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Arts for the School Day

Attention teachers! We invite you to bring your students to a delightful school-day performance.

Dear Edwina

FSU Department of Theatre and Dance

Dear Edwina

Music by Zina Goldrich    
Book and Lyrics by Marcy Heisler
Mairzy Yost-Rushton, Director

Wednesday and Thursday
Nov. 6 and 7  |  10 AM

Friday, Nov. 8  |  10 AM & 12:30 PM
Pealer Recital Hall, Pealer Center

The heartwarming family musical Dear Edwina 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.” Through clever, catchy and poignant songs, Edwina and her friends share wisdom on everything from trying new foods to making new friends.

Curriculum Connections: Writing Letters, Journalism, Global Salutations, Ethnic Cuisines, Currency, Social Etiquette, Friendship, Bullying, Conflict Resolution

Dear Edwina is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Adventures in Art and Science

I Want to Be a Better Me!

Wednesday and Thursday
Nov. 6  and 7  |  Immediately following the performances of Dear Edwina

Inspired by the play Dear Edwina, this year’s Arts and Science Festival delves into themes of resilience, creativity and teamwork.

Working with teaching artists and educators from the Evergreen Heritage Center, children immerse themselves in a series of fun, hands-on learning experiences that reinforce and expand upon the magic of the performance
of Dear Edwina.

Learning Station No. 1

Emotion Motion Children use improvisation to imaginatively express emotion and explore problem-
solving skills.

Learning Station No. 2

The Power of Positive Painting Children create self-portraits that emphasize positive attitudes.

Learning Station No. 3

Winning Together Children experience the fun of teamwork in four science-based challenges.

Are you Left-Brained or Right-Brained?

Can Candy Flow Like Water?

Afterimages: The Colorful Tricks Eyes Play

Blowing the Best Bubbles

Space is limited. Teachers, please contact for daytime performance reservations and I Want To
Be a Better Me!
participation availability. 

Evergreen Heritage Center


Maryland State Arts Council

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Allegany Arts Council


CES is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council, the City of Frostburg and the Allegany Arts Council.

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