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Musical Theatre of Anthem Presents 13 The Musical  

Anthem, Ariz.  July 11, 2016 – Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces their upcoming production of 13 The Musical, a hilarious, coming-of-age musical about discovering that "cool" is sometimes where we least expect it. Evan Goldman is plucked from his fast paced, preteen New York City life and plopped into a sleepy Indiana town following his parent’s divorce. Surrounded by an array of simpleminded middle school students, he needs to establish his place in the popularity pecking order: Geek. Poser. Jock. Beauty Queen. Wannabe. These are the labels that can last a lifetime! Can he situate himself on a comfortable link of the food chain or will he dangle at the end with the outcasts? 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.  

The talented cast, comprised of award winners and nominees ages 12-15, presents the show September 29 - October 9 in Anthem. The award-winning production staff includes Director Jackie Hammond, Vocal Director Karen Blanzy, Choreographer Lyndsie Clymer and Assistant Director/Stage Manager Jessica Kishbaugh.  

“This show will be sure to entertain patrons of all ages, said Director Jackie Hammond.  “Not only is it hilarious, it also touches the heart as we remember what it was like to be thirteen again; or for teens, they can relate to so much of the storyline.  Add in the rockin' band, and it will be a show you won't easily forget!”  

Performances take place Thursday – Sunday, September 29 – October 9 at Musical Theatre of Anthem, 42323 N. Vision Way, Anthem, AZ  85086.  Times vary, see website for details. Tickets may be purchased online at  Adult tickets are $19; Students, Seniors and Children 12 and under are $16.  

13 the Musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: (212) 541-4684 Fax: (212) 397-4684  

About MTA

Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) is an award-winning, non-profit theater company located in Anthem, Arizona.  The mission of MTA is to develop youth and adults within the field of performing arts while enhancing their intrinsic creativity and brokering their vast talents.  MTA trains and educates youth so that they can become the artists, patrons, and leaders of tomorrow while providing opportunities to adults that empower them and foster their creativity.  MTA’s principles include casting all who audition in select productions, presenting high quality shows that everyone can enjoy, and providing a positive environment where performers can practice teamwork and communication skills while experiencing the pride of accomplishment.



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