is a musical
by Zina Goldrich
(music) and Marcy Heisler
(book and lyrics). A children's one-hour musical, it concerns a young girl who gives her neighborhood friends and family advice through singing in a musical show. It is set in the town of Paw Paw, Michigan
, although the setting is more like Deerfield, Illinois
, where Marcy Heisler was born.
There is also a 'Dear Edwina Junior' which cuts the songs Seamus
, and adds the song "Paw Paw, Michigan".
The musical was written over a decade ago during a BMI Workshop. With no productions, it was finally licensed in 1998 to amateur groups, and has since been performed in schools.
In July 2006, the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, New York City, produced Dear Edwina
as a special benefit for three performances, directed by Jen Bender and featuring Kate Wetherhead as Edwina.Dear Edwina
at the DR2 Theatre in New York City, opening November 14, 2008 through April 19, 2009. Directed by Timothy McDonald with choreography by Steven G. Kennedy, the cast features Janice Mays as Edwina.
This production received two 2009 Drama Desk Award
nominations, for Outstanding Music (Zina Goldrich) and Outstanding Lyrics (Marcy Heisler).
A return engagement ran at the DR2 Theatre from December 11,... Read More