Thirteen-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.

 Performance Schedule

This is a very unique show, so we did something new for stageGR.  Dear Edwina was performed using a variation on the "black box theatre" format, which allowed the audience to feel like a part of Edwina Spoonapple's world. Rehearsals and Performances were held at Trinity United Methodist Church (in the fellowship hall).

  • September 29 - 7:00 PM Performance
  • September 30 -  1:00 PM and 7:00 PM Performances

Reserved seat tickets will be available for purchase online through stageGR.


Trinity United Methodist Church  

1100 Lake Drive SE Grand Rapids MI








Dear Edwina is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
- See more at the MTI web site.