I am beyond excited to be taking my oldest daughter to see Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School, and we want you to join us!
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust recently announced the award-winning Theatreworks USA will bring its musical stage production of Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School, to six neighborhood locations throughout the Pittsburgh area, January 10-17, 2016. This production is part of the Citizens Bank Children’s Theater Series, presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. Citizens Bank is the season sponsor of the series.
Theatreworks USA’s Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School brings together the creative team from the original Junie B. Jones musical. The book, lyrics, and music are by Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich (Theatreworks USA’s Junie B. Jones and Ever After, Dear Edwina, “Taylor the Latte Boy”) based on the best-selling books by Barbara Park. The production was originally directed by Peter Flynn (Theatreworks USA’s Junie B. Jones, Henry and Mudge, Skippyjon Jones) and choreographed by Devanand Janki (Theatreworks USA’s Junie B. Jones and Skippyjon Jones, Off-Broadway: Zanna Don’t, Cupid & Psyche). The scenic design is by Luke Hegel-Cantarella (Theatreworks USA’s Junie B. Jones), and the costumes are by Lora LaVon (Theatreworks USA’s Junie B. Jones).
Theatreworks USA’s musical adventure, Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School, is based on the popular books by Barbara Park. 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 jillion 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! This 60-minute musical is recommended for audiences age 3 and up.
To view scene highlights from Theatreworks USA’s musical production of Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School, visit: https://youtu.be/rJI33GTe-R8.
YOU can see this spectacular theater performance for FREE by entering my contest to win two FREE tickets to the performance date and location of your choice (see performance dates/times/locations below)! Just scroll down to the bottom of this post and enter to win! Deadline to enter is Wednesday, December 23rd at 11:59 p.m. Winner will be announced on Christmas Eve (December 24th) just in time for you to announce this gift on Christmas Day! Good luck and see you there! Visit www.TrustArts.org/kids to learn more!
City: Byham Theater, Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. and Monday, January 11 at 10:15 a.m. (student groups only)
East: Penn Hills High School, Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
North: Marshall Middle School, Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
West: Hopewell High School, Friday, January 15, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
South: Mt. Lebanon High School, Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Butler: Seneca Valley Intermediate High School, Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.