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Junie B. Jones!


Sneak a peek into the "Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal" of the outspoken and  lovable Junie B. Jones!

It's Junie B.'s first day of first grade, and a lot of things have changed for her: Junie's friend, Lucille, doesn't want to be her best pal anymore and, on the bus, Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. Also, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard and her teacher, Mr. Scary, thinks she may need glasses. Throw in a friendly cafeteria lady, a kickball tournament and a "Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal," and first grade has never been more exciting.

Featuring a tremendously loveable character and fun-filled songs, Junie B. Jones will capture your hearts just as the books captivated an entire generation of students. 

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May 11-21, 2023​

May 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 & 20 at 7:00pm
May 13, 14, 20 & 21 at 2:00pm


ENCORE! Theatre

9620 Campo rd. 

Spring Valley, CA 91977

Katie Wallace-Coppo



Katie Wallace-Coppo is a San Diego based director, choreographer, and dance instructor. Her passion for tap and contemporary dance enriches her unique approach to storytelling. She has worked artistically with multiple theaters and studios across San Diego county but will always call Young Actors' Theatre home. She currently works at La Jolla Playhouse in the Philanthropy Department and lives in La Mesa with her husband Rob, and her two step kids, Nick & Charlotte. Some of her favorite credits include: Muppets Camp, Descendants (YAT), Guys & Dolls (WHHS), Thoroughly Modern Millie (CPH), & West Side Story (YAT). 

Music Director
Matt Ignacio



Matt Ignacio is an accomplished singer and choir director. He is the Artistic Director for Tremble Clefs San Diego, as well as the Music Director at St. John of the Cross Catholic Church. His previous YAT credits include Bye Bye Birdie, The Music Man, Mulan, Aladdin, Mary Poppins, Matilda, and more!

Assistant Director/Stage Manager
Alicia Campen



Alicia is excited to be back as Stage Manager and Assistant Director of Junie B. Jones! Alicia was Stage Manager for Descendants with YAT last year and cannot wait to see some familiar faces and welcome new ones. Alicia is a mom of three and the Junie B. Jones books and musicals have been a big part of her kid's childhoods. Her older daughter was in Junie B. Jones: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells and her son crewed Junie B. Jones the Musical, both at Junior Theater. Alicia hopes the tradition continues at YAT as her youngest daughter will be auditioning for the show.

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