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Attention Junie B. fans: Raleigh Little Theatre plans musical based on the popular series

Posted January 28, 2019 8:18 p.m. EST
Updated January 30, 2019 7:17 a.m. EST

Credit: Raleigh Little Theatre

I'm not going to lie. As my nine-year-old cleaned out her bookshelf the other day and I watched her get rid of most of her Junie B. Jones books, I got a tiny bit teary. It certainly was time. She's fallen in love with Harry Potter and various graphic novels and has clearly moved on. But it's also worth nothing that she wasn't ready to completely say so long. She's holding on to a few of her favorites from the top-selling series, which she was addicted to just a couple of years ago.

And that's why it's likely you'll see the both of us at an upcoming performance of Raleigh Little Theatre's "Junie B. Jones, The Musical." It opens Feb. 15 and runs through March 3.

The story focuses on Junie B.'s first day of first grade when our hero finds out that things have changed. Junie’s friend, Lucille, doesn’t want to be her BFF anymore. And Junie has trouble reading the blackboard and she might need glasses. Expect plenty of laughs in this comical musical version of the series.

“The songs are so catchy, that the audience will leave singing - like I do every night after rehearsal. I want to tell the story that Junie B. is not a misbehaved child, but merely one trying to deal with the things life throws at her!” says Kathleen Rudolph, the director of the play, in a news release.

Raleigh Little Theatre will hold a few special events as part of the performance. Here's what's scheduled:

  • Enjoy fresh milk and cookies after the Thursday, Feb. 21, show provided by Insomnia Cookies.
  • A sensory-friendly performance is planned for 1 p.m., March 2. A sensory-friendly performance is modified for families and friends with children or adults who have difficulty with sensitivity. Sensory-friendly seating is general admission allowing individuals extra space if needed.

Tickets are on sale now. They are $12 for kids 12 and under and $18 for adults. More information is on Raleigh Little Theatre's website.