If you have kids who love to play pretend or would just like to treat your family to a weekend activity that’s out of the ordinary, Christian Youth Theater of Phoenix invites you to come experience The Dear Edwina Show…live from Paw Paw, Michigan and Edwina’s garage.
Edwina Spoonapple is a young lady with an unusual talent. Some kids are great at math. Others are gifted musicians. But Edwina? Edwina is an advice-giver extraordinaire! She’s so good at giving advice that she hosts a weekly show out of her garage where she and her friends perform song and dance answers to the problems of today’s kids.
For families looking for unique, fun outings with their kids–look no further than live youth theater. There is something magical about watching characters come to life as they sing and dance across the stage right before the eyes of children. When the performance is by kids their own age it’s doubly entertaining. This production features over 30 local performers between the ages of 8-17.
Dear Edwina, Jr. is hilarious and heartwarming. The zany premise of Dear Edwina, Jr. is brought to us by the writer and composer of Junie B. Jones the Musical. It features tons of upbeat music and characters that kids will be giggling about all the way home from the theater. Helping Edwina answer her letters are all her neighborhood friends in Paw Paw and “special guests” like the family vampire, a 60’s girl group, and the Fairy Forkmother (don’t ask, just come see it!) Along the way, the show presents the wonderful message that a child’s value is in who they are as a friend and a person–not in accomplishments or awards–as Edwina seeks fame and affirmation.
CYT Phoenix is an educational non-profit located in the North Phoenix area with satellite locations in Glendale and Mesa. The programs offered include mainstage Broadway-style shows like Dear Edwina, Jr. and after-school training classes in the performing arts. Kids can come take a class in acting, dance, improv, voice, and more! Plus it’s all in a wholesome, safe environment that promotes camaraderie, not competition. The mission of CYT on a national level is “developing character, one stage at a time” which prepares creative kids to be confident, successful adults. And did we mention that they have a blast in the process?
CYT is also pleased to offer a ticket giveaway to come see Dear Edwina, Jr.!!!
The winner will receive a family 4-pack of tickets
to the 1pm show on Saturday, October 28th, valued at $80.
>>> For your chance to win, enter HERE! <<<
Come see Dear Edwina, Jr. October 20-29th at the Phoenix Center for the Arts (1202 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004). This show is appropriate for kids as young as 3-years-old and is an excellent introduction to live theater. Tickets can be ordered directly here. Visit our website for more information on winter classes that begin the week of October 30th and info about auditions for future productions. Follow CYT on Facebook and Instagram for the latest news and special offers.
Don’t miss Dear Edwina, Jr.! Enter to win tickets and we’ll see you at the theater…
Photography by Jennifer Wilhelm Photography