1 Act, Book Musical, Pop / Rock, Rated G
Original Off-Broadway Version (2008)
13 year-old problem solver Edwina dishes out advice with the help of her friends and a little song and dance.
Dear Edwina is a heartwarming musical about the joys of growing up from the creators of Junie B. Jones The Musical. The show's heroine is an advice-giver extraordinaire, like a spunky, singing version of Dear Abby.
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.
This beguiling one-act charmer can be played anywhere, with extremely modest sets and costumes. Sweet, smart and tuneful, Dear Edwina appeals to audiences of all ages and is perfect for educational tours or theatres looking to entertain young audiences.
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Composer/Lyricist Frank Loesser met and fell in love with his wife, Jo Sullivan, after casting her as Rosabella in The Most Happy Fella. Their daughter Emily Loesser is now a star of the musical theatre as well.