‘Dear Edwina, Junior’ draws to end Sunday
If the heat weren’t enough to make you head indoors for awhile, a live youth production at the Port Aransas Community Theatre may be the determining factor.
The morale-boosting summer musical production “Dear Edwina, Junior” will complete its run this weekend, with performances held Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 14- 16, at 7:30 p.m., and a matinee performance on Sunday, July 17, at 4 p.m.
The live production stars area youth, ages seven to 16, under the direction of Ken Yarbrough.
Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for kids and are available online at the theatre’s Web site, www.portaransascommunitytheater.com and following the link for obtaining tickets, or at the box office, 2327 State Hwy. 361.
The play centers around 13- year old Edwina Spoonapple who feels inadequate compared to her talented siblings. Yet Edwina has many talents, including leadership, singing and advising, and she combines all of them by directing musicals out of her garage. Her musicals are based on answers to letters written to her by neighborhood kids who need advice. She helps them with advice orchestrated through songs and dances. One of the main themes of the production is Edwina’s desire to prove her talent in the Kalamazoo “Advice A-Palooza Festival.” This is all going on while Edwina’s love interest, Scott, is trying to win her over. But, since Edwina is so concerned about her show, she doesn’t care about Scott. In the end she is momentarily swept away and Scott wins her heart.