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Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook
by Allison Gregory
Based on the books Junie B. Jones Is Not A Crook and Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren by Barbara Park

Something terrible happened to Junie B. Jones at school today! Someone stole her new furry mittens! So when Junie B. finds a wonderful pen of many colors, she should be allowed to keep it, right? Because finders keepers, losers weepers. And guess what? There's a new boy in kindergarten and he is the handsomest. The only thing is both Grace and Lucille want him to be their boyfriend. Maybe he will love Junie B. when he sees her wonderful pen! It is okay to keep it, right? Junie B. Jones is not a crook . . . or is she? A hilarious and heartfelt tale based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park.
Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (  

This is a play with music (no singing). Ensemble will be required to dance to background music, hip hop style during ensemble parts.

Note: This was also a show that was postponed from last year. So the original casting will remain. However, we've had a few that will not be returning and these are open for auditioning including:
  • Junie B (Understudy)
  • Mrs.
  • Lucille (Understudy)
  • Jim
  • Hansome Warren
  • Ricardo
  • Grandpa Frank Warren
  • Fireman
  • Grouchy Typing Lady

A participation fee is being charged to help offset the cost of the production.
$100 for the first actor and $50 for each additional actor in the family. Fee includes one Show T-Shirt per actor and costumes.
(Full and partial scholarships available)

Mask policy: Actors will be given the choice to wear a mask or not for rehearsals and performances.


Thursday, Aug 12, 2021 6:00-7:30pm
No singing but there will be dancing, hula hoop, baton and/or ribbon twiriling by ensemble during the ensemble scenes.

Saturday, Aug 7 10:00am - 11:00AM
Registration fee: $20
Limited to the first 15 who sign up

Learn the proper way to slate at auditions
Learn about the different types of monologues and which are best for what roles
Mock monologue auditions with feedback from Director
Cold reads from the actual script in small groups

You can come with your own 30 Second to 1 minute monologue prepared, or select one from below.
   -Sample Monologues 1
   -Sample Monologues 2

Participation in this workshop does not guarantee casting.




PERFORMANCE DATES: 09/16/21- 09/19/21
Performed on stage, outdoors, by youth actors from Act One Youth Theater, at
Open Arms Church 4640 N Granite Reef Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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