Experience all of the trials and tribulations of being a first grader with Junie B. Jones, The Musical. If you have Junie fans in the fam, they won’t want to miss their chance to see Junie navigate the ups and downs of her friendship with Lucille, making new friends and her struggles with reading the blackboard. Throw in a friendly cafeteria lady and a kickball tournament and you’ve got a classic Junie B. Jones tale for the ages.
The Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre at the Des Moines Community Playhouse presents Junie B. Jones The Musical this fall in Des Moines. The musical is based on four volumes in Barbara Park’s Junie B. Jones series of books and follows an outspoken, precocious, lovable Junie B. Jones (Samantha Arneson) in a colorful, funny, fast-paced story about friends, new glasses, sugar cookies, and other various first-grade angst-ridden situations.
During the show you will sneak a peek into the Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal. It’s Junie B.’s first day of first grade and a lot of things have changed for her. The cafeteria lady is friendlier than Junie’s long-time best friend, Lucille (Sarah Frett), who doesn’t want to be her best pal anymore. There’s a new kid at school named Herb (Shawn Smith Jones). And Mr. Scary (Douglas Cochrane) thinks Junie B. may need glasses! As Junie B. says, “First Grade is not what it’s cracked up to be.”
The Playhouse cast is directed by Anne Frett with musical direction by Brianne Magel and choreography by David Decker. The cast includes Michael Bundy II, Jason Crowley, Paige Fahrenkrug, Lindsay Mickelson, Taylor Millar, and Julianne Ungs.
Attending a show at the Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre at the Des Moines Playhouse is a great way to introduce kids to a live theater performance. Shows are specifically geared to young children and their families and offer a wonderful introduction to the performing arts. The Playhouse’s website states this show is great for the whole family and is recommended for all ages. The show runs one hour and 20 minutes including a 15-minute intermission. For more information about the show visit: Junie B. Jones The Musical, MTI Shows.
October 23rd – November 15th, 2015
Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sunday at 2:00 pm
Ticket prices start at $15 (All persons, regardless of age, must have a ticket.)
By Phone: (515) 277-6261
Ticket Office: 831 42nd St., Des Moines, IA 50312
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