Junie B. in Jingle Bells Batman Smells

512 State Street, Bristol, TN

Jingle_Bells_12x18 auditionsTheatre Bristol Announces Auditions for “Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells”

Roles available for men, women, and children


October 8 and 15 (Sundays) at 2:30 pm

October 9 and 16 (Mondays) at 6:30 pm

Call-Backs (if needed) – October 17 (Tuesday) at 6:30 p.m.

Casting Calls – October 19-20 (Thursday-Friday)

Rehearsals Begin – October 22 (Sunday) at 2:30 pm (tentative)

Rehearsals – October 22 through November 30

Sundays at 2:30 pm, Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday at 6:30 pm

Note:  Actors cast as Junie B, Grampa, and Philip may have calls at 6:00 (see note below)

Tech Week: November 26-30

Performances: Dec 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, evenings and matinees, possible school shows Dec. 1, 7, 8 & 14


Junie B Jones  An independent girl in first grade.  Good-natured, but holds her ground in arguments.

Herb  Junie B’s best friend in Classroom 1

May  Junie B’s arch enemy; always tries to get Junie B in trouble

Lucille  The rich girl, very proud and thinks she’s the prettiest girl ever

José  Another classmate, who might have a Spanish accent

Sheldon Classroom 1’s shy kid.

Mr. Scary  The teacher of this sometimes-unruly gang of kids

Mr. Toot  The choral teacher, in charge of classroom musicals

Elf Ellen   A PTA volunteer in charge of the Secret Santa gift store

Philip Johnny Bob  Junie B’s stuffed elephant, who hears her secrets and talks to her

Grampa Miller  Junie B’s grandfather on her mother’s side

Casting Notes:  Philip Elephant and Grampa Miller appear only with Junie B.  It is possible they could participate in this show and Annie if they can come at 6:00 to run their individual scenes with Junie B before Annie rehearsals begin.

Although the six child characters are in 1st grade, the play is frequently performed by older elementary students, or even high school students.  Casting will depend on the age group(s) who turn out for auditions, since the 3 girls and 3 boys must look (but not necessarily be) the same age.

Production Crew Interest

Production team and stage crew are welcome to come to any of the audition dates and discuss their interest and skill. This invitation includes those interested in orchestra, costuming, set design and construction, lighting, sound, stage management, props, publicity, and many other roles. You can also email to express your interest. All roles are volunteer, as there is no paid staff. No experience is necessary for crew work and we are happy to offer training.