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Junie B. is Back!

Posted by Sarah Kolb on October 12th 2016 to Center News

She’s back! Rehearsals are underway for the big reappearance of everyone’s favorite first grader. Melissa Morris reappears in her role as the precocious Junie in the children’s theatre fall production of Junie B. Jones, the Musical!

Matt Gale Photography 2016

You might be familiar with her adventures already – Junie and friends graced our stage just last spring. The musical is adapted from the beloved Junie B. Jones series of books by Barbara Park.

The musical opens October 13 at noon, and it runs through December 30, 2016. Check out a complete performance schedule!

Colorado Parent Magazine has recognized the Arvada Center’s children’s theatre productions as #1 in the state for five years in a row. We cast talented adult actors in our children’s productions, giving kids an introduction to the world of theatre!

Accessibility is also important to our children’s theatre program. Select performances of Junie B. Jones, the Musical will be Audio Described for the sight impaired, and Shadow performed for the hearing impaired. Shadow – interpreted theatre utilizes specially trained American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters to perform as “shadows” on stage alongside actors.


Junie B. Jones – The Musical Cast

Melissa Morris –  Junie B. Jones
Rachelle Wood  – Lucille/Jose
Valerie Igoe –  Camille
Susannah McLeod –  Chenille/Herb
Maggie Tisdale –  Mommy/Grace/May
Damon Guerrasio –  Mr. Woo/Student
Benjamin Wood –  Daddy/Mr. Scary/Gladys Gutzman
Jonathan Hallowell –  Lennie/Sheldon
Katie Jackson –  Bobbi Jean

Junie B. Jones, the Musical Book and lyrics are by March Heisler, with music by Zina Goldrich. The Arvada Center production directed by David & Julie Payne, with musical direction by Keith Ewer and choreography by Piper Arpan. The Arvada Center Artistic Producer is Rod. A. Lansberry.


The show is suitable for audiences of all ages! Tickets are on sale now.

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