TAKES ON BULLYING WITH
– A New Rock Musical About the One Thing We Never Stop Doing –
Day meets youth theatre -- with a live rock band
JOLLA, CA – The award-winning J*Company Youth Theatre, a program of the San
Diego Center for Jewish Culture at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center,
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS, is pleased to announce its production of the hilarious
high-energy musical 13 with
music and lyrics by Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown and book by Dan
English and Robert Horn. The production will run December
3-12, 2010, at the
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre.
year old Evan Goldman lives in the greatest city in the world, New York .
He is popular and cool and getting ready for the biggest day of his life, but
when his parents get divorced his world turns upside down and he’s forced to
have his Bar Mitzvah in “the lamest place in the world,” a small town in
Indiana. All Evan wants is to make friends and survive the school year;
easier said than done! The star quarterback is threatening to ruin his
life; his only friend, Patrice, won’t talk to him; plus quite possibly the
least popular kid in school sees an opportunity for blackmail – what else
could go wrong?
ready to rock!” said Joey Landwehr, J* Company’s Artistic Director. “We
are presenting 13
– A New Musical, ‘The way it was meant to be… at the JCC.’
This is going to be an all-dancing, all-singing, full-out ROCK CONCERT! Think
Green Day meets youth theatre; with a live rock band and some of the best
dancing La Jolla has ever seen.”
13 has a beautiful plot about the trials and tribulations of growing up,” said
Landwehr. “It’s filled with beautiful ballads and heart-touching
lyrics. This is definitely a show for anyone ages 9 – 99. I hope everyone will
come to see this show, destined to be a new classic!”
is directing 13.
Landwehr has worked extensively as an actor and director in New York City , both
on and off Broadway, as well as in national tours and regional theatre.
He has studied under such instructors as Betty Buckley, Patti LuPone, Marcel
Marceau, Francis Sternhagen, F. Murray Abraham, Twyla Tharpe, and has had the
privilege of working with great performers such as Phyllis Diller, Sam Harris,
Joel Grey, Kaye Ballard, Michael Feinstein, Kristen Chenowith, and Howard Keel.
Landwehr is a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), the American Federation
of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) and Actors’ Equity Association (AEA).
He was honored in 2006 by San
Diego Metropolitan Magazine as
one of the 40 San Diego residents under the age of 40 who are making significant
contributions to the community. Landwehr most recently directed Fireflies, South
King and I, The
Sound of Music, Cinderella and Fiddler
on the Roof for
our educational component the cast (and audiences) of 13
– A New Musical will
be learning about the current hot-topic of bullying. 13 is
the first musical to deal with the problem of bullying head-on and without
reservation, teaching young people the importance of compassion and acceptance.
The school audiences and the cast will be visited by a professional child
educator and psychiatrist to speak about all aspects of bullying and the long
lasting effects it has on all people but especially young kids during the middle
and high school years.
the cast of 13 are:
Name Role Age School
Patrice 13 San
Diego Cooperative Charter School
13 R. Roger
Rowe Rancho Santa Fe School
15 San Diego Jewish
15 San Diego High - School
of the Arts
12 Francis Parker
La Costa Heights
15 San Marcos High
14 High Tech High
15 High Tech High
Valley Middle School
12 Earl Warren
Valley Middle School
10 Skyline Global Ed
Dates and Times:
December 3, 10:00 a.m. (School Show)
December 4, 8:00 p.m.
December 5, 1:00 & 4:30 p.m.
December 9, 7:00 p.m.
December 10, 10:00 a.m. (School Show)
December 11, 8:00 p.m.
December 12, 1:00 & 4:30 p.m.
for 13 are
$14.00 for children and $16.00 for adults and are available online at www.sdcjc.org/jcompany or
by calling the JCC Box Office at 858-362-1348.
The David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre is located at the Lawrence Family
Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS at 4126 Executive Drive , La Jolla