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Dear Edwina JR. 

Dear Edwina JR. is a heartwarming musical about the joys of growing up. The show's heroine is an advice-giver extraordinaire, like a spunky, singing version of Dear Abby. Edwina and her friends share wisdom on everything from trying new foods to making new friends, through clever, catchy and poignant songs.

PERFORMANCES: February 3 & 4, 2022 (snow date of Feb. 5)
 
AUDITIONS (ages 10-16): Nov. 2 & 3 | 6:00 - 9:00 
PM 

COVID RECOMMENDATIONS: We recommend actors be fully vaccinated for Covid-19. Masks may be required indoors. Do not attend auditions, rehearsals or performances if you have any symptoms of Covid-19. 

WHAT TO PREPARE (Download audition materials HERE.)

AUDITION FORM (Fill it out)

ACTING (2 options/pick 1)

  1. ACTING_Bobby-OR-Edwina

  2. ACTING_Katie-OR-Edwina

MUSIC (2 options/pick 1)
NOTE: Actors do not need to sing entire songs at auditions,
            only what is provided in the sheet music.

  1. MUSIC_PawPawMichigan
    practice with vocals
    practice with accompaniment

     

  2. MUSIC_SingYourOwnSong
    practice with vocals
    practice with accompaniment

 

Any questions? Ask 'em at: info@bluefirestage.org 


SYNOPSIS

Thirteen-year-old Edwina Spoonapple would do just about anything to be a part of the Kalamazoo Advice-a-Palooza Festival. While her siblings both have proof of their accomplishments, poor Edwina has nothing. 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 birthday party etiquette to proper table settings.

 

CHARACTERS

Edwina Spoonapple - The creator, director and choreographer of The Dear Edwina Show. A bossy yet lovable character with a strong, clear voice and good diction.


Becky - Edwina's enthusiastic friend and the top of the cheerleading pyramid for the Paw Paw Wildcats. A vocally non-demanding role, stage presence is important.


Scott - A neighbor boy who is helplessly in love with Edwina. He dotes on her every move and is bold with his emotions. A confident singer with strong comedic timing.


Kelli - Paw Paw's resident ballerina who is cool and sophisticated. No dance experience required, no one said she was a good ballerina!


Bobby - Edwina's new next-door neighbor who is friendly and compassionate. He goes out of his way to help others, and is outgoing and gets along with everyone.


Lars - An incredibly accident-prone kid who twists his ankle in the first scene. Good physical comedy skills are helpful.


Annie - The Girl Scout cookie-selling champion of Paw Paw. Perky, energetic and helpful with the know-how and resources to solve it in a flash.


Vladimir - Edwina's scary uncle from afar. A strong singer with impeccable diction, as Vladimir's lines are written with a "Dracula" accent in mind.


Frank - A rude, self-centered, bratty, offensive, disrespectful, socially inept child. An "over the top," non-singing role.

Katie Spoonapple - Edwina's little sister and a math wiz. A very important character who shows Edwina the "best advice of all."


Ensemble - Lots of featured characters and letter-readers. Many vocal solos where characters explain their dilemmas in hopes of receiving Edwina's advice. 


REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
Read-through: Wednesday Nov. 9 | 5:30 - 8:00 PM
Rehearsals: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays | 5:30 - 8:00 PM
rehearsals starts Monday, Nov. 14 | no rehearsals Dec. 23 - 30
Mandatory workshop: Saturday, Jan. 28 | 10:00 AM - Noon
Tech week: Jan. 30 - Feb. 2 | all tech week rehearsals are mandatory

Dear Edwina, JR. is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized materials are supplied by Music Theatre International 423 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019 (212) 541-4684, mtishows.com.

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