday, January 27, 2022 @ 7pm in the Sutton Theatre
Rehearsals: Rehearsals will begin January 31, 2022
Tech rehearsals: March 12-17, 2022
Performances: March 18 – April 3, 2022

School Day Performances: Wednesday, March 23 at 10:00am and 12:30pm
Actors must be at theatre at 9:00am. Actors must be able to take off from work/school. Actors should be free by 2:00pm. It is extremely important for students to check this date to verify that it does not conflict with school commitments.

Two show days: March 19-20, 26-27 (possible April 2-3). Shows at 2:00 and 5:30pm. Actors are required to stay at theatre. We will provide snacks and drinks for your break in between performances.

About the Roles

Raleigh Little Theatre encourages actors of any ethnicity, identity, ability, etc. to audition for any role. If the script requires strict adherence to any characteristic(s), those will be listed in the character description. For this production, performers must be 12+.

If you need any specific accommodations to audition, please contact Artistic Director, Patrick Torres, to make your request. Examples of accommodations made in the past are: wheelchair accessible audition space, large print materials, prompters in the audition room, volunteers to help fill out forms, and auditions by appointment.

The cast will be made up of 9 actors, some who will play multiple roles. The final doubling of characters may change from what is indicated below. Descriptions below are of main role:

Roles for Female Presenting Performers

JUNIE B. JONES
Quirky and energetic, loves having adventures that many times get her into trouble.
Age: 12+

GRACE/PINK FLUFFY GIRL
One of Junie B.’s best friends, proud of her ability to run faster than anyone in class.
Age: 12+

LUCILLE
Junie B.’s other best friend, the ultimate child diva.
Age: 12+

MRS.
Junie B.’s teacher, needs a lot of patience with Junie B.
Age: 18+

MOTHER/PARROT/GROUCHY TYPING LADY
Junie B.’s mom, exasperated, but understanding.
Age: 18+

Roles for Male Presenting Performers

HANDSOME WARREN/POLICE
New kid that all the girls want to be friends with.
Age: 12+

RICARDO/FIREMAN
A friend of Junie B.’s.
Age: 12+

JIM/MITTEN CROOK
A friend of Junie B.’s.
Age: 12+

LUCILLE’S GRANDPA/PRINCIPAL/GRAMPA
Adult role models in Junie B.’s life.
Age: 18+

About the Production Team

Director: Kathleen Rudolph

Scenic Designer: Thomas Mauney

Lighting Designer: Thomas Matrejek

Costume Designer: Jenny Mitchell

Stage Manager: David Watts

About the Auditions

Auditions are Monday, January 24, 2022 and Tuesday, January 25, 2022 from 7pm in RLT’s Cantey V. Sutton Theatre. Actors only need to attend one of the nights to audition.

Actors ages 12 and older are eligible to audition. The ability to tap into your inner child is a plus. Please prepare a one-minute comedic monologue. Let us know if you have any unique physical talents (ex: gymnastics, dance, juggling). Auditions may also involve improvisation and ensemble-building exercises. Cold readings from the script will be done during the call back process. Pictures and resumes are welcome, but neither is required.

In addition to preparing your monologue, please make sure to do the following before attending auditions:

  • Sign up for an audition slot here!
  • Fill out this RLT audition form and bring it with you (copies will also be available at the theatre)
  • Conflict calendar – please make a copy and list every weeknight or weekend day that you have a conflict.
  • Bring your proof of vaccination! This can be your original vaccination card, a picture of it on your phone, or you can show proof through a vaccine passport app.

Callback list will be posted on the RLT website by 2pm on Wednesday, January 26.
Callbacks will be Thursday, January 27 at 7pm and will involve readings from the script.

Perusal copies of the scripts will be available for a 48 hour check out before the audition date from the RLT office, which is located in the rear of the building and open from 9:00am-5:00pm Mon-Fri. Please call the business office to check on availability (919) 821-4579.