Auditions

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 Audition Notices

All auditions take place at Spotlight Theatre, 129 Park Ave, Swarthmore, PA. 

Presented through special arrangements with Music Theatre International (MTI)

Sunday, June 6, at 2:00 PM and

Tuesday, June 8, at 6:00 PM

 Callbacks, if needed, will be Thursday, June 10, at 6 PM.

We are looking for committed, excellent storytellers and singers!

 Spotlight Theatre will hold open (no appointment required) masked and socially distanced auditions.

We kindly ask that all those entering the theatre be masked.  During auditions all actors and production team will wear masks and be seated/ placed 6 feet apart.  To read and sing, masks will be removed briefly, while socially distanced from others.

 SHOW SUMMARY:  Four of Barbara Park’s best-selling books, brought to life in a delightful adaptation created specifically for Broadway Junior performers. Join Junie B. on her first day of first grade, where many changes are in store: Junie’s best friend Lucille has found new best friends – and Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. While in Mr. Scary’s class Junie has trouble reading the blackboard – and she may need glasses. Add in a friendly cafeteria lady, an intense kickball tournament and a “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal,” and first grade hasn’t been more exciting.  Jr. Shows are targeted to middle school performers typically 12 to 15 years old.

PERFORMANCE DATES:  THIS IS AN IN- PERSON PRODUCTION.  October 1, 2, 3*, 8, 9, 10*.  Friday and Saturday performances at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday Matinee* Performances at 2:00 p.m.

AUDITION NOTICE:  Please come prepared to sing 16 – 32 bars (approximately one minute) of a song from the show or similar style.  An accompanist will not be at the audition.  A sound system will be provided, so please bring a thumb drive of your music backing track to sing along to.  Please ensure that there are no backing vocals of any kind on the track. PLEASE NOTE:  All auditioners will be asked to read from the script and participate in a simple dance audition.    No open toed shoes please! 

If you need assistance, or have questions about the audition process, please contact the production team at info@spotlighttheatrepa.org

Characters/Roles/Ensemble 

  • Junie B. Jones (Female) is a spunky, intelligent girl who is starting first grade as our show begins. Determined, and a bit impulsive, Junie B. finds herself at the center of many classroom /antics.
  • Lucille (Female) is Junie B.’s former best friend who has moved on to new friendships. Poised, put together, and a bit spoiled, Lucille plans everything she does – quite the opposite of Junie B.’s bold impulsiveness.
  • Camille and Chenille (Females) Lucille’s new best friends. Camille and Chenille are twins.  Just like Lucille, they are well dressed and very composed.
  • Grace: (Female) Another one of Junie B.’s best friends. She is not as calculated as Lucille. She has simply made friends apart from Junie B.
  • Bobbi Jean Piper Grace’s new friend. Bobbi Jean happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and unintentionally ends up on Junie B.’s bad side.
  • Herb (Male) Junie B.’s new best friend. An endlessly kind and charming little boy.  Herb easily balances out Junie B.’s more demanding side.
  • May (Female) is the teacher’s pet. Eager to prove her brilliance, May does not prioritize making friends with any of her classmates, and they do not mind.
  • Lennie and Jose (Males) are classmates and friends of Junie B. and Herb.
  • Sheldon (Male) Is definitely not the most popular kid in the class. Plagued by a myriad of allergies and a general clumsiness, Sheldon’s good intentions often end in disaster.
  • Shirley (Female) is a featured soloist in a few of the School Kid’s songs.
  • Mother (Female age 25-40) A no nonsense Mom who can be tough on Junie B., but it is all out of love.
  • Daddy (age 25-40) POSSIBLE DOUBLE ROLE with Mr. Scary (below). An encouraging father who always looks on the bright side. Daddy sings a song with Junie B.
  • Scary (age 25-45) Room One teacher. Unlike his name suggests, Mr. Scary is a supportive and an encouraging teacher.
  • Gutzman/Mr. Woo (Male: age 45-65) Double Role. Mrs. Gutzman is the sweet old lunch lady, revered by all of the School kids. She has a warm and grandmotherly nature.  Mr. Woo is the supervisor on the school bus.
  • Ensemble Additional children may be added to fill out the cast.

We look forward to seeing you there!

TO SAVE TIME: Please print a copy of the audition form from the link below, complete it (please add name of show) and bring it with you to the audition. (Copies will be available at auditions for those who are unable to print it from the website.)

Audition Form Click Here and Print

For more information call 484-326-5172 or email info@spotlighttheatrepa.org

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