Young Audiences Series

MAY 21 - MAY 29, 2016


Book and Lyrics by Marcy Heisler
Music by Zina Goldrich
Based on the book series by Barbara Park

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.   Featuring a tremendously loveable character and fun-filled songs, Junie B. Jones will capture your  heart just as the books captivated an entire generation of students. - 

1-hour run time.  Recommended for students in grades K - 5 but offers fun for the entire family.  

COLORING PAGE: Kids! Color and bring this to theater when you come!

Stop by A.C. Petersen's before or after: Kids get a free Sugar Cookie Ice Cream Sundae with purchase of kids meal.

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Performance Schedule

Saturday, May 21st - 1pm & 4pm
Sunday, May 22nd - 1pm & 4pm
Wednesday, May 25th - 10am & 2:30pm
Saturday, May 28th - 1pm & 4pm
Sunday, May 29th - 1pm & 4pm

Full Calendar


TINO ARDIENTE (Daddy, Mr. Scary, Mrs. Gutzman, Mr. Woo) Playhouse on Park Debut! Interlakes Theatre: Pepe WEST SIDE STORY, Ancestor THE ADDAMS FAMILY; The Hartt School: George Widener TITANIC, Antonio MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. Favorite roles include Tommy ANNIE GET YOUR GUN and Angel RENT. Tino is a rising senior at The Hartt School of Music, Dance, and Theatre at the University of Hartford. He would like to thank his friends and family for their unending support!

PEEJ MELE (Sheldon/Chenille/Lennie) Playhouse on Park: Hubert/Tribe HAIR, Jake FRECKLEFACE STRAWBERRY, Frog A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD. Off-broadway/touring: Peter Pinkerton PINKALICIOUS, THE MUSICAL, Moose A. Moose/Swiper NICK JR'S STORYTIME LIVE. Writing: GRUDGICAL, THE JAPANESE HORROR MUSICAL. Proud graduate of Gettysburg College; BA's Japanese Studies and Theatre Arts. Thanks to the entire Playhouse family, and PBL&M for their perpetual support.

ANNA MARIE RUSSELL (Junie B. Jones) Playhouse on Park Debut! The Hartt School: Domina A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, Ruth THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE; American River College: Tracy Turnblad HAIRSPRAY; Fair Oaks Theatre Festival: Mayzie la Bird SUESSICAL THE MUSICAL. Anna is a Sacramento native who is currently attending The Hartt School for Music Theatre. She would like to thank her mother for always being her biggest motivator and number one fan! Enjoy!

ANNA RAFUL (Mom/Grace/May) Playhouse on Park Debut! Theaterworks: Two Beans, Mother/Mrs. Dickens, ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD VERY BAD DAY, CNR Drama, Saraghina, NINE, Surflight Theater, Dina, SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE, Booth Theater, Sonia, GODSPELL. Special thanks to her family for all their love and support.

JEREMY SEINER (Herb, Camille) Playhouse on Park Debut! Wagon Wheel Theatre: Frank Jr. CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, Prince Topher CINDERELLA, Music Theatre of Wichita: Cop/Miner/Postman BILLY ELLIOT, Pittsburgh Musical Theatre: Claude HAIR, NoahCHILDREN OF EDEN. Jeremy just moved to NYC after getting his BFA in Musical Theatre from Penn State.

SHARON ROMANO (Lucille/Bobby Jean Piper, Jose) Playhouse on Park debut! Hampstead Stage Company: Alice ALICE IN WONDERLAND, Various THE ANCIENT GODS; The Players Theatre: Davey TREASURE ISLAND, Alto Caroler A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Gryphon ALICE IN WONDERLAND; EO Productions: Sparkle SPARKLE THE FAIRY PRINCESS. CAP21 Musical Theatre Conservatory Graduate. Marietta College: BFA Theatre. Visit me at!

KEVIN BARLOWSKI (Director and Music Director) Playhouse on Park: Kevin has had the distinct privilege of directing: FRECKLEFACE STRAWBERRY; A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD; THE MAIN STREET KIDS CLUB; MISS NELSON IS MISSING; BUNNICULA; Music Directing: ALL I REALLY...KINDERGARTEN; Performing: Woof HAIR; Leaf Coneybear/Carl Dad THE 25th...SPELLING BEE; Bobby/Emcee u/s CABARET; Peter COMPANY; Linus YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN. Kevin is a graduate of Circle in the Square Theatre School's Musical Theatre Program in New York City, and holds a B.A. in Theatre Education from Emerson College. He is the Director of Theatre and Performance Studies at Bay Path University in Longmeadow, MA, and is currently pursuing his M.A. in Shakespeare and Education from the University of Birmingham, UK. Kevin is expressly grateful to Darlene, Sean, and the entire POP staff for their unfaltering guidance, support and faith.


Production Photos

(photo credit: Rich Wagner)