Ariana Grande and Elizabeth Gillies made their debuts in the Broadway season, and onstage in Hamilton, you are invited to watch some of the future stars of NZ Musical Theatre perform in this high-energy production: 13 – The Musical.
With unforgettable music and lyrics by Tony Award-winning composer, Jason Robert Brown (The Bridges of Madison County, The Last Five Years, Parade), this is a hilarious, coming-of-age musical about discovering that "cool" is sometimes where we least expect it.
Geek. Poser. Jock. Beauty Queen. Wannabe. These are the labels that can last a lifetime. 13 is a rock 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 outcasts?!?
Composed of a precocious cast, comprised entirely of teenagers, the stories that come to life here are ageless, the emotions they explore timeless, the laughter and the memories they provide priceless.
"...Has on tap that natural radioactive energy that makes young teenagers so appealing." – NY Times
"The production sweeps... with the glitz and easygoing energy of a well-oiled comic book." – Talkin Broadway
"This kinetic, high-powered musical starring 13 pubescent teenagers has something for everyone." - NY Theatre Guide
"...has heart and charm." – Variety
"...impressively contemporary...." – LA Times
Music & Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown.
Book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn.
13 is licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia). All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.
Creative team for this production:
Director: Julia Turner
Vocal Director: Kirsty Skomski
Choreographer: Abby Dutton
Riverlea Theatre is easily accessible at 83 Riverlea Rd with plenty of free on-site parking.
*This production is not suitable for younger children. Best for 13 years and over.