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Audition Information / Announcements

Auditions: Junie B. Jones, The Musical!

11/04/2018


Raleigh Little Theatre will be holding auditions for Junie B. Jones, The Musical, Book and Lyrics by Marcy Heisler, Music by Zina Goldrich, on Monday, December 10th and Tuesday, December 11th with call backs on Thursday, December 13th. The production will be directed by Kathleen Rudolph and performed in the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre.

Important dates

Auditions:

  • Dates: Monday and Tuesday, December 10 and 11, 2018 (you only need to come one of these nights)
  • Registration: 6:30pm-7:00pm in the lobby of the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre at RLT
  • Audition begins: 7:00pm

Call Backs: Thursday, December 13 starting at 7:00pm in the Studio. Please enter through the Gaddy Goodwin Lobby.

First cast meeting: Monday, December 17
No conflicts starting from Saturday February 9 (Tech Saturday).

Preview: Thursday, February 14
Opening: Friday, February 15
Performances: February 15-24 with two School Matinees on February 20 and a Sensory Friendly Performance on March 2. Possible extension through March 3.

Strike: March 2 (or March 3 if extended) following the final show. All actors are expected to participate in strike.

School Day Performances: Wednesday, February 20 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: February 16-17, 23-24 (possible March 2-3). Shows at 1:00 and 5:00pm. Actors are required to stay at theatre. We will feed you!

About the show

Sneak a peek into the Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal of the outspoken and lovable Junie B. Jones. It’s Junie B.’s first day of school and things have changed: Junie’s friend, Lucille, doesn’t want to be her BFF anymore. Also, Junie B. has trouble reading the blackboard and she might need glasses! This is a delightful adaptation of Barbara Park’s best-selling books.

About the roles

All characters sing. Starred (*) characters must be strong singers. Some actors may play more than one role.

Actors 12 to 18 years of age (by audition date) will be considered for the following roles:

*Junie B. Jones: Quirky and energetic, loves having adventures and writing about them in her journal.

*Lucille: Junie B.’s former best friend, the ultimate child diva.

*Herb: Junie B.’s new best friend, endearing, charming and slightly shy.

*May: Bossy classmate, know-it-all, Junie B.’s nemesis.

*Sheldon: Nerdy classmate, has a bit of stage fright but gets excited about music.

*Camille: Lucille’s new best friend and Chenille’s twin sister, a follower.

*Chenille: Lucille’s other new best friend and Camille’s twin sister, coordinated and cute.

Grace: Junie B.’s other former best friend, now best friends with Bobbi Jean Piper.

Bobbi Jean Piper: Grace’s new best friend.

*Jose: Speaks both Spanish and English.

Lennie: Another classmate.

Actors 18 and older will be considered for the following roles:

*Mr. Scary: Junie B.’s teacher, a warm man, despite his name.

*Mother: Junie B.’s mom, exasperated, but understanding.

*Daddy: Junie B.’s dad, encouraging, knows how to juggle.

Mrs. Gutzman: The kids’ favorite lunch lady, also known as “Gladys Gutzman, Queen of Snacks.”

About the Auditions

Actors ages 12 and older are eligible to audition. The ability to tap into your inner child is a plus. All those auditioning should bring sheet music and be ready to sing 16 bars of an upbeat comedic song. In addition, please come prepared to move – this means no skirts, sandals, flip flops or restrictive clothing. Please wear sneakers or jazz shoes and comfortable clothes. All roles involve singing and movement, so we are looking for unique physical talents that you may have (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. Please remember to fill out the conflict calendar (link below).

Callback list will be posted on the RLT website by 2:00pm on Wednesday, December 12. Callbacks will be Thursday, December 13 at 7:00pm and will involve singing and 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 opened from 9:00am-5:00pm Mon-Fri. Please call the business office to check on availability (919) 821-4579.

Production Team

  • Director: Kathleen Rudolph
  • Musical Director: Darylene Hecht
  • Choreographer: Sue Hill
  • Scenic Designer: Dennis Berfield
  • Costume Designer: Jenny Mitchell
  • Stage Manager: David Watts
  • Assistant Stage Manager: Gerrie Kouri
  • Assistant Director: Matt Hurley

Audition forms

Interested in auditioning?  Here are some forms to fill out and bring with you to auditions:

  • Audition form — please fill out
  • Conflict calendar — please indicate where you have conflicts with rehearsals. No conflicts permitted starting from Saturday February 9 (tech Saturday).

Feel free to email kathleen@nullraleighlittletheatre.org with any questions.