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Dear Edwina JR.

Children's Show 2020

Marcy Heisler, Directed by Debbie Young

Dear Edwina is an uplifting musical about the pleasures of growing up. Thirteen-year-old Edwina Spoonapple is desperate to be a part of the Kalamazoo Advice-a-palooza Festival. While her siblings both have ample evidence of their accomplishments, poor Edwina has no credibility. When a talent scout from the convention visits her hometown, she introduces her musical advice-giving shows live from the family garage in hopes of finding her place in the spotlight. She is helped by her older siblings, quirky friends, and neighbors. Together they set out to tackle the world's problems with hysterical numbers about everything from birthday party etiquette to the proper table settings.


  • Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 1:00 PM
  • Sunday, June 7, 2020 at 1:00 PM

You only need to attend one of the above audition sessions in order to be considered. No appointments are necessary. You should plan to spend about 2 hours at the theater for auditions (perhaps a little more or less, depending on turnout).

Auditions will consist of singing a prepared 45-second selection of a song that showcases your voice in style of this show. Please bring piano sheet music for the selection, and choose a show with music a youth can sing. Examples of this would be Oliver!, Annie, or Matilda. In addition, you will be asked to read from the script with others auditioning and do some improvisational movement. Dress comfortably in clothes you can move in. Headshot and resume are not required.

If you have any questions about auditions, you may e-mail the director at Debbie_young@comcast.net. Questions about song selection and sheet music may be sent to the music director, Tina Stuber, at KJStuber@aol.com.

Number of Girls: 4-28, Ages 7-13
Number of Boys: 4-28, Ages 7-13

Character Descriptions:

Edwina Spoonapple: Decisive about advice to friends, but craves the attention of her parents.
Edwina's friends: Include Annie, Girl Scout; Becky, a cheerleader; and Kelly, a ballerina.
Scott: The boy next door, madly in love with Edwina
Letter writers and problem solvers.
There are 30 roles in the play, so everyone has the chance to be a star!

Rehearsals for Dear Edwina will be on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays from 1-4, beginning on June 23. Tech rehearsals will be held on August 3, 4 and 5, from 1-5:30. Please bring a list of any conflicts you may have to auditions.

Performances will be held on August 6, 7, and 8 at 7:00pm and August 8 and 9 at 2:00pm.


Coming August 6th

August 2020
7:00 pm*
7:00 pm*
2:00 pm*,
7:00 pm*
2:00 pm*
* Member tickets not valid for marked (orange) shows.

Tickets have not yet gone on-sale for this show.


Debbie Young
Music Director
Tina Stuber
Amy Weisenberg
Technical Director
Karen Barnett
Kelsey Young
Set Designer
Allen Puy

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