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"A hilarious, coming-of-age musical about discovering that "cool" is sometimes where we least expect it."

Show Dates

Performaing at the Harbor High Little Theater.
May 11th-20th, 2018.

13 (the musical)

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 outcasts?!?

Composed 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 involve a diverse group of artists. 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.

Register Now:

Simply fill out the embedded form and submit to start the process. After we have received the completed registration form we shall send you a link to pay the $95.00 deposit and an option to pay the remaining tuition.


Artistic Director - Lindsey Chester
Musical Director - T.B.A.
Co-Director - Emily Schneidermann
Choreographer - Mara Espinoza


March 3rd & 4th, 2018 from 12-5pm

Please email if you cannot attend both days.

Call-backs - Tuesday March 6th & Thursday March 8th.

General Rehearsals:

Starting Sunday 11th.

  • Sundays (12-5pm), Tuesdays & Thursdays (4pm-6:30pm)
  • Each week select students may be called in Tuesday or Thursday but not every rehearsal. We will add extra rehearsals on Saturdays for select roles, during the month of March.

  • Spring Break will be observed.
    Please be prepared to attend all the rehearsals should your child be called. We do allow for some conflicts (medical, family reunions, weddings etc...) but we will need to know about these prior to casting the show. Your registration form contains a Conflict Section which you'll complete to the best of your ability.

    Audition Week:

    Saturday & Sunday March 3rd & 4th from 12-5pm.

    We encourage students to come both days as one will be more focused on Dance and Acting and the other training and audition experience with music.

    Tuesday & Thursday March 6th & 8th from 4-6:30pm.

    On these remaining audition days we shall audition the dance routines taught over the weekend, teach vocal call-back material & harmonies and practice reads for all the character parts in the production.

    Please let us know if you are unable to attend any of the audition week days as we can accommodate conflicts if we know in advance...!

    How To Come Prepared To Auditions & Rehearsals

    We request that each actor who comes to rehearsals wear dance wear. Whether that be yoga pants, comfy slacks, leggings or shorts, it does not matter.

    Dance shoes would be best but if none are owned, please be sure to have flexible soled shoes on for the dance auditions. Opened toed shoes are not permitted.

    Please bring a water bottle and snacks as you will need to fuel your body.

    Important Dates:

  • March 3 - All Registration forms and fees due ($95/student) / Deadline for Early Bird Registration
  • March 3 - Day 1 of Audition Week @ AAT Studio, 325 Washington St, SC
  • March 11 - All tuition fees due in full unless otherwise arranged with AAT finance (late fees after March 11)
  • March 18 - Parent Meeting @ AAT Studio from 5-6pm (please try to attend this important meeting)
  • April 1-6 - Spring Break
  • May 5 or 6 (TBD) - Orchestra Sit and Sing @ AAT Studio
  • May 8 - Load-in @ AAT Studio (2-3 hour commitment). Move all sets etc. to Harbor High and assemble.
  • May 7 & 8 - Tech Week Begins - Mon/Tues: 4:00-8:30 at AAT Studio
  • May 9 - Tech Week continues @ Harbor (Wed/Thur: 4:00-9:30)
  • May 11-20 - Performances @ Harbor High (Fridays - 7pm / Saturdays - 2pm & 7pm / Sunday - 2pm)
  • May 20 - Strike @ Harbor High (3-4 hour commitment). Break down and return everything to AAT Studio.
  • May 22 - Cast Party (Date subject to change)


  • Rehearsal Location - AAT Studio, 325 Washington St., Santa Cruz
  • Tech Week Location - AAT Studio & Harbor High School, 300 La Fonda Ave., Santa Cruz
  • Performance Location - Harbor High School, 300 La Fonda Ave., Santa Cruz

  • Parent Responsibilities:

    We do mandate a set number of volunteer hours (20 per family). Volunteering within your time frames for positions from set painting, needlework, auction item soliciting, dressing-room, poster distribution, tech week supervisor and so on. These positions range from a couple of hours to 20+ hours,so you can help in several areas or simply one to fulfill your hours. We rely upon the commitment of the teens and the parents to help in set construction and so on. We have found that this releases the pressure on some families whose lives do not allow for more than a few hours of volunteer work.

    Tuition Costs:

    $95.00 Deposit
    $600.00 Tuition
    $695.00 Total Fee

    * Early bird tuition rate (pay by March 3) $630.00.
    * there is also a $100.00 discount for siblings in the same show.

    If you have any questions about this please do contact us at finance@allabouttheatre.org.

    Tech Week:

    Tech Week is the week before we open - May 7 through 10.
    There will be a SIT and SING with the orchestra on the Saturday or Sunday May 5 or 6, 2018.

    *All Weekday rehearsals in tech week will be held at AAT Studio and Harbor High Theater.

  • Monday arrive at AAT at 4pm until 8:30pm
  • Tuesday arrive at AAT at 4pm until 8:30pm
  • Wednesday arrive at Harbor at 4pm until 9:30pm
  • Thursday arrive at Harbor at 4pm until 9:30pm

  • * We shall try to let the kids out as early as possible on Wednesday and Thursday...

    Character Breakdown

    Here is a list of the possible characters in the production - get ready to "cut loose"!

  • Evan
    A bright, nerdy boy who is excited to become a man. New in town and trying to find a place to fit in, he eventually becomes close with Patrice and Archie. Our story's protagonist.
    Gender: Male
    Vocal range top: Bb4
    Vocal range bottom: Bb2
  • Patrice
    A shy, intelligent, bookworm. Archie's best friend and Evan's new friend.
    Gender: Female
    Vocal range top: E5
    Vocal range bottom: Eb3
  • Brett
    The vain star quarterback. Leads a pack of popular boys, including Malcolm and Eddie.
    Gender: Male
    Vocal range top: C5
    Vocal range bottom: Bb2
  • Malcolm
    A wannabe popular kid and one of Brett's sidekicks.
    Gender: Male
    Vocal range top: C5
    Vocal range bottom: F#3
  • Eddie
    A wannabe popular kid and one of Brett's sidekicks.
    Gender: Male
    Vocal range top: C5
    Vocal range bottom: Bb2
  • Kendra
    The bubbly, popular, head cheerleader. Lucy's best friend and unknowing rival.
    Gender: Female
    Vocal range top: D5
    Vocal range bottom: Bb3
  • Archie
    A good-humored, intelligent, unpopular kid. Patrice's best friend who has to use crutches.
    Gender: Male
    Vocal range top: Bb4
    Vocal range bottom: Ab2
  • Lucy
    A manipulative girl who secretly desires to have Kendra's boyfriend. Sneaky and feisty.
    Gender: Female
    Vocal range top: D5
    Vocal range bottom: F#3
  • Ensemble
    Rabbis; Kids...

  • Musical Numbers

  • 13/Becoming a Man
  • The Lamest Place in the World
  • Hey Kendra
  • Invitations
  • Get Me What I Need
  • Opportunity
  • What It Means To Be a Friend
  • All Hail the Brain/Terminal Illness
  • Getting Ready
  • Any Minute
  • Good Enough
  • Being A Geek
  • Bad Bad News
  • Tell Her
  • It Can't Be True
  • If That's What It Is
  • Evan's Haftorah/A Little More Homework
  • Brand New You

  • Detailed Synopsis

    Twelve-year-old New Yorker, Evan Goldman, is surrounded by rabbis. After chanting, one of them explains that, when a boy has his Bar Mitzvah, he becomes an adult. Evan breaks from the scene and expresses his anguish to the audience. The mounting pressure of puberty, coupled with his parent's ugly divorce, has created unneeded stress in his life ("Thirteen / Becoming a Man"). Just as Evan begins to feel hopeful, his mother calls to tell him that they're moving to Indiana. Once there, however, Evan finds a friend in his neighbor, Patrice. Evan is disappointed that there aren't any cool places in Indiana to have his Bar Mitzvah; Patrice attempts to encourage him ("The Lamest Place in the World").

    Next, we join Evan for the start of the school year. Brett, the most popular kid in school, has summoned up the courage to ask Kendra, the prettiest girl in school, to a scary movie on Friday night so that he can kiss her ("Hey, Kendra"). Despite her best friend, Lucy's, attempts to dissuade her, Kendra consents. Inviting Kendra to a scary movie was Evan's idea, so Brett decides that Evan is cool and refers to him as the "Brain." As the new kid, Evan is thrilled. Patrice, however, is not amused. As the popular kids begin considering Evan's invite to his Bar Mitzvah, however, he becomes pressured to renege his invitation to Patrice – no one will attend if she is there. Seeing the group is not bluffing, he hastily rips up her invitation. Patrice is devastated.

    Later that day, we meet Archie, a high school student who suffers from a degenerative illness. He has run into Evan in the school and expresses anger at Evan for humiliating Patrice, his best and only friend. In an attempt to capitalize on the incident, Archie promises to help mend things between him and Patrice, but only if Evan can get him a date with Kendra ("Get Me What I Need"). At cheerleading practice, Kendra teaches a new cheer while Lucy resolves to make Brett her boyfriend ("Opportunity").

    Elsewhere, Archie tries to talk Patrice into giving Evan a second chance, especially since she has a crush on him. Patrice feels betrayed by Evan and finds it difficult to forgive him ("What It Means to Be a Friend").

    In class, Brett tells Evan that he should get his mom to buy them all tickets to the new thriller, "The Bloodmaster." Evan protests that his mother won't buy them tickets to an R-rated movie, but Brett reminds him that, if she doesn't, nobody will go to his Bar Mitzvah. Evan cycles through possible plans, eventually settling on having Archie use his illness to guilt his mother into relenting ("All Hail the Brain / Terminal Illness"). In an effort to make things better with Patrice, Evan eventually asks her to go to the movie with him as his date. He doesn't realize until later on that he has set up Archie's date with Kendra on the same day and movie as Brett's date! Realizing his mistake, Evan makes Archie promise not to do anything more than sit next to Kendra during the movie, or else he will screw up Brett's date. Archie agrees, and everyone prepares for Friday night ("Getting Ready").

    At the movie, Patrice is upset that Evan isn't even sitting next to her. Throughout the bloody scenes, we see into Brett and Kendra's thoughts as they prepare for the impending kiss ("Any Minute"). Just as they're about to lock lips, Archie ruins it. Brett swears revenge on Evan and Archie. Lucy, seeing her chance, kisses Brett. Patrice tells off Evan when she sees that all he cares about is Brett being angry at him ("Good Enough"). With no one to whom he can turn, Evan realizes that he's in danger of forever being a lonely geek ("Being a Geek").

    As Lucy and Brett begin dating, she forces him to spend more and more time with her. Brett's friends recognize that Lucy isn't good for Brett... or for them at all ("Bad Bad News"). Evan promises to try to bring Brett and Kendra back together so that he can get on everyone's good side. Archie, fearing that this is an impossible mission, begs Patrice to help Evan. She shows up just in time to tell Brett to talk to Kendra, and she and Evan suggest things to say – while resolving their own issues ("Tell Her").

    Brett takes their advice and mends his relationship with Kendra. Lucy, however, won't stand for this. She spreads a rumor that Kendra is cheating on Brett with Evan, and then gets Evan and Kendra in the same place so Brett can catch them ("It Can't Be True"). As Kendra runs after Brett, Evan realizes that he didn't really want to be friends with Brett anyway and that Archie and Patrice are his true friends. He wants to call off the Bar Mitzvah because it would only be the three of them, but Archie and Patrice insist that it won't be that bad ("If That's What It Is"). Finally, Evan has his Bar Mitzvah, and it turns out to be a success. Reflecting on the lessons of becoming a man, he begins to accept what growing up is all about ("A Little More Homework"). The show ends with the cast in celebration ("Brand New You").

    13 the Musical - Photos & Blogs:

    13 the Musical online blog

    Lindsey Chester (Executive Director): 831-345-6340

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