Performances Nov. 8 - 12, 2023

NOTE: Nov. 11th 2PM performance is supported with sign language.

About the show

The Big One-Oh! JR. is a wildly creative, funny, and clever coming-of-age story full of so much heart, and endless fun! Charley Maplewood is about to reach a milestone: he’s turning ten – the big one-oh! He has never been one for parties — that would require friends, which he doesn’t have. Well, unless you count his monster friends, but they’re only imaginary. Charley’s still adjusting to his parents’ divorce and his move to a completely new school. Now that he’s turning ten, he decides to throw a birthday party for himself, complete with a “House of Horrors” theme. Of course, things don’t work out as he plans. Will Charley be able to pull it together before the big one-oh… becomes the big OH-NO!?

Based on the beloved book, The Big One-Oh! JR is a brand new musical that features lyrics by Academy Award-winner (Fame, Footloose) Dean Pitchford, the author of the novel; music by three-time Tony-winner Doug Besterman (The Producers, Fosse, Elf, Young Frankenstein), and a book by iTheatric’s award-winning playwright Timothy Allen McDonald (Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, James and the Giant Peach).

NOTE: Nov. 11th 2PM performance is supported with Sign Language. This is made possible through the Barrie Cultural Grant Projects.

Show Photos

The Production Team

Noah Hollinshead

Music Director
Karen Parnell

Adam Ashby

Andree Day & Lorie Hanley

Stage Manager
Carley Beattie

Executive Producer
Judi Erickson


Fri. Nov. 10th


Sat. Nov. 11th


Sun. Nov. 12th


Venue – Georgian Theatre

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