Twelve-year-old New Yorker Evan Goldman wants his Bar Mitzvah to be amazing, but that might not happen because his parents are splitting up as his father starts to fall in love with a stewardess, which causes his mother to file a divorce against her husband. Just as Evan thinks that maybe things will be fine, his mother calls to tell him that they are moving to Appleton, Indiana. Once there, however, Evan finds a friend in his neighbor, Patrice, who develops a small crush on Evan while telling him how Appleton, Indiana is the Pits.
13, an original musical with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown and book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn, is the only Broadway musical ever with a cast and band entirely made of teenagers. The Cutting Edge Theater production is directed by Jennifer Elizabeth and choreographed by Kristi-Anne Lyons with directorial and choreographical assistance by John Wesley and music direction by Aaron Turnipseed.
13 stars Darby Renee Middleton, Carley Elliers, Madelyn Christine Dick, Caleb Hutchison, Levi Landry, Grace Reidenauer, Nino Bonura, Chris Grimwood, Karley Buras, Matthew Bruno, Burgan Elizabeth Luther, Ina Pegues, Jonah Cox, Sophia Grace Dick, Reagan Bolin and Anthony Pegues.
Performances are June 22, 23, 29 and 30 at 7pm on Fridays and Saturdays with one 2pm matinee on Sunday, June 24. Tickets are $20-$25. Reserve tickets at www.cuttingedgetheater.com or call (985) 649-3727.