13 : The Musical

music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, book by Dane Elish and Robert Horn 18 Aug 2023 - 19 Aug 2023

presented by the British Theatre Academy, Manchester Musical Youth and the Minack Theatre

Evan Goldman is about to turn thirteen and he can’t wait. Life seems full of possibilities -- that is, until his parents get divorced and he’s forced to move with his mom from big-city New York to Appleton, Indiana. If Evan can’t get the coolest kids 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 humour and pathos, and a cast of wildly talented teens, 13 is irresistible to grown-ups and almost-grown-ups alike.