‘Dear Edwina Jr.’ At Wellington Children’s Theatre

Wellington Children’s Theatre will present the Off-Broadway musical Dear Edwina Jr. on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 16 at 4 p.m. at Temple Beth Zion (129 Sparrow Drive, Royal Palm Beach).

This heartwarming musical is about the joys of growing up. Young 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.

Told through a show-within-a-show format, Edwina and her friends share wisdom that is sure to delight. Children will enjoy big ensemble numbers such as “Hola, Lola” and “Put It in the Piggy.”

Tickets cost $16 for adults and $10 for children.

Wellington Children’s Theatre’s “Acting Out!” workshop for children ages 5-7 is presenting A Crazy Day at the Broadway Café, a scripted revue featuring ensemble numbers from shows such as Oliver, Peter Pan, Annie and The Sound of Music. The performances will take place Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. at #1 Education Place in the original Wellington Mall (corner of Forest Hill Blvd. and Wellington Trace). Tickets cost $5.

In addition, retired Dreyfoos School of the arts theatre dean Beverly Blanchette will hold an audition prep workshop for ages 11-18 on Saturday, Jan. 12 at Wellington Children’s Theatre. Class size is limited.

For tickets, or to register for the workshop, call (561) 223-1928 or visit www.wellingtonchildrenstheatre.com.