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Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School

Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Delightful, Hilarious

About the show

TheatreworksUSA presents a musical adventure based on Barbara Park's popular book of the same name, with the pronunciation-challenged Junie B. sharing her tips on navigating school. 

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Now that Junie B. Jones has been going to school for over one-and-a-half years, who better to write the book on everything you need to know? From bus rules to band-aids, carpools to cookies, Junie B. and friends deliver the definitive word on surviving and thriving in style. With a gillion tips, tricks, and trip-ups, Junie B. shares her hard-won expertise and shows us all how school is sometimes scary, sometimes super-fun, and always something to sing about! Written by celebrated songwriting duo Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich. Best for elementary schoolers. 



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80
The New York Times

"Ms. Heisler has deftly expanded her source material, an advice book in Junie’s voice, into a multilayered story...The results are usually effervescent and entertaining, despite the script’s faithfulness to Junie’s odd locution...Junie’s escapades aren’t always believable, but Kristin Stokes carries them out with appropriate moxie. Imaginatively staged by the show’s director, Peter Flynn, they incorporate several standout musical numbers." Full Review

80
Lighting & Sound America

"Basically a revue of musical numbers strung along a thin narrative line about Junie learning a lesson about herself, the show is a fast-moving entertainment that should keep young audiences diverted for 60 minutes. Keeping things buoyant is the score, by Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich, the cabaret favorites, which repeatedly injects the proceedings with fresh bursts of energy…At the performance I attended, a full house of grade schoolers was fairly rapt all the way through." Full Review


100
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Family friendly, Adorable

See it if You love Junie B Jones books or you want somewhere just plain fun to bring the kids.

Don't see it if You don’t love Junie B Jones books.

100
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You love Junie B.

Don't see it if You don't

85
Funny, Original, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you have a young child to take. This cute show teaches a few life lessons and will also nurture his/her love for theater.

Don't see it if you have no child to take.

83
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you are looking for a really fun show for kids. Beautiful set, well directed, terrific choreography, strong acting.

Don't see it if you aren't accompanied by someone under the age of 12!

78
Funny, Clever, Refreshing, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you loved the book and want to experience through awesome actors

Don't see it if you don't​ like the book series

86
Funny, Delightful, Quirky, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if You have children or teach children.

Don't see it if You don't like children's theatre, quirky female leads or cheese

77
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of the Junie B books

Don't see it if You have no "child" in you!

100
Quirky, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You have kids!

Don't see it if You don't have kids

81
Funny, Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if I like it

Don't see it if Toddler's


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