Keystone Youth Theatrics Announces Auditions For
13 The Musical!
Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International
Directed by Ryan Boyles
Music/Vocal Direction by Mary George
Geek. Poser. Jock. Beauty Queen. Wannabe. These are the labels that can last a lifetime. 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! Evan Goldman is plucked from his fast-paced, pre-teen New York City life and plopped into a sleepy Indiana town following his parents’ divorce. Surrounded by an array of simpleminded middle school students, he needs to establish his place in the popularity pecking order. Can he situate himself on a comfortable link of the food chain… or will he dangle at the end with the outcasts?!?
Performers ages 11 to 17 are welcome to audition for all roles. Experienced or first time performers who enjoy acting, singing, and dancing are invited to audition. All ethnicities are encouraged to attend.
Audition Dates (please sign up for one of the following audition times. Each slot will be capped at 12 to ensure social distancing):
May 10, 2021 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM
May 10, 2021 from 7:15 to 8:45 PM
May 11, 2021 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM
May 11, 2021 from 7:15 to 8:45 PM
Auditioners will be socially distant and will be expected to wear a mask at all times.
Please be prepared to:
– Sing 16 bars of a musical theatre or pop/rock song of your choice.
*Audtionees are encouraged to sing with tracks with no vocals due to the musical style of this show. A CD player, speakers to plug into a phone, and a bluetooth speaker will be provided. An accompanist will be provided if you wish to sing with piano. No a cappella auditions will be allowed.
– Be prepared to read provided selections from the scripts
– Fill out an audition form (link below) to bring with you to auditions (be as specific as possible about conflicts throughout the rehearsal period).
Please contact show director, Ryan Boyles, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions.
Rehearsals will begin immediately and will be a mixture of weekends and weeknight. The rehearsal schedule will be made after casting around staff and performer conflicts. Tech week will be from Saturday, July 3 through Wednesday, July 7. No absences will be accepted during tech week or performances unless approved by the staff prior to casting. There is NO registration fee to participate in this production!
July 8, 9, 10, 2021 at 7:30 PM
Please make sure you can fully commit to the rehearsal period and performance schedule before auditioning. You must be willing to make the show a priority.
Roles Available (in alphabetical order)
Archie Walker suffers from the terminal illness called muscular dystrophy, meaning he is confined to using crutches to help him walk. However, because of all that he’s been through medically, he has a great perspective on life. He’s definitely the most mature and self-confident person in the play, except when he’s scared of the football team. And of course, Kendra, head cheerleader.
Brett Sampson is quarterback of the football team. Brett is the cool jock of the school. He is “almost as smart as a postage stamp” but everyone respects him and wants to be his friend. He his two sidekicks Malcolm and Eddie who do basically what he wants, plus Richie and Simon who tag along. He has a huge crush on Kendra and tries to get her to date him.
Cassie is a great student, the leader of almost every club, and 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! Cassie is also a total gossip girl. She will someday run a major corporation, and is shopping for all the outfits now! Cassie is a very fashion forward girl who has an amazing sense of style. She’s a diva and loves to gossip.
Charlotte is the typical girl. She likes to text and hang out with friends. She is very gullible and will believe anything anyone tells her. It was believed by the other kids that she spread a rumor about Kendra and Evan.
Eddie is a little mafia Don. It’s as though he doesn’t realize he’s in a 4-foot body as he gives orders, terrorizes the geeks, by order of Brett. He’s a force to be reckoned with. He is a cool kid and overly dramatic. He is in love with Lucy and he thinks she loves him (when she doesn’t). He tells Brett everything. He is the brains out of his group, Brett and Malcolm. Don’t mess with Eddie, because he takes revenge to the tenth degree.
Evan Goldman is the main protagonist of 13 the Musical. As a 12 1/2-going-on-13-yr-old, his life as he knew it has been turned upside down, and he has decided to take control. He has that unique blend of optimism and angst. His fortitude and determination are admirable. He’s funny, ironic, confident, smart, sensitive and almost ready to become the man he will soon be. He’s bright, charismatic, and a little bit nerdy. He’s in search of a place to truly fit in. He thinks that ‘place’ is with popular kids. In New York, he lived in 224 West 92nd Street, the heart of Manhattan. When his parents are divorced, he moves with his mom to Appleton, Indiana. The first person he meets is Patrice.
Kendra Quaker is a beautiful head-cheerleader. She is sweet, bubbly, and perky. She is also naïve and impressionable. She has always been in Lucy’s shadow. She likes Brett, and he likes her back. She’s mostly oblivious to the fact that Archie has a huge crush on her, but she is sympathetic. Unfortunately, her personality isn’t strong enough for her to stand up for what’s right, even when she knows that her best friend is wrong.
Lucy Dunn is a diva. She’s a predator. Queen of the school, she decides where people fit in the hierarchy. She stops at nothing to get what she wants, has more purses than scruples, and lets no one get in her way. Lucy is smart, popular, stylish, and has learned to manipulate her friends. She has a huge crush on Brett and will do anything to have him, including spreading a rumor about Kendra (her best friend) and Evan to get Kendra and Brett to break up.
Malcolm is a side kick to a side kick. He brings a suburban-urban point of view to the world he orbits. In the chain of command, he is third, but in his mind, he is-okay, third. Still, this fast-talking follower has an intimidating confidence and charm that fits well with his basic unawareness of the world around him. He is there for one reason – to serve, protect, and be influenced by Brett.
Patrice Parker is a quirky, offbeat, some might say geek, and ready to begin her life – away from where her life is. She thinks Appleton, Indiana is the lamest place in the world and dreams of escaping and moving to someplace more cultured and diverse.
Richie loves to hang with Brett and his crew, and is explosive, the class clown, the goofball. He is out there, everywhere, in perpetual motion. He is very likeable and is a big social kind of guy. He likes to be in the middle of everything, and somewhat like Cassie, Molly, and Charlotte, likes to be plugged into the goings on of the school, whether it be the latest gossip or snagging the best picture at the right time on his phone.
Simon is the quiet, unassuming kid that just wants to get by, yet finds himself in the middle of everything. The guy that can get the girls to flirt with him by being himself even though the real girl he wants is Charlotte, but he doesn’t do much about it because he thinks she doesn’t like him. He’s the guy in Brett’s shadow on the team, but is always there as back-up. He’s a tech savvy wizard and a quiet genius.