Theater presents ‘Junie B. Jones’

Cason Smith, Contributing Reporter

Theatre presented “Junie B Jones is Not a Crook” Wednesday morning for the feeder zone elementary students and will be performed to everyone on Thursday, Nov. 18 and Friday, Nov. 19 at 6 p.m.

“I’m excited because I get to perform in front of the little kids and make them laugh and get to see the smiles on their faces,” Hayden Olsen, who plays Ricardo, said.

Olsen isn’t the only one excited about the play. Amberleigh Alvarez said she’s excited about the play because this is her first time as lead role. 

“With all the efforts we’ve gone through, I’m excited to see it actually shine through,” Alvarez said. “The rehearsals so far have been fun and chaotic, because we’ve only had a month to put it together.”

Another cast member Stephanie Martinez who plays Lucille says the play is about how Junie B Jones deals with being a kid in Kindergarten.

“Waren calls Junie B a nut ball and that causes her to question her whole existence,” Martinez said. “So she goes on like throughout the whole play , like questioning how people view her”

The cast members are excited not just because of the play but because they get to perform in front of kids for the first time in years. 

“I think students that are younger children are really good audience members,” Martinez said. “This is my first children’s show at this school.”

Alvarez said that they’re not just performing at our school.

“We’re going to different elementary schools, and we’re going to perform our Junie B Jones show for them,” Alvarez said. “We did it prior to COVID year. But then, you know, COVID had to stop us so we couldn’t do it last year.”

For further details please contact theater teacher Jill Tanner via email at [email protected].  

Jose Gomez contributed to this report.