Do you have an upcoming audition for Junie B. Jones? Well unless you have specifically been asked to sing a song from the show that you’re auditioning for, it’s generally best not to. That said, you should still show off similar vocals and personality. So here’s our list of audition songs for Junie B Jones, broken down by character.
Since Junie B. Jones is a contemporary musical, most of the audition song selections below come from contemporary musicals as well. There is also a playful, childlike quality to most of them in order to match the style of the show.
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Step 1: Read your audition details
*Important!* In some auditions for Junie B. Jones, they may actually request that you prepare a song from the show. They also might specify exactly what they’d like to hear (a nursery rhyme, something comedic, etc.). Also, as you’re picking out a song, these links may be helpful:
Step 2: Get to know the show
In casting calls, they often ask for you to be “familiar with the show”. And even if it’s not requested, it’s generally assumed. One way to do this is to listen to the Junie B. Jones cast album➝ while reading through the synopsis.
Step 3: Pick an audition song
Next, based on your personality and vocal type, decide whether you’d like to audition for the ensemble or a specific character. Just keep in mind that if you audition for a specific character, you still might not be chosen for that particular role.
There’s usually a spot on the audition form asking if you are open to being in the ensemble or accepting a different role. I would suggest ticking that box and taking whatever you are offered. Every role is important, and you will earn valuable experience in a show.
And on that same note, even if you audition for the ensemble (and not a specific character), there’s always a chance you might get chosen for a leading/supporting role!
To summarize, keep an open mind and try not to take the process too seriously. And when you’re ready, choose the song that you feel most comfortable with from the list below.
“A Little More Homework” – 13
“I’m Not That Smart” – The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
“Michael in the Bathroom” – Be More Chill
“Reindeers are Better Than People” – Frozen
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“Good Girl Winnie Foster” – Tuck Everlasting
“Hey, It’s Me” – Freckleface Strawberry
“I Speak Six Languages” – The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
“Notice Me, Horton” – Seussical
“Up on the Fridge” – Dear Edwina
“Brand New You” – 13
“Change the World” – Lysistrata Jones
“Opportunity” – 13
“What’s Wrong With Me?” – Mean Girls
“Being a Geek” – 13
“Human Stuff” – The Little Mermaid
“Positoovity” – The Little Mermaid
“Top of the World” – Tuck Everlasting
“Lost in the Brass” – Band Geeks
“Right Hand Man” – Something Rotten!
“How Lucky You Are” – Seussical
“Kristoff Lullaby” – Frozen
“Now I’ve Seen You” – Honk!
“Just Like That” – A Christmas Story
“Prayer of the Comfort Counselor” – The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
“Women and Sandwiches” – Freaky Friday
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“I See Stars” – Mean Girls
“My Grand Plan” – The Lighting Thief
“What It Means to Be a Friend” – 13
“Edwina” – Dear Edwina
“Here I Come” – 13
“World’s Greatest Dad” – Elf
“Abigail” – Dear Edwina
“Counting Down to Christmas” – A Christmas Story
“Electricity” – Billy Elliot
“Everlasting” – Tuck Everlasting
“I Know It’s Today” – Shrek
Step 4: Select a monologue
If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Junie B. Jones:
• “A Pony for Christmas” in Kids’ Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny➝
• “Babysitters Shouldn’t Have to …” in Kids’ Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny➝
• “I’ll Never” in Kids’ Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny➝
• “Lemonade for the Mailman” in Monologues for Kids and Tweens➝
• “Skipping Kindergarten” in Kids’ Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny➝
Final Step: Prepare for your audition
After collecting your materials and getting familiar with the show, it’s time to move forward with the actual preparation. If you’re in need of some guidance on this step, you can always go through this FREE audition prep checklist!
Want more songs? Check out these DIY Rep Books for EVERY vocal type!
Junie B. Jones Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Junie B. Jones, along with which characters sing in each of them. Unless you have been asked to, do not choose from the below songs for your audition! The following is more intended to be used for character research purposes.
* That said, if you’ve specifically been asked to sing a song from the show, you can find the sheet music for the best possible audition songs below.
“Top Secret Personal Beeswax” – Junie B, Company
“Lucille, Camille, Chenille” – Lucille, Camille, Chenille
“You Can Be My Friend” – Junie B, Herb
“Time to Make a Drawing” – Junie B, Herb, Jose, May, Mr. Scary, Ensemble
“You Need Glasses” – Company
“Show and Tell” – Company
“Now I See” – Junie B, Company
“Lunch Box” – Junie B, Company
“Gladys Gutzman” – Junie B, Sheldon, May, Jose, Mrs. Gutzman, Ensemble
“Kickball Tournament” – Lennie, Herb, Jose, Junie B, Ensemble
“Sheldon Potts’ Halftime Show” – Sheldon
“When Life Gives You Lemons” – Daddy, Mother, Junie B
“Kickball Tournament (Reprise)” – Lucille, Camille, Chenille
“When Life Gives You Lemons (Reprise)” – Junie B, Mother, Daddy, Ensemble
“Writing Down the Story of My Life” – Junie B, Company
Which of these audition songs for Junie B. Jones did you choose?
And what role are you auditioning for? We would love to hear all about it in the comments! And in the meantime, you can check out our database of best audition songs for other musicals.
Need extra help? Just go through this free audition prep checklist!
Author: Stacy Karyn
Stacy Karyn is the founder of Theatre Trip, author of The Thespian’s Bucket List, and creator of The Cast Album List. She has a TESOL drama certificate, a BA in theatre, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.