Casting Call for MTA’s Dear Edwina Junior

Date Modified: Tue, 03/28/2017 - 9:48am

Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces auditions for Dear Edwina Junior, a no-cut production for ages 9-15. Auditions will be held June 5, 2017, at 9 a.m. with rehearsals beginning immediately after auditions.

A heartwarming musical about the joys of growing up, Dear Edwina Junior follows the adventures of plucky advice-giver extraordinaire Edwina Spoonapple as she directs the neighborhood kids in a series of buoyant production numbers for the latest edition of her weekly "Advice-A-Palooza." Edwina and her friends share wisdom on everything from trying new foods to making new friends through clever, catchy and poignant songs. Written in a "show-within-a-show" format, Dear Edwina JR. is the perfect "girl power" musical (with plenty of boy roles, too!) for a new generation.

The award-winning production staff includes Director Laura O’Meara, Vocal Director Karen Blanzy and Choreographer Lyndsie Clymer. Rehearsals are June 5-16, Mon.-Fri. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with performances June 15-18.

General vocal auditions will be held Monday, June 5, at 9:00 a.m. Auditions are held at MTA’s theatre performance space at 42323 N. Vision Way, Anthem, AZ  85086. Those auditioning should prepare a musical theatre song, 16-32 bars or one minute in length. Bring an accompaniment CD or iPod to sing with; you may also sing a capella if needed.  Please have your registration materials (available on the website) completed prior to coming to the audition. The tuition and costume fee for this production is $325, with a 10% sibling discount. Scholarships are available for participants who might otherwise not be able to participate. Please visit our website for more information.


About MTA

Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) is an award-winning, non-profit theater company located in Anthem, Arizona. The mission of MTA is to develop youth and adults within the field of performing arts while enhancing their intrinsic creativity and brokering their vast talents. MTA trains and educates youth so that they can become the artists, patrons, and leaders of tomorrow while providing opportunities to adults that empower them and foster their creativity. MTA’s principles include casting all who audition in select productions, presenting high quality shows that everyone can enjoy, and providing a positive environment where performers can practice teamwork and communication skills while experiencing the pride of accomplishment. Supported in part by the Arizona Commission on the Arts which receives support from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts.