Dear first-grade journal,

Hooray, hooray! There’s a musical (a play all jumbled together with singing and dancing, I believe) that’s all about me, Junie B. Jones! (The B stands for Beatrice, only I do not like Beatrice. I just like B, and that's all.)

This is the bestest musical ever, I tell you! It's got loads of funny songs, and it's based on a bunch of books this lady, Barbara Park, wrote about me and the things I do in first grade.

Junie B., First Grader (at Last!)
In first grade, I meet new friends (like Herb and José, but not that tattle-tale May). But my new teacher, Mr. Scary, thinks I might need glasses!

Junie B., Boss of Lunch
I get to help my friend, the cafeteria lady! And I get to wear a real actual hair net too! Who knows... Maybe someday I'll be the boss of the whole lunch operation!

Junie B., One-Man Band
The whole entire first grade is having a kickball tournament!  Only, when I practice my kicking, I stub my piggy toe so badly I can't play. But my friend Sheldon can't play either.  So maybe we can do a half-time show instead!

Whew! I'm glad I can write everything down in my Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal! And you know what? I think I might like first grade after all!

Love (but not the mushy kind),

Junie B.

Approximate Running Time: 60 Minutes
Recommended Ages: Grades K through 5

Curriculum Connections

  • Communication and Language Arts
  • Literature Based
  • Music
  • Relationships and Family


  • School
  • Honesty
  • Friendship
  • Acceptance
  • Kindness
  • Perserverence

Fun Fact

Writers Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich comprise the team behind the Broadway-bound adaptation of Ever After.

Original Credits

Book and Lyrics by Marcy Heisler
Music by Zina Goldrich
Based on the Junie B. Jones series of books by Barbara Park
Original Direction by Peter Flynn
Original Choreography by Devanand Janki
Scenic Design by Luke Hegel-Cantarella
Costume Design by Lora LaVon
Orchestrations by Scott Davenport Richards