During a rehearsal March 15 of the North Warren production ‘Dear Edwina,’ the cast members strike a pose at the conclusion of a song. The show is to be presented to the public at 7 p.m. Friday March 21 and Saturday March 22.
The students in grades four through eight of North Warren Central School will be presenting the musical “Dear Edwina Jr.” at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 21 and Saturday, March 22 in the school’s auditorium.
Dear Edwina is a heartwarming musical comedy about a young girl named Edwina Spoonapple — portrayed by 8th grader Brooke French — who would do just about anything to be a part of the Kalamazoo Advice-A-Palooza Festival.
While her siblings have proof posted on their family refrigerator of their accomplishments, poor Edwina has no such documentation.
When a talent scout from Advice-A-Palooza visits her hometown of Paw Paw, Michigan, she trots out her own musical advice-providing show she rehearsed in the family garage in hopes of finding her place in the spotlight.
New neighborhood friend Bobby Newsome — portrayed by 8th grader Jared Maxwell — is coaxed into joining the production and gets in the way of Scott Kunkle, 6th grader Conner Monroe, who is trying to win Edwina’s affection. Edwina answers the letters by offering her advice for a multitude of perplexing situations through song and dance.
Dear Edwina is considered a show for all ages to enjoy, according to North Warren Drama Coach Kim Sabo, who is co-directing the musical along with North Warren Elementary Music Instructor Maria Swartz.
Admission is free to the musical. Donations for refreshments at the show go to offset expenses of the cast party.