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Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook


By Allison Gregory
Based on the books by Barbara Park
Directed by Hannah Weinberg-Goerger

Performance & Rehearsal Information

May 3–12, 2019  (11 performances)

First read-through tentatively scheduled for March 12, 2019

Full performance schedule and show description can be found here.

Potential rehearsal schedule can be downloaded here

Note on Diversity and Inclusive Casting

Actors of all races and ethnicities are strongly encouraged to audition. Lyric Arts is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in the casting of its productions and, therefore, urges actors of diverse backgrounds and those from underrepresented groups to audition.

Open Call Auditions

Monday, December 3, 2019
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 4, 2019
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Doors open for registration 15 minutes prior to audition start time.
Final registration accepted 30 minutes before the end of auditions.

Callback Auditions

Tuesday, December 11

Audition Preparation

Junie B. Jones is full of fun and zany shenanigans, comedic moments, and a lot of heart. All actors (except Junie) will be cast in double or triple roles, so bring your imaginations and get ready to create characters! Please prepare 1-2 minutes of your choice. Whether it is a monologue, a story from your childhood, a page of your favorite picture book, or poem (ex. Dr. Seuss, Shel Silverstein, etc). The sky’s the limit! I want to see bold choices that show off your personality and comedic skills that bring out the child in you!

You can download or fill out our standard audition form here.

Character Descriptions

*Seeking adult actors to portray children.

Junie B. Jones-Energetic and sassy, but genuine and friendly with a bright and imaginative personality.

That Grace/Pink Fluffy Girl- Grace is one of Junie's best friends, loves to show off her speed and athleticism. Pink Fluffy Girl steals Junie’s mittens.

Rich Lucille/Grouchy Typing Lady- Lucille is Junie's rich, beautiful, but rather spoiled best friend. Grouchy Typing Lady is old and mean.

Mrs./Mother- Mrs. is Junie's kindergarten teacher, in charge of Room 9. Kind and warm, with a lot of patience. Mother is skeptical of Junie’s adventures.

Meanie Jim/Mitten Crook/Grampa Frank Miller- Jim is one of Junie's most hated rivals. Teases her a lot in class. Grampa Miller is kind and patient.

Handsome Warren/ Fireman- Warren is he handsome new boy in class who is trying to fit in. Fireman saves the day.

Ricardo/Principal- Ricardo is Junie's current boyfriend. Kind, but a boy of few words. Principal is kind and patient.

Additional Information

  • Stipend paid.

  • All auditions are held at Lyric Arts Main Street Stage, 420 E Main St, Anoka 55303.

  • Auditioners will be seen in the order they arrive. No appointments are necessary.

  • Please come prepared with headshot (or other non-returnable current photo) and resume, if available.

  • Please arrive with a calendar outlining all possible conflict dates between the first read-through and the final performance. (No conflicts for tech week or performance dates will be accepted.)

  • Age ranges listed in character descriptions signify the age of the character to be played.

  • All other questions about auditions—including those regarding audition conflicts—should be sent to our auditions e-mail.