The West Virginia Wesleyan College Performing Arts building was the site of this weekend’s performance of Junie B. Jones The Musical.
The performers ranged from six to fifteen years-old, and they were under the direction of two recent Wesleyan graduates.
They performed for an hour each day Thursday through Sunday. Eight-year old Ava Trent starred as Junie B.
“It’s really fun. And I think Junie is a lot like me, because we have a lot in common. It’s a big honor to get that role. I’m going to be sad that the show is over but I’m happy I did it,” said Trent.
“I know as far as music goes, there are 25 songs they sing packed into a 60 minute show. All of the kids have worked really hard to learn all the words and all of the dances that go along with that. They’ve given up basically their entire summer for this,” said Shelby Williams, recent WVWC grad who was Musical Director and played piano during the musical.
People could vote for their favorite performer by putting money into cups outside the auditorium with each performer’s name on them.
All money that was donated goes to Buckhannon Community Theatre under the performers’ names.