Junie B Jones

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October 01, 2018
The Lovable “Junie B. Jones” Goes from Page to Stage at the Marion Palace Theatre this Weekend
Marion, OH – Audience members will experience an up-beat musical production with an adorable cast, fun-filled songs, and non-stop laughter when the Palace Cultural Arts Association and show sponsor Jim and Barb Greetham present “Junie B. Jones, Jr.” at the Palace Theatre main stage.  Show dates are Friday, October 5 at 7:30pm, Saturday, October 6 at 7:30pm, and Sunday, October 7 at 2:00pm.  Reserved tickets are priced at $18 for adults and $12 for students. Patrons are encouraged to order tickets early for the best seating.  
This adaptation of Barbara Park’s bestselling books will capture audience members’ hearts just as the books captivate entire generations of students. With a spunky main character, this favorite storybook geared toward children becomes a delightful stage adaptation theatre-goers of all ages will love.
Directed by Kristi Wink, “Junie B. Jones, Jr.” features over 40 local children between the ages 8 and 14 years including Maci Snyder as the lead character, Junie B. Jones. Supporting characters are Emmaly Bennett (Lucille), Nathan Rabun (Herb), Kade Ebert (Mr. Scary), Abby Isler (Mrs. Gladys Gutzman), Carter Rawlins (Daddy), Macyn Danals (Mother), Lucy Turner (Camille), Brooklyn Wallace (Chenille), Gabby Cametti (Grace), Scarlett Roston (Bobbi Jean Piper), Gabriel Douce (Mr. Woo), Carly Cruse (May), Quinn Menzie (Lennie), Ian Moore (Jose), Halli Schenk (Shirley), Noah Williams (Lunch Student), and Brody Cahill (Sheldon).
Rounding out the cast are cheerleaders played by Madelyn Cheney, Kylie Klaiber, Emma Peria, Elli Schenk, Katelyn Wicker, and Ruby Williams along with students Rebecca Baldinger, Emma Chiles, Izabelle Cooper, Abby Coyan, Aubrey Curry, Liam Curtis, Londyn Danals, Aleena Davis, Emery Gorenflo, Emily Hypes, Marissa Loyer, Kylee Mosley, Emily Ratliff, Hillary Rawlins, Audrey Simon, Anna Songer, Ciara Sturm, Miley Turner, Susanna Turner, Waverly Werling, and Robbie Whalen.
In addition to “Junie B. Jones, Jr.,” the Marion Palace Theatre offers theatre-goers a diverse entertainment schedule in the coming months. In the May Pavilion, patrons will enjoy a Palace produced musical comedy “Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?” on October 19, 20, and 21 with tickets priced at $12 children, $18 adult; an Improv in the May series with $5 admission; and an affordable, family-friendly Halloween celebration for $5 per person. Performing on the main stage will be Country music super group Diamond Rio on Friday, November 2 at 8:00 p.m. with tickets priced at $30, $36, $42, and $48.
Please note a $1 fee will be added to each ticket purchased by a non-PCAA member. Ticketing fees are waived for current 2018-2019 Palace Cultural Arts Association (PCAA) Members. For more information or to purchase tickets for the shows listed above, call the Marion Palace Theatre Box Office at 740-383-2101 or visit www.marionpalace.org
If You Go
WHAT: Marion Palace Theatre production of “Junie B. Jones, Jr.” Book and lyrics by Marcy Heisler. Music by Zina Goldrich.  Adapted from the JUNIE B. JONES Series of books by Barbara Park. JUNIE B. JONES, THE MUSICAL is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. – Friday, October 5 and Saturday, October 6 and 2 p.m. – October 7, 2018
WHERE: Marion Palace Theatre, 276 W Center St., Marion OH 43302
RUNNING TIME: approximately 90 minutes, one intermission
TICKETS: $18 Adults, and $12 Children age 12 and under.