Rock Island Alleman High School will present "Junie B. Jones The Musical" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, and Saturday, Feb. 22, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23 at the Dr. Tracy Spaeth Performing Arts Center at the high school.
The show is based on the popular series of children's books by Barbara Park.
In the musical, Junie (played by Molly Ahern) is entering first grade and faces a host of problems.
The rest of the cast features Nate Cederoth as Herb, Liana Tillberg as Lucille, Ashlynn Lara as Camille, Carina Ortiz as Chenille, Daniel Smith in dual roles as Sheldon and Lennie, Avriel Mentado as May, Kayla Easley in dual roles as Mommy and Grace, Erik Coulter as Daddy, Elena Vallejo as Mrs. Gutzman, Nick White as Mr. Scary, Kara Johnson as Bobbi Jean Piper, Isabel Vega as Josie and Elijah Farwell as Mr. Woo.
In addition to the 14 Alleman students, the cast will include about 50 kids in second-, third- and fourth-grade at Jordan Catholic School, Seton Catholic School and Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy.
The show's director is Leslie Zeglin, and she is assisted by musical director Amy Trimble; technical director Jay Whitmore, who also designed the set; and student choreographer Anneliese Dockery-Jackson.