Riverside Youth Theatre Announces
Inland Empire Premiere of 13 the Musical
Debbie Wolgemuth, Artistic Director
13 the Musical focuses on Manhattan-born Evan Goldman (Gabriel Martinez), who has moved from NYC to rustic Appleton, Indiana. There is a beautiful but devious girl, Lucy (Hayley Higgins), on hand to cause trouble. She is one of the stock characters in the school's in-crowd, led by quarterback Brett (Bobby Coovert) and head cheerleader Kendra (Hannah Wolgemuth). Evan needs to impress them as he tries desperate ways to sell his upcoming bar mitzvah party to these Midwestern kids. While courting this clique, Evan foolishly alienates his sincere neighbor Patrice (Courtney Ladd) and muscularly-degenerative Archie (Ryan Mauger). Jason Robert Brown -- whose previous musicals include Songs For a New World, Parade, and The Last Five Years -- can quickly shift musical gears from constructing rock blasts to power ballads to the exuberant curtain call, "Brand New You," that reiterates the youthful spirit and humor that has been on display throughout 13 the Musical.
Riverside Youth Theatre presents the Inland Empire premiere of 13 the Musical at CrossWinds Theater, 29263 Ironwood Avenue in Moreno Valley on:
November 12,13,19,20 @ 7:30 pm
November 14,21 @ 3:00 pm
Tickets can be purchased through the theatre's website at www.RiversideYouthTheatre.org. Purchase $10 and $12 discount tickets online through November 21. All tickets purchased at the door by cash and check are $15.
13 the Musical Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown Book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn
13 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 www.MTIShows.com.
Riverside Youth Theatre is in its 11th season of providing family-friendly entertainment for the Inland Empire. The company is distinctive in providing a quality theatrical experience, offers an elementary and teen division, a summer youth theatre day camp, a youth theatre acting/dance/vocal competition, no waiting lists and is affordable. www.RiversideYouthTheatre.org
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