JPAS Youth Musical Theatre to Present DEAR EDWINA, 6/20-22

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JPAS Youth Musical Theatre to Present DEAR EDWINA, 6/20-22

The Jefferson Performing Arts Society will be presenting their first of three Summer Intensive Programs this summer, the musical Dear Edwina, June 20-22 at the Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 400 Phlox St. Metairie, LA. Performances will be held Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 3:00pm.

JPAS' Summer Youth Musical Theatre Intensive Program provides a challenging and high-quality musical theatre education to students of the Greater New Orleans area. The students at our summer theatre programs are challenged, encouraged and enriched through a loving and inviting environment. JPAS Summer Youth Musical Theatre welcomes kids and teens in grades 3-12 each summer.

Dear Edwina is a heartwarming musical about the joys of growing up.

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 the proper table settings.

Told through a show-within-a-show format, Edwina and her friends share wisdom that is sure to delight!

The production features the talents of campers grades 3-7 in the June Youth Musical Theatre Intensive.The creative team includes direction by Mat Grau, musical direction by Pamela Legendre, scenic design by Kristin Blatchford, costume design by Abbey Vitrano, sound design by Nicholas Frederick, and lighting design by Celeste Brown. Meagan Morvant is the Stage Manager. Tickets for Dear Edwina are available starting June 2nd and can be purchased by calling 504.885.2000, online at www.jpas.org or by visiting our Administrative Office at 1118 Clearview Pkwy. Metairie, LA. Tickets are $18-Adult, $15-Senior/Military/Students, and $10-Children(12 & under) About JPAS

Founded in 1978 by Maestro Dennis G. Assaf and Hannah Cunningham, the Jefferson Performing Arts Society is a non-profit professional arts organization whose mission is to promote arts performance, training, and outreach by providing a diverse range of quality programs that entertain, educate and enrich the cultural and economic vitality of Jefferson Parish, Greater New Orleans and the Gulf South.

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