The State Fair Community College Theatre Arts program offers a two-night public performance of "Junie B. Jones: The Musical" at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18 and Sunday, Nov. 19. This comical musical created by Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich, is an adaptation of four of Author, Barbara Park's best-selling books. SFCC Theatre Instructor and Program Coordinator Kristen Henning will direct the musical. SFCC Theatre's second production this fall has already successfully performed to large audiences during their school group performance on Nov.13-17. This production is recommended for ages four and up.

The 60-minute musical follows Junie B.'s exciting first day of first grade as she finds out that a lot of things have changed for her: Junie's friend, Lucille, does not want to be her best friend 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.

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Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at or by calling the Box Office at (660) 530-5814 from 2-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. SFCC students and employees may reserve tickets for performances at no cost in the Box Office. Wheelchair seating is available upon request. For special accommodations, email Kristen Henning at

The Theatre Arts program at State Fair Community College offers professional-quality instruction and productions in outstanding theatrical facilities. Opportunities include acting and technical scholarships. The program prepares students to present three full-length plays, a children's show and student-directed one-act plays every year. For more information about SFCC's Theatre Arts program, go to


Junie B. Jones: Taylor Joronen

Lucille/Jose: Gianna Ortiz

Herb/Chenille: Alex Knudsen

May/Mother: Emma Miller

Sheldon/Camille: James Hyde III

Mr. Scary/Daddy: Walker Beaman

Bobbie Jean Piper/Ensemble: Emily Mayhew

Grace/Ensemble: Shelby Lutjen

Lennie/Ensemble: Ross Owen

Mrs. Gutzman/Ensemble: Payton Lawrence


Director: Kristen Henning, SFCC instructor, program coordinator

Assistant Director: Avory Nail

Dramaturg: Dylan Young

Stage Manager: Sarah Hensel

Assistant Stage Manager: Charlise Perez

Dance Captain: Emma Miller

Sound Board Operator/Mics: Gabe Sokolowski

Light Board Operator: Ashton Gerhart

Costume Design: Alaina Ayers

Assistant Costume Design: Shelby Jutjen

Costume Construction: Kaitlyn Mehl, Stephanie Carr, Dylan Young

Hair/Makeup Design: Avory Nail, Taylor Joronen

Props Master: Max Kleinschmidt

Assistant Props Master: Sarah Hensel

Props Construction: Gianna Ortiz, Mason Fosnow, Erika Freeman

Assistant Scenic Designer: Emily Mayhew

Scenic Construction: Ashton Gerhart, Mason Fosnow, Ellie Siegfried, Ross Owen, Walker Beaman, Payton Lawrence, Gabe Sokolowski, Max Kleinschmidt

Marketing/Publicity: Natalee Dillon, Analyce Hayley

Front of House: Analyce Hayley


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