"13: The Musical"
A musical full of catchy songs, surprising humour, and fantastic young local talent. The musical that truly started Ariana Grande's career...in 2008.
"13" follows Evan Goldman, a young boy from New York who is hoping to have the best bar mitzvah ever on his upcoming thirteenth birthday. However, his plans are derailed when his parents announce their divorce, and Evan is forced to move with his mother to Appleton, Indiana. Now Evan must navigate a new town, new school, and new peers, all while still planning his epic bar mitzvah.
Within his first month in Appleton, Evan meets Patrice, a friendly "geek" who everyone at school hates for an undisclosed reason, and Archie, an affable guy who suffers from a terminal degenerative muscle disease. Archie's crutches, however, don't deter him from cracking jokes and pursing the most popular girl in school, Kendra, who is also being pursued by the most popular guy in school, Brett, who is being pursued by Kendra's evil best friend, Lucy. Amid all this drama, Evan must choose between his friends and the popular kids, who refuse to attend Evan's party if Patrice is also going to attend. What's a self-absorbed thirteen-year-old new kid to do? Dump the geek, of course. The story is simple and touches on typical high-school tropes, so Jason Robert Brown's music and this production's strong cast are what makes the show entertaining.
Performed by 20 local talented youth & teens at the Louden Nelson Community Center for two weekends only.
Sunday, May 20 at 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Louden Nelson Community Center, Auditorium
301 Center Street Santa Cruz, CA 95060