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13 The Musical

Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown

Book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International

Show Description:

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, pre-teen 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?!?

Audition Dates:

Monday, May 22nd from 5-8pm & Tuesday, May 23rd from 5-8pm

Please email cidermillstage@gmail.com to reserve your audition time.

Audition Requirements:

Performers ages 11 to 17 are welcome to audition for all roles.  Experienced or first time performers who enjoy acting, singing, and dancing are invited to audition. All ethnicities are encouraged to attend.

Auditioners please be prepared to:

  • Sing a song of your choice that showcases your vocal ability.  An accompanist will be provided so please bring your sheet music with you to the audition.
  • Read selections from the script which will be provided to you at the audition.
  • Fill out an audition form when you arrive (also please be as specific as possible with your conflicts throughout the rehearsal process)


Please contact cidermillstage@gmail.com with any additional questions.

Character Descriptions:

Evan Goldman is the main protagonist of 13 the Musical. As a 12 1/2-going-on-13-yr-old, his life as he knew it has been turned upside down, and he has decided to take control. He has that unique blend of optimism and angst. His fortitude and determination are admirable. He’s funny, ironic, confident, smart, sensitive, and almost ready to become the man he will soon be. He’s bright, charismatic and a little bit nerdy. He’s in search of a place to truly fit in. He thinks that “place” is with the popular kids. 

Patrice Parker is quirky, offbeat, some might say geeky, and ready to begin her life – away from where her life is. She thinks Appleton, Indiana is the lamest place in the world and dreams of planning an escape and moving to someplace more cultured and diverse. She really likes Evan and is very hurt when he drops her for the ‘cool’ gang. She is sensitive and emotional, but is not a pushover. 

Kendra Quaker is a beautiful head-cheerleader. She is sweet, bubbly, and perky. She is also naive and impressionable. She has always been in Lucy’s shadow. She likes Brett , and he likes her back. She’s mostly oblivious to the fact that Archie has a huge crush on her, but she is sympathetic. Unfortunately, her personality isn’t strong enough for her to stand up for what’s right, even when she knows that her best friend is wrong. 

Archie Walker suffers from the terminal illness called muscular dystrophy, meaning he is confined to using crutches to help him walk. However, because of all that he’s been through medically, he has a great perspective on life. He’s definitely the most mature and self-confident person in the play, except when he’s scared of the football team, and of course, Kendra, head cheerleader.

Brett Sampson is quarterback on the football team. He has a huge crush on Kendra and tries to get her to date him. He also dates Lucy for a while which really winds Kendra up.

 Lucy Dunn is a diva. She’s a predator. Queen of the school, she decides where people fit in this hierarchy. She stops at nothing to get what she wants, has more purses than scruples and lets no one get in her way. Lucy is smart, popular, stylish, and has learned to manipulate her friends. She has a huge crush on Brett and will do anything to have him, including spreading a rumor about Kendra (her best friend) and Evan to get Kendra and Brett to break up.

Eddie is a little mafia Don. It’s as though he doesn’t realize he’s in a 4-foot body as he gives orders, terrorizes the geeks, by order of Brett. He’s a force to be reckoned with. He is a cool kid and is overly dramatic. He is in love with Lucy and he thinks Lucy loves him (when she doesn’t). He tells Brett everything. He is the brains out of his group, Brett and Malcom. Don`t mess with Eddie because he takes revenge to the tenth degree. 

Malcolm is a sidekick to a sidekick. He brings a suburban-urban point of view to the world he orbits. In the chain of command, he is third, but in his mind, he is – okay, third. Still, this fast-talking follower has an intimidating confidence and charm that fits well with his basic unawareness of the world around him. He is there for one reason – to serve, protect, and be influenced by Brett. 

Richie is explosive, the class clown, the goofball. He is out there, everywhere, in perpetual motion. He is very likeable and is a big social kind of guy. He likes to be in the middle of everything, and somewhat like Cassie, Molly, Charlotte, likes to be plugged into the goings on of the school, whether it be the latest gossip or snagging the best picture at the right time on his phone. 

Simon is the quiet, unassuming kid that just wants to get by, yet finds himself in the middle of everything; the guy that can get the girls flirt with him by just being himself even though the real girl he wants is Charlotte, but he doesn’t do much about it because he thinks she doesn’t like him. He’s the guy in Brett’s shadow on the team, but is always there as back-up. He’s a tech savvy wizard and a quiet genius. 

Cassie is a great student, the leader of almost every club, an eye-on-the-prize kind of girl. She’s all about being the best she can be, loving her friends, keeping up on trends, and staying plugged in! Cassie is also a total gossip girl. She will someday run a major corporation, and is shopping for all the outfits now! Cassie is a very fashion forward girl, who has an amazing sense of style. She’s a diva and loves to gossip. 

Charlotte is a girl who likes to text and hang out with friends. She is very gullible and will believe anything anyone tells her! It was believed by the other kids that she spread a rumor about Kendra and Evan. 

Molly is cool, hip, and confident. She’s the girl that loves gossip, loves to start a rumor, gets into everyone’s business, then steps back to watch as all hell breaks loose. She knows everything about everyone, and is the source of all school information. 

Kids/Company: 13 is set in a school, so there will be loads of work for the chorus as members of the various groups like the cheerleaders and the rabbis.



Rehearsals will be Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday beginning June 27th from 10am-2pm.  We will make an adjustment for the week of July 4th.  We ask that actors pack a lunch for each day of rehearsal.  

Tech Day will be Saturday, July 29th and Tech Week rehearsals will be in the evenings.

Performance Dates are August 3rd-6th at 7:30pm.

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