Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School has been released for licensing by Music Theatre International. The show, written by Ever After and Dear Edwina writing team Marcy Heisler (book and lyrics) and Zina Goldrich (music and vocal arrangements), joins MTI's Theatre for Young Audiences Collection, which features family-friendly shows with abbreviated running times that are intended for small casts of adults to perform for children.
A sequel to Goldrich and Heisler's earlier Junie B. Jones the Musical, the work was originally developed by Theatreworks USA and debuted at Off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Theatre in 2016. The story picks up as Junie B. Jones has been in school for more than one and a half years, leaving her with lots of tips and tricks to share on how to make it through the entire school day, from bus rides to snack time.
"Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich have artfully brought Junie's irrepressible wit and charm to life on stage through a clever book and a truly infectious score that will have adults and young audience members singing and dancing their way out of the theatre," shares MTI President and CEO Drew Cohen.
"I can't begin to tell you how much fun it was to adapt Barbara Park's wonderful books," says Heisler. "I can only imagine the joy that will come from sharing the show with audiences all over the country and beyond."
"We can't think of a better home for our beloved show than Music Theatre International," adds Goldrich. "The original June B. Jones The Musical has already enjoyed countless successful productions around the country and we can't wait to see what's in store for this next chapter."
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