‘Junie B. Jones Jr.’ Show A Hit At Wellington Elementary School

Teacher Joshua Lennox performs the show-stopping number “Gladys Gutzman.”

Wellington Elementary School’s Drama/Chorus Club recently staged a production of Junie B. Jones Jr. Creators Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich brought Barbara Park’s bestselling books to life, specifically created for Broadway Junior performances. The audience and the cast loved being part of Junie B. Jones on her first day of first grade.

There were approximately 85 students involved in the production, led by teacher Dave Morrison.

This was the first year that the school used a double cast. The group rehearsed a total of 43 times between the two casts and a pit chorus. There were five performances in a three-day period.

Several parents pitched in to make the show a success. Brynn Tiscione, Jan Allen and Jennifer Roland headed up the costume team. Rachael Laurino-Lang taught all of the dance choreography for the show. Teachers Stephanie Morrison and Jennifer Roland served as assistant directors. Cindi Taylor, a parent from the past, painted the vibrant sets, and strings teacher Joshua Lennox brilliantly played Gladys Gutzman.

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