Creating the best art in the safest way possible!

Our JPAS Journey this Winter/Spring will be filled with budding relationships, artistic flow, social connections, mindfulness and a growing passion for the arts.

We are providing an excellent performing arts experience in the safest way possible. This year we are offering smaller casts grouped by age and more personalized time with our artistic team.  The program remains infused with the same JPAS Magic we all know and love. It’s always about experience at JPAS and we assure you this experience will have our children feeling empowered and artistically fulfilled.

Click here to see what is new & exciting this year!

This year we are putting on two shows, Jungle Book Kids for ages 7-11 and Into the Woods JR for ages 12 – 18.  We will have 4 casts with 12 (max) actors, per cast each grouped by age.  We are using a model that was very successful this summer at Camp StarQuest. This well thought out format enables us to instill COVID safety protocols while our actors and professional staff bond and share in our collective passion for the arts, as we learn from the best of the best in DFW!

This year’s daily rehearsal schedule allows each actor to have more individualized and one on one attention with our creative team, and each actor will have more responsibility and stage time as a result of the smaller casts.

There will still be sets, costumes and lighting. Instead of an audience will be serving it up to you with a professionally directed and produced performance video taking place on our Zale Stage.   This creative twist, enhances this year’s program by introducing a new artistic element (videos and cameras) our performers have yet to experience at JPAS.



Each cast will….

⭐️ Take part in Mindfulness practices
⭐️ Spend one hour with their Director
⭐️ Spend one hour with their Music Director
⭐️ Spend one hour with their Choreographer

Jungle Book, Kids (Ages:  7-11)

The jungle is jumpin’ with jazz in this exciting Disney classic adapted from the beloved Disney film, Jungle Book!  Banished by the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan, a human boy named Mowgli and his panther friend, Bagheera, are on the run in the deepest parts of the jungle. On their journey, the two meet a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd of elephants and a giant bear named Baloo, who teaches them the swingin’ musical rhythms of the jungle. After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys led by King Louie, Mowgli and Bagheera are forced to run for their lives. When Shere Khan returns, our heroes must rally their fellow animals into battle and restore peace throughout the jungle. With colorful characters and that toe-tapping jungle rhythm, this show is so much fun! 

Into the Woods, JR (Ages:  12 – 18)

This Tony Award-winning musical includes many of your favorite characters: Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk!), and of course the Witch – all who meet and interact in this whimsical & original show. Step into adventure as their different stories intertwine with each other when they all journey Into the Woods. The musical weaves together the tales of a baker and his wife who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the king’s festival; Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk; and Little Red Riding Hood who just wants to bring Grandma a few croissants! When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse and wind up changed forever.

Production Info

All actors must completely fill out the audition form and bring three copies to auditions. Actors also need to bring three headshots (does not need to be professional quality); please have a headshot paper-clipped to each audition form. Any and all conflicts MUST be listed clearly on the audition form. Attendance is needed for rehearsals. Tech and Performance/Film week are mandatory.

Ages: 7 – 10

Wednesday, January 6
4:30 – 8:30 pm

Ages 11 – 18

Thursday, January 7
4:30 – 8:30 pm

Audition Preparation:

Each actor please be prepared to sing the following:

Jungle Book Kids-  “Bare Necessities”
Ages:  7-11

Into the Woods, Jr , “Giants in the Sky
Ages:  12-18

 Song choice does not indicate which role you’ll be cast.Sheet music and MP3 of songs coming soon. If/when printing the sheet music PDFs, make sure to check ‘fit to page’ before printing (this will ensure nothing is cut off). 

Can You Feel the Love Tonight?

I Just Can’t Wait to Be King

Weekly Rehearsal Schedule: All Casts

Sundays, January 10 – February 28
1:30 – 5:30 pm

Please note: Additional Rehearsal Date on Thursday, March 4th from 4:30 – 8:30 pm

Tech Rehearsal and Performance/Film Schedule
Rehearsal time TBD based on casting

Sunday, March 7
1:00 – 5:00 pm or 5:00 – 9:00 pm

Monday, March 8
4:30 – 7:30 pm or 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Tuesday, March 9
4:30 – 8:30 pm

Wednesday, March 10
4:30 – 8:30 pm

Thursday, March 11
4:00 – 7:00 pm or 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Rehearsal Information:

  • Final Tech and Performance/Film Schedule will be provided for each actor the week of January 10.


Member: $472.50 (Before December 1st) or $535 (After December 1st)

Non Member: $535.50 (Before December 1st) or $595 (After December 1st)

This workshop is designed to help prepare all actors for audition day.

More information coming soon!

If you are planning to audition for JPAS’ Spring production, get a leg up and sign-up for this one day workshop! Discuss the backstory and overarching themes of the “The Lion King JR,” learn this year’s audition songs “Can you Feel The Love Tonight” and “I Just Can’t Wait To be King.” Learn how to work with an accompanist, master how to tell a story through song, sharpen your vocal and audition techniques, work with our show’s choreographers, and learn the audition sequence too so you can walk into this audition with confidence!

  • Sunday, January 5
  • 2 – 5 pm
  • Ages: 7 – 18
  • Member: $100 | Non-member: $125
  • Artistic Staff: JPAS Lion King Production Team

A Message from Our Directors

Linda Leonard, Performance Director

Linda Leonard has directed at the JCC since 2000. She has been a professional director, choreographer, teacher, actor (AEA,SAG/AFTRA), singer, and dancer for over 45 years, here in the Metroplex and in NYC, Chicago, Los Angeles, and abroad. Linda was in the Broadway national tour of Cats. Linda has directed or choreographed for WaterTower Theatre, Stage West, Circle Theatre, Echo Theatre, CitiRep, and Theatre Three to name a few in Dallas and Fort Worth. Linda was the Education Director for WaterTower Theatre (3 years), is a professor at KD Conservatory, and her credits include award-winning roles such as Ann Richards (Critics Forum and Column Awards) and Aurora in The Kiss of The Spiderwoman (Leon Rabin, Column and Critics Forum Awards). Linda also has numerous credits in film and television, and is represented by The Horne Agency in Dallas/LA, and directed a web series about autism, “Saving Hope”, which premiered in March of 2019. Linda is dedicated to the process of creativity, nurturing, and empowering young artists in every aspect of the arts. She resides in Dallas with her talented husband, actor Bill Jenkins. She is grateful to Alise Robinson for all her wonderful work with JPAS.

Adam Wright, Music Director

Adam C Wright has been music directing theater in Dallas since 1997, including the US Premieres of Soho Cinders and Closer to Heaven. As a composer and orchestrator, current projects include Isabella’s Treasure and A Taste of Beauty. He has worked as Betty Buckley’s local accompanist, and served as MD and copyist for Facing East at the Lyric Theater in London with Harriet Thorpe, Rebecca Lock, and Alasdair Harvey. Recent credits have been at Watertower Theatre, Dallas Children’s Theatre, Imprint Theatreworks, and Uptown Players.

Tickets Now on Sale!

Hakuna Cast

  • Thursday, March 26 at 7 pm
  • Sunday, March 29 at 2 & 6 pm


Creative Team

  • Producer: Alise Robinson
  • Director: Larry Borero
  • Music Director: Joseph Burnam
  • Choreographer: Rachel Smith
  • Costume Designer: Sakura Brunette

Matata Cast

  • Thursday, April 2 at 7 pm
  • Sunday, April 5 at 2 & 6 pm


Creative Team

  • Producer: Alise Robinson
  • Director: Linda Leonard
  • Assistant Director: Liz Carr
  • Music Director: Ian Mead Moore
  • Choreographer: Skylar Duvall
  • Costume Designer: Sakura Brunette


  • Adult: $15
  • Child/senior: $12

Zale Auditorium
Aaron Family JCC
7900 Northaven Rd
Dallas, TX 75230

Parent Information


Please join me for an important parent meeting on the first day of rehearsals.

Our meeting will held on Zoom. Link will be provided after registration.

Covid-19 JPAS Procedures

  • Actors must wear masks at all times except when having a snack.
  • All Actors will have their temperature taken prior to entering the building.
  • All Actors will need to complete our online screening form prior to each rehearsal.
  • Performers  will need to bring a clearly labeled water bottle as we will not be using water fountains.
  • Please bring hand sanitizer as well, although we have sanitizer positioned throughout the building.
  • Class structure will be different than in the past – 12 (Max) actors per cast and per audition group.
  • There will be 4 casts.
  • Each cast will be its on pod. Pods will not intermix.
  • Each Actor will need to fill out a health screening form prior to entering the building.
  • Each Actor will have their temperature taken prior to entering the building.
  • A JCC Staff Member will be outside in front of the building starting at 1:15 pm and will stay outside until 1:30 pm when rehearsals begin.
  • Please pull up in your car.
  • Upon arrival, all parents or guardians need to complete our online screening form ahead of time on their phones and present the completed form to the JCC Staff member who will be outside in front of the building.
  • Here is the link:https://jccdallas.org/screen/
  • Please have your masks on in the car.
  • Your actor will then have their temperature taken.  Only those will temperatures of 99.9 degrees and below will be allowed to participate in our programming.
  • Parents will not be allowed in the building.
  • Parents will not be allowed in the building.
  • Performers will be waiting outside the front of the building at 5:30 for pick-up.
  • Kindly arrive on-time.

Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids and Into the Woods
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Creative Team
JPAS Director, Alise Robinson
Performance Director, Linda Leonard
Music Director, Adam Wright
Choreographer, Skylar Duvall
Assistant Director, Liz Carr
Stage Manager, Osinachi Osuagwu

The Jungle Book KIDS
Music and Lyrics by
Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman and Terry Gilkyson
Additional Lyrics by
Marcy Heisler
Book adapted by
Marcy Heisler
Music adapted by
Bryan Louiselle
Music arranged by
Bryan Louiselle
Into the Woods JR.
Book adapted by
James Lapine
Music and Lyric by
Stephen Sondheim
Based on classic fairy tales
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