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Rise Up: Unlimited!

Spring Session: Dear Edwina JR!

Our traveling performance group! This incredible program gives kids ages 8-15 the opportunity to perform in the Yuba-Sutter community. In our spring session, we are also going to elementary schools! This is a fun program where students learn about theatre through a family-like environment. 

We are holding auditions for this program on Sunday, January 19th from 12:00-2:00pm. Kids ages 8-15 are welcome to audition! This is an audition based program. 

Participants should bring one minute of a musical theatre song, with karaoke on YouTube that can be loaded on the audition day. Examples can be found in the link below. Participants should also bring comfortable clothes to dance in, as there will also be a dance audition component. 

We are excited to see everyone audition. For any questions on auditions, please contact Julian Barkley-Brinson at (530) 933-0223 or by emailing 

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Dear Edwina Cast List

Thank you to everyone who auditioned! We are very excited to have you in the program. Please read through your scripts, and/or watch a version or two of the show on YouTube. I will provide links to music and recordings of the show below. While this musical is unfamiliar, it’s a sweet show that we feel fits this group well! 

See you next Sunday, when we get started on Paw Paw Michigan Music and Choreography!

Edwina:        Sarah Cambra

Becky:            Vianey Campos

Scott:            Joseph Kelly

Kelli:            Isabel Riley

Bobby (Mia):          Amie Baeza

Lars:            Deserae Williams

Billy/Cordell:        Alexys Tindall

Annie:            Alexys Tindall

Katie:            Janessa Baeza

“Letter Solos”

Aphrodite:        Alexys Tindall

Carrie:               Deserae Williams

Periwinkle:          Janessa Baeza

“Say No Thank You”

Susie:            Amie Baeza

Napkins:        Janessa Baeza

                       Alexys Tindall

Johnny:           Joseph Kelly

Queen:          Deserae Williams

“Fork, Knife, Spoon”

Fairy Forkmother:    Isabel Riley

Chef Ludmilla:        Amie Baeza

William:        Joseph Kelly

Sonoma:        Alexys Tindall

“Hola Lola”

Lola:            Janessa Baeza

Harry:            Joseph Kelly

Meet the Team!


Julian Barkley-Brinson

Director/Musical Director

Julian Barkley-Brinson is a current student at CSU Chico, studying to become an English and Theatre teacher. Julian is the resident Director at Rise Up, leading programs such as: Applause KIDS, Broadway KIDS, Little Mermaid JR, and the Summer Arts Academy. He currently works at the Bridge Street After School Program, where he runs various clubs and activities for the students. Previously, Julian was a theatre director of various middle-school musicals at Marysville Charter Academy for the Arts, and spent much of his time volunteering to improve arts education everywhere. Julian plans on using his English and Theatre Education major to teach art and literacy to middle and high school students. In his spare time, Julian enjoys singing, reading, and playing the violin.

Kara Roberts


Kara Roberts is a student at Yuba College, studying to work in education and childcare. She currently works at Katie Berry Dance as a Studio Instructor, teaching students of various experience levels and age groups. She is the resident dance teacher for Rise Up, and has taught in many of our programs, including: Applause KIDS, Broadway KIDS, Intro to Dance, Summer Intro to Dance, Summer Arts Academy, and Little Mermaid JR. Previously, Kara has worked as both a preschool teaching assistant, as well as a dance teaching assistant at Marysville Charter Academy for the Arts. She has choreographed various musicals, including The Pajama Game and Nice Work If You Can Get It at MCAA. Kara has also worked oversees in Africa, teaching dance to underprivileged children. Kara plans on becoming a teacher, using her art to shape and inspire young minds in the Yuba Sutter community. In her free time, she enjoys reading and writing poetry.

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