You don’t want to miss the Metropolitan Performing Arts (MPA) lively youth production this May! Dear Edwina Jr is an uplifting musical about the pleasures of growing up. Thirteen-year-old Edwina Spoonapple is desperate to be part of the Kalamazoo Advice-a-palooza Festival. While her siblings both have ample evidence of their accomplishments, poor Edwina has no credibility. When a talent scout from the convention visits her hometown, she introduces her musical advice-giving show live from the family garage in hopes of finding her place in the spotlight. A spunky, singing version of Dear Abby, told through a show-within-a-show format, Edwina and her neighborhood friends share wisdom on everything from trying new foods to making new friends through clever, catchy and poignant songs. The show unfolds like a virtual block party and will delight children, teens and adults of all ages. This one-hour musical is part of The Broadway Junior Collection with music by Zina Goldrich and Book and Lyrics by Marcy Heisler. Performances of Dear Edwina Jr run for weekend only, Saturday May 19th and Sunday May 20th inside the Royal Durst Theater at the Vancouver School of the Arts and Academics. The address is 3101 Main St in Vancouver, WA. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for youth. There is a special family day with discounted tickets for the Saturday 6:00pm show. Information and performance details are available at www.MetropolitanPerformingArts.org or by calling 360-975-1585. Group rates available. Tickets are more expensive at the door. Special VIP tickets available for the opening show red carpet event. VIP tickets include reserved seating, a picture with Edwina after the show and a concessions voucher. With only 3 performances, advanced reservations are strongly encouraged.