Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Large (21 or more performers)
Cast Type: Children
Dance Requirements: Standard

Character Breakdown

Edwina
The creator, director and choreographer of The Dear Edwina Show and is the main-staple of the play.
Gender: female
Annie

Edwina's friend and the Girl Scout of Paw Paw.

Gender: female
Kelli

Edwina's neighbor and Paw Paw, Michigan's resident ballerina.

Gender: female
Becky

Edwina's enthusiastic friend and the top of the cheerleading pyramid for the Paw Paw Wildcats.

Gender: female
Lars

One of the Vanderploonk triplets and a neighborhood friend of Edwina.

Gender: male
Cordell

One of the Vanderploonk triplets and a neighborhood friend of Edwina.

Gender: male
Billy

One of the Vanderploonk triplets and a neighborhood friend of Edwina.

Gender: male
Bobby

Edwina's new next-door neighbor. He is a friendly and compassionate character who goes out of his way to help others.

Gender: male
Scott
A neighbor boy who is helplessly in love with Edwina. He dotes on her every move and is always conniving a way to gain her attention.
Gender: male
Aphrodite

One of the 'letter readers' in The Dear Edwina Show.

Gender: female
Susie and the Napkins

Susie and The Napkins are a local band who have just come from a Battle of the Bands concert at the Paw Paw Community Center to sing "Say No Thank You."

Gender: female
Johnny

Johnny and The Queen act out the story in the lyrics.

Gender: male
Queen of Boolah Boolah

Johnny and The Queen act out the story in the lyrics of Susie and Napkins song.

Gender: female
Periwinkle
One of the 'letter readers' in The Dear Edwina Show.
Gender: female
Harry

Lola's cousin and the reason she flies from Lima, Peru, to Honolulu.

Gender: male
Lola

New to America, Lola expresses her shyness in the song, "Hola, Lola."

Gender: female
Katie

Edwina's little sister and a math wiz.

Gender: female
Talent Scout

The Kalamazoo Advice-A-Palooza talent scout

Gender: female