Created by Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich, the team that brought you Dear Edwina, comes Junie B. Jones, The Musical – a delightful adaptation of four of Barbara Park's best-selling books, brought to life in a genuinely comical (and not strictly-for-kids) musical developed by TheatreworksUSA. Awaken a young person's desire to read with the sassy little diva, Junie B. Jones, and her adventures in first grade.

It's Junie B.'s first day of first grade, and a lot of things have changed for her: Junie's friend, Lucille, doesn't want to be her best pal anymore and, on the bus, Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. Also, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard and her teacher, Mr. Scary, thinks she may need glasses. Throw in a friendly cafeteria lady, a kickball tournament and a "Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal," and first grade has never been more exciting.

Director/Choreographer: Ryanna Marsh & Winter Bassett
Musical Director: Anna Lettang

Dates / Times:

  • Saturday, Mar 2nd @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Mar 2nd @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Mar 3rd @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Mar 9th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Mar 9th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Mar 10th @ 2:00pm
Tickets go on sale Sunday January 20, 2019 at 9:00am

Ticket Prices:

*Ticket prices are subject to change

Star Theater:

402 N. Coast Hwy
Oceanside, CA 92054

Show Notes:

Join CYT Tri-City for Junie B. Jones!

Auditions: Friday, January 11 5pm-8pm 
Callbacks: Saturday, January 12  9am-4pm
Location: Carlsbad Community Church, 3175 Harding Street, Carlsbad

*You must be registered in a class at any CYT San Diego location in order to request an audition time.

Registration Opens November 1st.

Once registered, here is how to request an audition time for Junie B. Jones:
  • Log into your family account.
  • If you have a proper headshot (a snapshot of just you), please upload it. If not, skip that step. 
  • There is a place to the right of your child's name that says 'Tools'.  
  • Click 'Tools', then click 'Auditions'. 
  • You will be given a choice of available time slots.  
  • Once you request a time slot, you will be sent an email with a link to the audition google doc to complete.
  • You need to be enrolled in a Winter 2018 class to audition for a show.  
  • You must be between 8 to 18 years old to audition.

Audition info:
  • Auditions (vocal & dance) take about an hour and are open for parents and friends to watch. 
  • Please prepare a 1-minute song for Voice Auditions 
  • iPhones, iPods and CDs accepted (no accompaniment provided and NO A Capella) 
  • After Vocal Auditions, your group will be taught a short dance and then perform it for the artistic team(as a group). 
  • Call Back lists will be posted HERE Friday evening after auditions (around 10 PM).

Rehearsals, Shows:
  • Mandatory Parent meetings on January 19th and February 16th
  • Rehearsals every Friday 5:15-9:15 & Saturday 9:45-3 from 1/18 - 2/22
  • Super Saturday 2/23  9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Tech Rehearsals Mon-Thu 2/25 - 2/28  4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • School Shows:  Fridays 3/1 & 3/8  9:30 & 11:30 a.m.
  • Public Shows:  Sat 3/2 & 3/9  Shows at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.  Sun 3/3 & 3/10 Shows at 2 p.m.

Email Laura Bassett (Tri-City Chapter Coordinator) at with any questions.

Hope you can join in the fun!


Junie B. Jones

A quirky, energetic first grader with comedic flair. Loves having adventures and writing about them in her journal. Gets upset when things don't go her way. Wildly precocious, yet completely endearing.


Junie B.'s former best friend, also in first grade. The ultimate child diva. Rich girl, well-dressed. In Mr. Scary's class with Junie B. Enthusiastic.


Junie B.'s new best friend. A cute boy, slightly shy. Endearing and charming.


Another first grader in Mr. Scary's class with Junie B. Bossy, know-it-all. Junie's nemesis.


Another first grader in Mr. Scary's class with Junie B. Nerdy, lactose intolerant, and gets a bit of stage fright. Excited about playing music.


Lucille's new best friend and Chenille's twin sister. A follower.


Lucille's other new best friend and Camille's twin sister. Coordinated and cute.


Junie B.'s other former best friend. She rides the bus with Junie B. and is now best friends with Bobbi Jean Piper.

Bobbi Jean Piper

Grace's new best friend.


Another first grader in Mr. Scary's class. Speaks both Spanish and English.


Another first grader.

Mr. Scary

Junie B.'s first grade teacher, a warm man, despite his name.


Junie B.'s mom. Exasperated, but understanding.


Junie B.'s dad. Encouraging and knows how to juggle.

Mrs. Gutzman

The kids' favorite lunch lady at Junie B.'s elementary school, also known as "Gladys Gutzman, Queen of Snacks."

First Grade Ensemble

Teen/Adult Ensemble