55 Kids to Perform Dear Edwina Jr!

Edwina answers letters with musical advice in this weekend production!

 

by Sarah Vickery - January 16, 2015

What do you get when you take 55 7-to-14-year-olds from all over the county and put them together? You have Hamilton Gibson Children’s Winter Drama Camp! After a total of just 9 short practices, the students are bringing Dear Edwina Jr. to the stage.

Dear Edwina is a children’s one-hour musical about a girl who gives her neighborhood friends and family advice through singing in a musical show. 13-year-old Edwina Spoonapple has very talented siblings. But because of this, she thinks that she isn’t special or talented. However, Edwina has many talents including leadership, singing and advising – and she combines all of them by directing musicals out of her garage. The topic of these musicals is letters written to her by neighborhood kids who need advice. She gives them advice through songs and dances that she orchestrates with her friends. One of the main themes of Dear Edwina is Edwina’s desire to be in the “Advice-a-palooza” festival because she feels it will prove that she is as talented as her siblings. This is all going on while Edwina’s love interest, Scott, is trying to win her over. But Edwina is too concerned about her show to pay attention to Scott. Scott wins her heart and Edwina discovers something even more special than the “Advice-a-palooza” prize – but you’ll have to attend the show to find out what happens!

Don’t miss Dear Edwina Jr – this Saturday, January 17 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, January 18 at 2:30pm. All performances are in The Steadman Theater in The Butler Music Center at Mansfield University.

Credits:

Writing: Sarah Vickery

 

Produced by Vogt Media

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