LTO Auditions

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Audition Documents!


Dear Edwina Jr. Audition Packet PDF download - CLICK

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Dear Edwina Jr. Audition Announcement PDF download - CLICK

Auditions set for LTO’s production of Dear Edwina Jr.


OWATONNA, MN — Little Theatre of Owatonna (LTO) has announced auditions for its summer production of Dear Edwina Jr. Music by Zina Goldrich, Books and Lyrics by Marcy Heisler


The auditions will take place on Sunday, April 21 and Monday, April 22 from 6:30-8:00p.m. at Associated Church 800 Havana Rd. Owatonna, MN.


Bev Cashman is the Director and Melanie Abraham the Technical Director.


Dear Edwina JR. 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.

LTO is looking to cast: 16 Students ages 10-14.


Edwina - is the star ... of her very own show! She's got a talent for giving advice; she's spunky, smart and totally comfortable running the show. Edwina should be a good singer and a strong

actor who exudes great confidence onstage but who also has the ability to share her vulnerability when things do not go according to her carefully calculated plans.

Becky - is Edwina's friend and head cheerleader of the Paw Paw Wildcats. An enthusiastic young performer who's always at the top of the pyramid. Becky and the other CHEERLEADERS must work well together to raise the spirits of the audience with their cheers!

Kelli Poshkonozovich - is the prima ballerina in town and her talents are called upon for the Poshkonozovich Dance. Every moment she is not onstage or focused on the off-stage drama, she is stretching or strengthening her technique. This is a great featured role for a skilled female dancer who can also break loose and have some fun.


Scott - is Edwina's friend who wants more than friendship ... he's in love! Scott has chosen the day of the show to profess his love for Edwina and struggles to do so throughout the performance. A charming and charismatic performer who is unashamed to wear his heart on his sleeve.


Billy, Lars, & Cordell – the Vanderplook triplets. BILLY is part of the show's crew, and his main objective is to make sure the performance is filmed. This is a fun, comedic cameo for a young man whose single focus is making sure Grandma's camera is recording. LARS is a kid with a propensity for crashing into things. Although his injury early in the show causes Edwina great dismay, the opportunity for adding slapstick humor to Dear Edwina JR. increases dramatically as Lars struggles to perform the show with his injury. This is a great role for a young guy with a

comedic flair. CORDELL is on headset, making sure everyone is where they need to be for the

show. A young actor who can convey a strong sense of order and focus will be perfect for the



Annie - is a tried-and-true Girl Scout - she's always ready in case of an emergency. A young lady who can project a can-do attitude and an eagerness to be as helpful as possible!


Bobby - is the new kid in town, but he's quickly recruited after Lars' injury renders him unable to perform. A young man with a sweet disposition who is able to rise to the occasion!


Myra Spoonapple - Edwina's talented sister and the show's musical director. If you are a young performer who's a musician, great! If not, we’ll cast someone who is confident onstage.


Katie Spoonapple - also Edwina's sister. She's an extraordinary math expert but still needs some convincing to realize her own worth. A young actress who pairs well with

Edwina and can convey both confidence and vulnerability.


Joe Spoonapple - Edwina's "cool" older brother. This is a great role for a performer who reads as slightly older onstage.


Talent Scout - an actor who appears older than the other performers. Maybe she is taller or maybe this can be accomplished through costuming and character work. A performer who is comfortable making bold acting choices.


The Kids including BOY 1, BOY 2, BOY 3, and KIDS 1-7, refer to the neighborhood children whom Edwina has recruited to be a part of her "Dear Edwina Show." The format for Dear Edwina JR.'s show within a show plays out as a series of letters and responses, and the Kids don costumes to reenact both the request for advice and the musical response.


Audition Packets and more information is available online at:, or at Tri M Graphics and at the Owatonna Public Library.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. June 14, 15, 21, and 22 with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. June 16.

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All Authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Countdown to Auditions! Date 1, April, 21st, 2024