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13 (Thirteen)

13 (Thirteen)

Musical


Writers:
  • teens
  • school
  • bullying
  • friendship
  • betrayal
  • jealousy
  • first kiss
  • middle school
  • leading man
  • leading lady
  • leading female
  • star vehicle (male)
  • star vehicle (female)
  • jewish
  • cliques


Overview


Synopsis

Evan Goldman is about to turn thirteen, and he can’t wait. His life seems full of possibilities -- that is, until his parents get divorced, and he is forced to move with his mom from big-city New York to podunk Appleton, Indiana. If Evan can’t get the coolest kids to come to his bar mitzvah, how is he going to survive the school year, not to mention, the rest of his life? As Evan navigates the world of cool kids and nerds, jocks and cheerleaders, first kisses and heartbreak, he comes to understand “What it Means to Be a Friend.” With a bright, catchy pop score from Jason Robert Brown, equal doses of humor and pathos, and a cast of wildly talented teens, 13 is irresistible to grown ups and almost-grown ups alike.


Characters

Male

Lead

Tenor

Female

Lead

Mezzo-Soprano

Male

Supporting

Tenor



Show Information

Conceived By:
Category
Musical
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
First Produced:
2008
Genres
Comedy
Settings
Simple/No Set
Time & Place
appleton, indiana, the present
Cast Size
medium
Orchestra Size
Rock Combo
Dancing
Optional
Ideal For
high school, community theatre, regional theatre, diverse cast, young lead, male lead, female lead, young cast, religious organization
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes early teen, child, late teen, young adult, adult, mature adult characters
Tags:
  • teens
  • school
  • bullying
  • friendship
  • betrayal
  • jealousy
  • first kiss
  • middle school
  • leading man
  • leading lady
  • leading female
  • star vehicle (male)
  • star vehicle (female)
  • jewish
  • cliques

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