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Musical Theatre of Anthem Presents Junie B. Jones The Musical.  

Anthem, Ariz.  December 15, 2015 – Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces their upcoming production of Junie B. Jones The Musical. 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. 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. Furthermore, 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. Featuring a tremendously loveable character and fun-filled songs, Junie B. Jones will capture the audience's hearts just as the books captivated an entire generation of students.  

The talented cast, comprised of award winners and nominees ages 6-13, presents the show February 18 – 28 in Anthem. The award-winning production staff includes director Jackie Hammond, vocal director Karen Blanzy and choreographer Lyndsie Clymer.  

"I am so excited to help these talented performers bring these well-known stories to life,” said director, Jackie Hammond.  “You will surely laugh and enjoy yourself at this entertaining production!“  

Performances take place Thursday – Sunday, February 18 – 21 and 25 – 28 at Musical Theatre of Anthem, 42323 N. Vision Way, Anthem, AZ  85086.  Times vary, see website for details. Tickets may be purchased online at  Adult tickets are $19 and Students, Seniors and Children 12 and under are $16.  

Junie B. Jones The Musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: (212) 541-4684 Fax: (212) 397-4684  


The role of Junie B. Jones is being played by Julia Hughes. Photo credit: Michele Celentano.

About MTA

Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) is an award-winning, non-profit theater company located in Anthem, Arizona.  The mission of MTA is to develop youth and adults within the field of performing arts while enhancing their intrinsic creativity and brokering their vast talents.  MTA trains and educates youth so that they can become the artists, patrons, and leaders of tomorrow while providing opportunities to adults that empower them and foster their creativity.  MTA’s principles include casting all who audition in select productions, presenting high quality shows that everyone can enjoy, and providing a positive environment where performers can practice teamwork and communication skills while experiencing the pride of accomplishment.




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