WHAT: Blue Springs City Theatre “13” the musical, a coming-of-age comedy by Dan Elish, Robert Horn and Jason Robert Brown (2008), directed by Vickie Miller and produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.
WHERE: Blue Springs High School auditorium, 2000 N.W. Ashton Drive, Blue Springs.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and July 19-20; 2 p.m. Sunday and July 21.
HOW MUCH: Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors 60-older and children 12-younger. They can be purchased at the box office or online at: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4268825
WHAT'S THE SHOW ABOUT: Evan Goldman is about to turn 13, and he can’t wait. His life seems full of possibilities – that is, until his parents get divorced, and he is forced to move with his mom from big-city New York to sleepy Appleton, Indiana. If Evan can’t get the coolest kids at Dan Quayle Junior High to come to his bar mitzvah, how is he going to survive the school year, not to mention the rest of his life? As Evan navigates the world of cool kids and nerds, jocks and cheerleaders, first kisses and heartbreak, he comes to understand “What it Means to Be a Friend.” With a bright, catchy pop score from Jason Robert Brown, equal doses of humor and pathos, and a cast of talented teens, the show appeals to grown-ups and almost-grown-ups alike. (from stageagent.com
Evan: Tarver Muntz
Patrice: Ellie Fuson
Archie: Finn Smith
Brett: Declan O'Brien
Lucy: Annie Smith
Kendra: Ava McCluer
Malcolm: Ash Onstott
Eddie: Tyler Wiss
Charlotte: Jessica Ball
Cassie: Sarah Ball
Molly: Aislinn Plumberg
Simon: Grant McDaniel
Richie: Gunner Hill
Evan's rabbi: David Fast
Kids: Garrett Breshears, Laila Devine, Jadyn Hervey, Jackie Kraft, Gabby Loesch, Aralyn Mayes, Rachel Meng, Michael Parker, Makennah Sophy, Sadie Swinney, Jordyn Taylor
Rabbis: Robin Carroll-Dolci, Jim DeFries, Jim McDonald
Cheerleaders: Laila Devine, Jadyn Hervey, Jackie Kraft, Gabby Loesch, Aralyn Mayes, Rachel Meng, Makennah Sophy, Sadie Swinney, Jordyn Taylor
Geeks: Grant McDaniel, Gunner Hill, Garrett Breshears, Michael Parker, Makennah Sophy, Sadie Swinney
– Compiled by Mike Genet