Taking the stage this Friday is Dear Edwina, Jr., the musical that follows the adventures of plucky advice-giver extraordinaire Edwina Spoonapple as she directs the neighborhood kids in a series of production numbers as part of the latest edition of her weekly "Advice-A-Palooza" extravaganza.
So let’s hear from the cast! First up is 10-year-old Luke Lovejoy:
Q: Tell us about the character you play.
Luke: I play the role of Frank. He is a very rude person. He craves to get attention and will do whatever it takes.
Q: What's your background in local theatre?
Luke: I have done many shows that include Schoolhouse Rock, Peter Pan, Suessical, Into the Woods, Narnia, Scrooge, Jungle Book and The Little Mermaid.
Q: What's your favorite song in the show?
Luke: I love all the songs but my favorite is probably “Frankenguest.”
Q: Tell us about your trip with this show to the Music Theatre International Festival in Atlanta.
Luke: It was so nice. It was absolutely fun and educational. I learned so much on the trip with my friends. I am positive that we kicked butt. It was a once in a lifetime experience. The best part was that we got to miss school.
Q: Why would you recommend this show to our readers?
Luke: This is a show that you will never forget. It is funny for all ages, it teaches you important lessons in an awesome way.
Q: If a kid is thinking about trying out for a future First Stage show, what advice would you tell them?
Luke: I would tell them to be themselves. Theatre is for all ages. Theatre is a place to show your talent, meet new friends, and HAVE Fun!!!
The musical will be presented Fridays and Saturdays, April 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays, April 6 and 13 at 2:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Center at 900 8th Street in Huntington.Tickets are $10 for children and $12 for adults.
Don’t miss it!