Musical

Halifax County Little Theatre will hold auditions for their winter youth musical, “Junie B Jones The Musical. Jr.” Sisters Elisabeth Brogden and Sarah Brogden will be directors for the show, which will run in late February.

Halifax County Little Theatre will be holding auditions for a winter show at The Prizery, “Junie B Jones The Musical, Jr.,” the first show in that building since the pandemic closed up live performances there.

The Prizery was just a few weeks away from opening the happy show when COVID-19 shut it down, and they had to stop the production’s rehearsals. HCLT will be picking up the show for all those who were looking forward to being in it or coming to see it, with The Prizery’s blessings.

The sister duo of Elisabeth Brogden and Sarah Brogden are co-directing the high energy comic musical, with Josh Glasscock as musical director and Deion Muse as choreographer.

The Brogden sisters were active both in Halifax County High School and HCLT theatre performances during their school years, and then both also participated in the Averett University Theatre Department. Elisabeth Brogden is on the HCLT Board of Directors and has continued performing here while teaching in Danville, and Sarah Brogden was a theatre major at Averett, graduating last May. She currently teaches at Halifax County Middle School and has started a theatre club after school.

Join Junie B on day one of first grade, where many changes are in store: Junie B’s best friend Lucille has found new best friends, and Junie B must make new ones too, one of whom is Herb, the new kid at school. Junie B also discovers that she might need to wear glasses. Add in a friendly cafeteria lady, an intense kickball tournament, and a “top Secret Personal Beeswax Journal,” and first grade has never been more exciting!

Auditions will be held at The Prizery on Sunday, Nov. 21, at 2 p.m. and on Monday, Nov. 22 at 6:30 p.m., with possible callbacks on Tuesday evening. Those wishing to audition should have a 16-measure song of their choice prepared to sing to show off their abilities.

Participants should be at least 8 years old through high school age. It’s a fun show that should make people happy, and that is what HCLT wants: happiness on stage again!

HCLT invites residents to join or sign up to be a part of the back stage crew.