SPRING MUSICAL 2019
DEAR EDWINA JR.
Directed by Rebecca Waxman
Musical Direction by James Pecsok
Ages 11-15 Tuition $500
Dear Edwina is a heartwarming musical about the joys of growing up. A lovable heroine and advice-giver extraordinaire (think a spunky, singing Dear Abby) assembles a charmingly goofy troupe to entertain and inform the neighborhood, and audiences of all ages.
Thirteen-year-old Edwina Spoonapple would do just about anything to be a part of the Kalamazoo Advice-a-Palooza Festival. While her siblings have ample proof of their accomplishments, poor Edwina has nothing. So, when a talent scout from the convention visits her hometown, she trots out her musical advice, giving shows live from the family garage in hopes of finding her place in the spotlight. She is assisted by her older siblings, quirky friends and neighbors. Together, they set out to tackle the world's problems in number after hysterical number about everything from overcoming shyness to proper table settings.
This show is silly, buoyant and compassionate with all kinds of opportunities for group AND solo singing, ensemble dancing, prop & costume gags and general merriment. The jokes are clever and the action is all about keeping an audience engaged and smiling – delightful, valuable work for these challenging times.
REHEARSALS begin March 11th weekdays M, T, Th, 4-6:45pm
Extended hours during tech week:
April 28th 12-5pm, April 30 3:45-7pm, May 1, 2 3:45-7pm
PERFORMANCES May 3, 4, & 10, 11, 12 (six performances)
ABOUT THIS PROGRAM: The Spring Musical offers young people greater exploration of musical theater skills while working toward a fully produced performance. Students participating in this program gain experience in the fundamentals of story through song, narrative ensemble work, and basic MT dance concepts setting kids up for success while also giving them a fun, meaningful experience. This program is by registration.