Rebecca McBee, stage manager for the Theaterworks USA touring show “Junie B. Jones,” has fulfilled her dream of working in professional theater and is having a great time doing it. The children’s musical will be presented Saturday, March 13 at 3 p.m. at the Camden Opera House, Elm Street/Route 1.

McBee began her theatrical career in Camden, performing with both Camden Civic Theatre and the Camden Shakespeare Company and appearing a few times on the Camden Opera House stage. Her mother, Susan Bryant, lives here and McBee visits each summer. McBee’s grandparents, Carol and Betty Bryant, used to own the American House, a Hallmark card and gift store on Washington Street.

From Camden, McBee studied theater arts at Wellesley College, then worked for a time in Boston stage managing and acting. She has been with Theatreworks for just over a year and is delighted to be returning “home” with them to perform for a Camden audience.

“Junie B. Jones,” based on the books by Barbara Park, was nominated in 2006 for the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical and Choreography. It is recommended for those age 5 and older. General admission tickets are $12 in advance at or by phone at 470-7066; they will be $12 for children younger than 11 and $14 for all older the day of the show at the opera house.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to