13: The Musical!
An Algonquin Arts Theatre production featuring The Algonquin Youth Ensemble
Director: Ian Moore
Musical Director: Stephen Strouse
Choreographer: Christina Rak Samson
Roles are appropriate for children 10 to 18 years of age. All students who are cast in this production will be enrolled in the tuition-based 2014 Spring Algonquin Youth Ensemble class, a musical theatre intensive program.
Scholarship applications are available from Julie Nagy, Director of Arts Education, email@example.com
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - Starting a 4 p.m. by appointment
Please call or e-mail Julie to schedule a time to audition: 732.528.9224 or
Callbacks: Saturday, January 25, 2014 – Time TBA
REHEARSAL / CLASS BEGINS: February 5, 2014
Algonquin Arts Theatre
Friday, May 9, 2014 – 10:00 a.m. (Performance for Local Schools)
Friday, May 9, 2014 – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 10, 2014 – 7:00 p.m.
SIDES / AUDTION MATERIAL PREP:
Auditioners are asked to prepare 16 bars of music similar to the rock arrangement of 13: The Musical, and be prepared to dance. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music in the correct key.
Please also learn the following selection from this show to be considered for a specific role:
Girls - "What It Means to Be a Friend" – Download (Will Be Posted Soon)
Boys - "A Little More Homework" – Download (Will Be Posted Soon)
Please note that while we are asking all auditioners to learn the music from the show; due to time constraints not everyone will be asked to present this song.
Character descriptions are included below. If you are interested in a specific role, please become familiar with the character description(s) below.
ABOUT 13: THE MUSICAL:
Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn
Two Acts, Book Musical, Pop / Rock, Rated PG
A grown-up story about growing up!
Evan Goldman is two months from turning 13 years old, living happily in New York City, when his world is turned upside down by his parents' divorce and now is forced to move to a small town in Indiana. Evan just wants to make friends and survive the school year. Easier said than done.
The star quarterback is threatening to ruin his life and his only friend, Patrice, won't talk to him. The school freak sees an opportunity for blackmail and someone is spreading the nastiest rumors.
Algonquin Arts Theatre brings to the stage composer/lyricist's Jason Robert Brown's rollicking new novel-based Broadway musical, 13. Facing a new life in a new place of customs and culture, Evan has to make choices about who he wants to be versus who he really is and see if he can make it through the challenges without losing the best friends he'll ever have.
A hilarious, high-energy musical for all ages about discovering that cool is where you find it, and
sometimes where you least expect it.
Evan - 13 year old Jewish boy. He is smart and sarcastic. He is a unique blend of optimism and angst. He's funny, ironic, confident, sensitive, and almost ready to become the man he will be. He is a bit nerdy and looking for a place to truly fit in. He thinks that is with the popular kids. His parents have just gotten divorced and his Mom has moved them to Appleton, Indiana. He is planning his Bar Mitzvah.
Archie - Suffers from muscular dystrophy and is confined to using crutches to help him walk. Because of all he's been through, he has a great perspective on life. He's the most mature and self-confident of the group, except when he's scared of the football team and Kendra, the head cheerleader.
Brett - Cool kid that every guy wants to be and every girl wants to have. Captain of the football team.
Eddie - A little mafia Don. Doesn't realize he’s in a 4 ft. body as he gives orders and terrorizes the geeks. A cool kid. Overly dramatic and a force to be reckoned with. Not to be messed with.
Malcolm - Brings a suburban-urban point of view to the world. A real side kick follower. Fast talking, confident, and charming. Basically unaware of the world around him.
Richie - Class clown, goofball. Very likeable and a big social kind of guy. Likes to be in the middle of everything and is quite explosive. Plugged in to the goings on of the school. Happy-go-lucky character that brightens your day.
Simon - Quiet and unassuming. Just wants to get by, yet finds himself in the middle of everything. He's
the guy that can get the girls to flirt with him by just being himself. He’s a tech savvy wizard and a quiet genius.
Patrice - Quirky, offbeat, some might say geeky. She thinks Appleton, Indiana is the lamest place in the world and dreams of planning an escape and moving somewhere more cultured and diverse. Sensitive, playful, emotional, smarter than most, celebrates what makes her different, and just wants to be understood by someone she understands. She’s total chic-geek, dances to her own DJ, and has a lot to give. Can't seem to fit in with the popular kids because she won’t change to fit their standards.
Kendra - Popular girl, but naïve. She is the beautiful head cheerleader. She is sweet, bubbly, and perky. She is an airhead, but sweet at heart. Her body has matured faster than her awareness of it. She has always been in Lucy's shadow. She walks the line between moral and mean.
Lucy - Mean popular girl. A true diva. She is Queen of the school and decides where people fit in this hierarchy. She stops at nothing to get what she wants, has more purses than scruples. She is smart, stylish, and knows exactly how to manipulate her friends.
Charlotte - Typical girl. Likes to text and hang out with friends. Very gullible–believes almost anything anyone tells her. She loves to spread a good rumor.
Molly - Cool, hip, and confident. Loves gossip, loves to start a rumor. She gets into everyone's business and then steps back to watch the mayhem. She knows everything about everyone and is the source of all school information. She is the tallest of the girls and has a ponytail.
Cassie - 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. She is a total gossip girl. One day, she will run a major corporation and she is shopping for all the outfits now. She is a fashion forward diva, and has an amazing sense of style.
A diverse group of Middle school / High School looking students --- hip hop dancers, beat boxers, rappers, singers, stunts, etc.