Sneak a peek into the "Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal" of the outspoken and lovable Junie B. Jones!  

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.

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 lovable character and fun-filled songs, Junie B. Jones will capture your hearts just as the books captivated an entire generation of students. 

For more about the Junie B. Jones books, visit or a bookstore near you!

Rehearsal and Performance Schedule

Due to the great feedback we received on the intimate "black box" theatre format of Dear Edwina in Season Three, we are reprising that presentation for Junie B. Jones. Rehearsals and Performances will be held in the Trinity United Methodist Church.


Rehearsal 1 – Tuesday, September 4 @ 3:30-6pm
Rehearsal 2 – Wednesday, September 5 @ 3:30-6pm
Rehearsal 3 – Thursday, September 6 @ 3:30-6pm

Rehearsal 4 – Monday, September 10 @ 3:30-6pm
Rehearsal 5 – Tuesday, September 11 @ 3:30-6pm
Rehearsal 6 – Wednesday, September 12 @ 3:30-6pm
Rehearsal 7 – Thursday, September 13 @ 3:30-6pm

Rehearsal 8 – Monday, September 17 @ 3:30-6pm
Rehearsal 9 – Tuesday, September 18 @ 3:30-6pm
Rehearsal 10 – Wednesday, September 19 @ 3:30-6pm
Rehearsal 11 – Thursday, September 20 @ 3:30-6pm

Rehearsal 12 – Monday, September 24 @ 3:30-6pm
Rehearsal 13 – Tuesday, September 25 @ 3:30-6pm
Rehearsal 14 – Wednesday, September 26 @ 3:30-6pm
Rehearsal 15 – Thursday, September 27 @ 3:30-8pm

Rehearsal 16 – Monday, October 1 @ 3:30-6pm
Rehearsal 17 – Tuesday, October 2 @ 3:30-8pm
Rehearsal 18 – Wednesday, October 3, @ 3:30-8pm
Rehearsal 19 – Thursday, October 4, @ 3:30-8pm



  • Friday, October 5 at 7pm
  • Saturday, October 6 at 1pm
  • Saturday, October 6 at 7pm

Tickets will be available for purchase online through stageGR.


Trinity United Methodist Church  

1100 Lake Drive SE Grand Rapids MI


Join the Cast!

Students in 6th grade through 12th grade after the summer break are eligible to be cast in Junie B. Jones

Unlike many theater programs, stageGR auditions are low-pressure.  There are no cuts!  Instead, we limit the number of registrations; first-come, first-served.  If you are registered, you are in the production!  

No resume is required, but all students must be pre-registered.   Tuition is collected at the time of registration via credit card, or you can indicate you will pay at the audition using cash or check. 

Wednesday, August 29 from 3-6pm

Thursday, August 30 from 3-6pm



Through the generosity of our sponsors, we have full or 50% scholarships available to permit participation by families who do not have the financial means to pay the full tuition amount.   Scholarship grants are based entirely upon need, and are strictly limited in number, so prompt application is urged if you need to take advantage of this program.

To apply, simply use the cast registration form and select the scholarship level desired.  You will be placed on a waitlist until scholarship awards are selected and recipients are personally notified.







Junie B. Jones is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
- See more at the MTI web site.