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edwinaOver the weekend, I had the chance to check out “Dear Edwina,” an Off-Broadway musical comedy for kids and adults playing in the Union Square area.

13 year-old Edwina Spoonapple (you know this musical will be good with a name like that) and her very entertaining friends put on a show in their backyard to audition for for the Kalamazoo Advice-a-Palooza Festival.

Edwina gives advice on all kinds of problems like rotten siblings, making new friends and how to set a table. The music is really creative and fun. Songs like “Hola, Lola” and “Put It in the Piggy” are especially fabulous. Two days later and I’m still humming “Hola, Lola” to myself. Well, that’s better than the Jonas Brothers.

The show is just over an hour (the perfect length for a kids’ show) and intended for children 5 and up but my 2 year-old sat through the whole thing and barely took her eyes off the stage.  Tickets are regularly $39. To purchase tickets for $25 each, click here. Running until April 19th. Click here for more information about “Dear Edwina.”

2 Responses to for nyc area mamas: dear edwina

  • Rhea says:

    That sounds really great!  Because it’s hard to take children to the theater at a very young age and hold their attention, yet at the same time we want to expose them to the arts, you know?  Sounds just cute.

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