Show Credits: Book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Geek. Poser. Jock. Beauty Queen. Wannabe. These are the labels that can last a lifetime. With an unforgettable rock score from Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown, (PARADE,
THE LAST FIVE YEARS, BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY) 13
is a musical about fitting in - and standing out!
Evan Goldman is plucked from his fast paced, preteen New York City
life and plopped into a sleepy Indiana town following his parents
divorce. Surrounded by
an array of simpleminded middle school students, he needs to
establish his place in the popularity pecking order. Can he situate
himself on a comfortable
link of the food chain or will he dangle at the end with the
Comprised of a precocious cast, no character in 13 is older than the
show's title making it wonderful for theatre companies that feature
young artists. In
the Broadway production even the band was made up of teens which is a
fantastic way to include kids whose talents may not lie in the acting.
The cast is comprised entirely of teenagers, but the stories
that come to life here are ageless, the emotions they explore timeless,
the laughter and
the memories they provide priceless.