Junie B. Jones comes to life on November 14th at 11am on the Georgia Ensemble Theatre stage and you need to come see us sing our hearts out about a top secret personal beeswax journal! This show has been kick-ass and one hell of an experience for me. Being my first touring show, it has taught me a lot about what it means to pack a tinny bus with your sound equipment, set, and costumes. It also taught every single one of us how to unload and load the bus in just under 15 minutes. Bam! Took a few trials, but when we can pack up and leave a school in 15 minutes, let’s just say it makes everyone very happy.
Outside the technical learning curve, doing this show in the morning has taught me what determination and dedication looks like. You do not just get up at 5:00 AM to perform for a school at 8:15 AM and then drive to another school to perform at 11:15 AM… It is exhausting, hard on your body/voice, and really pushes you to your limit. Maybe, this is just my experience from doing this for the first time, but I am sure this is the learning curve everyone goes through when they sign up to do a Theatre for Young Audience tour for the very first time.
Doing children’s theatre is such a fun experience and a nice break from “adult” shows. In this show I become a 7 year old boy, and girl, who can’t stop moving, fidgeting with his backpack/dress, and being just an annoyingly, cute kid. Pure joy and adventure is what I pour into this character; despite the 6:15 AM call times.
If you want to bring your kids, or come see the show yourself, make sure to go to GET.org to reserve your tickets for the one public performance we have. Tickets are only $10 and it only runs an hour.