Oct. 23 & 30, 2021 • Family Series at The Historic Dock Street Theatre
By Allison Gregory
Based on the Best-Selling Book Series by Barbara Park
Direction by Katelyn Crall
About the Show
PETER GLENVILLE FOUNDATION
Something terrible happened to Junie B. Jones at school today! Someone stole her new furry mittens! So when Junie B. finds a wonderful pen of many colors, she should be allowed to keep it, right? Because finders keepers, losers weepers. And guess what? There's a new boy in kindergarten and he is the handsomest. The only thing is both Grace and Lucille want him to be their boyfriend. Maybe he will love Junie B. when he sees her wonderful pen! It is okay to keep it, right? Junie B. Jones is not a crook . . . or is she? A hilarious and heartfelt tale based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park.
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Junie B. Jones................................................................................MOLLY BURRIS*
Grace/Pink Fluffy Girl................................................................SIERRA ORR*
Lucille/Grouchy Typing Lady/Choir.................................JULIA KELLY-DAVIS*
Mr. /Father/Parrot........................................................................K’NIQUE EICHELBERGER*
Jim/Mitten Crook/Grampa Frank/Choir.......................DREW H. WELLS*
Handsome Warren/Live Fireman/Choir......................JERQUINTEZ A. GIPSON*
Ricardo/Principal/Lucille’s Grandpa/Choir.................ROBERTO MÉNDEZ*
* Member, Charleston Stage Resident Professional Acting Company
MOLLY BURRIS (Junie B. Jones)
Molly is very grateful to join Charleston Stage this season as a member of Charleston Stage’s Resident Professional Acting Company. Originally from Austin Texas, Molly is a recent Musical Theatre graduate from The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University. She recently made her Charleston Stage debut as Margo Crawford in Bright Star. Other credits include: Madge (Picnic), Princess (Love’s Labour’s Lost), Luisa (The Fantasticks), and Daphne (Fly By Night). She would like to thank her wonderful friends and family for all of their endless support. www.mollyburris.com / @mollyburris
K’NIQUE EICHELBERGER (Mr./Father/Parrot)
K’nique originally from Columbia, South Carolina, is a recent graduate of Brevard College where he received his B.A. in Music and Theatre Performance. His favorite roles include Jack in Into The Woods, Stanley in An Evening With Tennessee Williams, Matt and Scratchy in Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play, Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors, Albert in Bye Bye Birdie, Luke in Camp Rock The Musical and Jamie in The Last 5 Years. He is excited to be joining the Resident Professional Acting Company and is grateful for his family and friends who’ve helped him along the way.
JERQUINTEZ A. GIPSON (Handsome Warren/Live Fireman/Choir)
Jerquintez, a new Resident Actor with Charleston Stage, received a B.F.A. at The University of Memphis with a concentration in Musical Theatre and a Minor in Dance, with credits including: EMMA A New Musical (Trevor), Working the Musical (Frank), Trouble in Mind (John) and much more. Jerquintez has also performed in many different shows around Memphis and Mississippi including: Hairspray (Theatre Memphis), Jelly’s Last Jam (Hatiloo Theatre), and more. He enjoys performing any chance he gets and loves to inspire others to never give up. Thank you to Carla (Mother) and Terriney (Sister) for everything. To see more of him: Instagram @Jxlonzo / Tiktok @jaytotheque30 / Website https://jgipson24.wixsite.com/website
JULIA KELLY-DAVIS (Lucille/Grouchy Typing Lady/Choir)
Julia is thrilled to be returning to Charleston Stage for Season 44 as a Second Year Resident Professional Actor! Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, she is a recent graduate of Arizona State University where she received her B.M. in Music Theatre Performance in 2019. You may have seen Julia on the Dock Street Stage as Rusty in Footloose, Jovie in Elf The Musical, Annabel Lee in Nevermore! Voyage Into the Netherworld, and most recently Lucy Grant in Bright Star. Other recent credits include Lilli Vanessi/Kate in Kiss Me, Kate, Vivienne Kensington in Legally Blonde The Musical, and Gingy in Shrek The Musical. Julia has loved her time in Charleston so far, and cannot wait for another year with this amazing company! www.juliakellydavis.com / @juliakellydavis
ROBERTO MÉNDEZ (Ricardo/Principal/Lucille’s Grandpa/Choir)
Roberto is thrilled to be joining Charleston Stage this 44th season as a Resident Actor! Originally from Ponce, Puerto Rico, Roberto recently graduated from Columbus State University with a B.F.A. in Theatre Performance in May of 2021. You may have recently seen Roberto in Charleston Stage’s production of Bright Star as Billy Cane, or in Blithe Spirit as Charles Condomine. Some of his favorite past credits include Ernst in Spring Awakening (Mill Mountain Theatre), Ritchie Valens in Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story (Highlands Playhouse), and Papa Square in Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical (Mill Mountain Theatre). Roberto would love to dedicate this performance to his little sister Elisa, and wishes you all enjoy the show!
SIERRA ORR (Grace/Pink Fluffy Girl)
Sierra is so excited to continue her first year at Charleston Stage performing in Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook! She is a recent graduate from James Madison University with a B.A. in Theatre. Previously, you may have seen her as Elvira in Blithe Spirit or as an ensemble member/dancer in Bright Star! Outside of Charleston Stage, she has performed in the premiere production of Walls: An American Story as Abigail, Beauty and the Beast as Belle, Intimate Apparel as Mayme where she was a Region II Irene Ryan finalist, The Women as Maggie/Nurse, and others! Today and always, she sends love and much gratitude to her family for all their support and to God for being by her side through it all. Keep up with her on instagram and on her website @sierrachristiana / www.orrsierra.wixsite.com/website
DREW H. WELLS (Jim/Mitten Crook/Grampa Frank/Choir)
Drew, a first year Resident Actor with Charleston Stage, received a B.F.A. at East Carolina University with credits including “Gabe” in Next to Normal, “Moritz” in Spring Awakening, and “Peter” in Peter and the Starcatcher. Previously, Drew performed at the Texas Shakespeare Festival as “Jack” in Into the Woods, as well as at the Round Barn Theatre as “Gilbert Blythe” in Anne of Green Gables. Originally from Southern Maine, Drew’s family lives in Tennessee and he would like to thank them for dealing with him. Drew enjoys guitar, juggling, and dry humor. Keep up with his shenanigans at www.drewhwells.com / Instagram: @drewhwells
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