Junie B., Toothless Wonder

Feb. 3 & 10, 2024 • Family Series at The Historic Dock Street Theatre

By Allison Gregory
Based on the books JUNIE B., FIRST GRADER - TOOTHLESS WONDER and JUNIE B. JONES and that MEANIE JIM’S BIRTHDAY by Barbara Park
Direction by Rylee Coppel


About the Show

 
PRESENTING SPONSOR: 
THE JOHN AND CAROLYN PETERSON CHARITABLE FOUNDATION


ASSOCIATE SPONSORS: 
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
PUBLIX SUPER MARKETS CHARITIES

 

Everyone’s Favorite First Grader Loses a Tooth!

 
Junie B. has a lost tooth—what if she ends up looking like her toothless Uncle Lou? And what’s up with this Tooth Fairy thing? Amidst all these worries, Junie is wondering why she is the only kid in Room 9 who is left out of Jim’s birthday party. Is it because he’s the biggest meanie in the class? It’s a whole lot for a first grader to ponder.

Run Time: 65 Minutes (No Intermission)

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Cast

 

CHARACTER                                                                                                            ACTOR
Junie B. Jones..........................................................................................................................KYRA MCKILLIP*
Mom/May.............................................................................................................................CHLOË WENDLER*
Mr. Scary/Grampa Miller/Tooth Witch #3.............................................................EDDIE WEAVER*
Jim/Dad.....................................................................................................................DOMINICK VENTRELLA*
William/Principal/Tooth Witch #2............................................................BRENDAN CONSIDINE*
Grace/Miss Chris/Grandma Miller.......................................................................JHONIKA WRIGHT*
Paulie Allen Puffer/Tooth Witch #1/Office Lady...................................................ELIZA KNODE*
 
* Member, Charleston Stage Resident Acting Company
All cast biographies are featured online on the show page at CharlestonStage.com.

 

Cast Biographies (In Alphabetical Order)

Brendan ConsidineBRENDAN CONSIDINE (William/Principal/Tooth Witch #2)
Brendan is absolutely stoked to join Charleston Stage! Brendan is originally from Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey. Previous credits include Merrily We Roll Along (Charley Kringas), Crazy for You (Sam), Bright Star (u/s Jimmy and Billy), Legally Blonde, and Honk! The Musical (u/s Drake). He recently graduated with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Coastal Carolina this May. Brendan was also a member of the Inclusive Theatre club at CCU. He feels extremely lucky to have the support of his family and friends and could never have made it here without them. Chants up. Instagram: @brendan_considine

Eliza KnodeELIZA KNODE (Paulie Allen Puffer/Tooth Witch #1/Office Lady)
Eliza is beyond excited to return to Charleston Stage for their 46th Season! Some of her previous credits include: The Addams Family (Morticia), JFK & Inga Binga (Inga Arvad), Into the Woods (Witch), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Helena). Eliza earned her B.F.A in Musical Theatre from the University of Miami. She would like to extend gratitude to her family, friends, and teachers around the globe who support her. Website: elizaknode.com / Instagram: @eliza.knode

 

Kyra McKillipKYRA MCKILLIP (Junie B. Jones)
Kyra (she/her/hers) is absolutely elated to be a Resident Actor with Charleston Stage this season! As a native from Delaware, she traveled a few hours for her college experience to WVU. She recently graduated from West Virginia University with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre with a minor in Entertainment Media. Some of her favorite past roles are Alice in Bright Star, Ms. Gardner in Carrie The Musical, Amneris in Aida, and Eva Peron in EVITA. She is incredibly grateful to her family and friends for their endless support and can't wait to see where life takes her as a newfound college graduate!  Stay Connected: kyramckillipofficial.com / Instagram: @K.yraleigh

Dominick VentrellaDOMINICK VENTRELLA (Jim/Dad)
Dominick is originally from Ridgefield, Connecticut, and he is delighted to be joining Charleston Stage for its 46th season! A recent graduate of Western Connecticut State University, Dominick received his B.F.A. in Musical Theatre, as well as the 2020 WCSU Theatre Arts Acting Award. His previous credits include Peter and the Starcatcher: Smee (Ives Concert Park), Company: David (Regional Theatre of the Palouse), Gordon Gets Down: Mayor Horne (Forestburgh Playhouse), and Crazy for You: Lank (WCSU).  www.dominickventrella.com / @dmventrella

 

Eddie Weaver

EDDIE WEAVER (Mr. Scary/Grampa Miller/Tooth Witch #3)
Eddie is ecstatic to be joining the Charleston Stage family for their 46th season! Originally from Atlanta, Ga, he graduated from Columbus State University with his B.A. In Theatre Performance. Some of his favorite credits include: The Wiz (Lion), Once on this Island (Agwe), And Detroit 67 (Sly). Eddie would like to send his appreciation and gratitude to his loving family, friends, and teachers who have poured so much into him over the years. If you'd like to keep up with Eddie's journey, follow him on Instagram: @Eddiejihad

 

Chloë Wendler

CHLOË WENDLER (Mom/May)
Chloë is so excited to join Charleston Stage in its 46th season as a Resident Actor! Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Chloë just recently graduated with her B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Coastal Carolina University. Some of her recent credits include Little Sally (Urinetown), Kate (Legally Blonde), and Ensemble (Honk! The Musical). Chloë would love to thank her parents, her sister, and Alex Lefevre for all the support, love, and encouragement. Keep up with Chloë on her Instagram, Tik-Tok, or website! @chloewendler | @chloewiththefancye | www.chloewendler.com

 

Jhonika Wright

JHONIKA WRIGHT (Grace/Miss Chris/Grandma Miller)
Jhonika is thrilled to be returning to Charleston Stage for her second year as a Resident Actor! Originally from Maryland, Jhonika spent most of her life in Arkansas where she graduated from Ouachita Baptist University and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. Her favorite roles include Ti Moune and Erzulie (Once on This Island), Wendla (Spring Awakening), Cairo (We Are the Tigers), Grizabella (Cats), and Yertle the Turtle (Seussical the Musical). Sending all the love to her incredible family and friends for their endless support, “This one is for you!” To keep up with all things Jhonika, you can visit her Instagram: @jhonikaaaa

 


Education Guide

Every season, education guides are available for download online to incorporate in the classroom before attending Charleston Stage's school matinee performances. These guides are great tools to help educate students on the subject matter of productions they will see at the Historic Dock Street Theatre. View the education guide below for Junie B., Toothless Wonder!

 

 


Content Guide

We are always excited to see families at the theatre, and we know that parents may want more information on content when deciding if a show is appropriate for their family. Below is an outline of things parents may want to know about Junie B., Toothless Wonder

 

 

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