Performances of Junie B. Jones: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells have begun at Oklahoma Children’s Theatre. Today, I had the pleasure of interviewing Junie B. and some of her friends.
Q: What did you eat for dinner last night?
Junie B: PB&J without crusts
Sheldon: Spaghetti-Os, but I don’t like the meatballs or the cheese kind, so my mom picks out the meatballs.
May: Mac and cheese with hot dogs cut up
Herb: My parents have put me on a gluten free diet, so I had a rice-based tortellini with a cashew cheese purée and a small dash of basil, which is like my name. It’s sprinkled with nutritional yeast. My headaches have improved, thank you for asking.
Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Junie B: CEO of Cinnabon’s
Sheldon: WWII fighter pilot
May: Sea World dolphin trainer
Herb: I wanna be a director.
Grace: A preacher
Q: Do you have any pets?
Junie B: I have Phillip Johnny Bob, my real life elephant from Africa.
Sheldon: I have a lizard named Ice Cream.
May: I have three dogs and four cats and two bunnies.
Herb: I have a hypo-allergenic robotic dog.
Grace: I have a shark.
Q: When was the last time you cried?
Junie B: Ollie and I got into a fight, and I’m the only one who got in trouble.
Sheldon: When I found out the Titanic sank
May: I don’t know the last time I cried, but when I fell, I scraped my knee really bad and didn’t even cry.
Herb: When my parents took me to the Picasso sculpture exhibit but only because I had a gluten
Grace: I cried watching Space Jam.
Q: Describe yourself in one word.
Junie B: Wowie-wow-wow
Q: What’s your favorite song?
Junie B: “Boogie Shoes.” My dad used to play it on the way to soccer practice.
Sheldon: “I Had a Rooster” by John Lithgow
May: “I Want it That Way” by the Backstreet Boys
Herb: The entire album that Paul Simon did about Africa
Grace: “Africa” by Toto
Q: What’s your dream vacation?
Junie B: Hawaii or a rodeo
Sheldon: Going to Washinton D.C. and visiting the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
May: I would go to every Disneyworld in the world, back to back.
Grace: The Super Bowl
Q: Who is your greatest role model?
Junie B: Herb
Sheldon: Amelia Earhart. I’m still looking for her. She will be my wife.
May: Mine’s Elsa. She’s very inspiring.
Herb: I would have to say Cy Twombly.
Grace: I kinda dig Ru Paul.
Junie B. performances run until Dec. 18 at the Oklahoma Children’s Theatre.