13 THE MUSICAL opens next month at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center

Panic Productions, Born to Perform Studio and BarCinBoo Productions are teaming up to bring Ventura County a NEW summer music experience for teens! 13 is a hilarious coming-of-age musical about discovering that “cool” is sometimes where you least expect it. With an unforgettable rock score by Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown and a book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn, 13 is a musical about fitting in and standing out! Directed by Barry Pearl (his third West Coast production of 13), with musical director Lloyd Cooper and choreographer Michelle Elkin. Three giants of the theater industry. The talented young actors are also truly remarkable. The show will run from September 2 to 18, 2022 (13 performances) at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center.

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New Yorker Evan Goldman, 12, will soon celebrate his Bar Mitzvah. He wants his party to be amazing, but that might not happen because his parents split up as his father begins to fall for a flight attendant, causing his mother to file for divorce. Just when Evan thinks things might be okay, his mom calls to tell him they’re moving to Appleton, Indiana. Once there, Evan finds a friend at his neighbor’s house, Patrice, who has a crush on Evan while telling him about Appleton, Indiana. As his 13th birthday approaches, he must master the complex social circles of his new school and make friends by turning his Bar Mitzvah into the coolest party ever. Geek. Setter. Jock. Beauty queen. Aspirant. These are the labels that can last a lifetime.

THE CAST: Alexa Margolis as Ryder, Anna Cardino as Charlotte, Calista Loter as Lucy/Cindy, Callula Sawyer as Kristina/Dance Captain, Cecilia Diamond as Rosie, Emerson Julian as Kendra/Sarah, Ethan Daugherty as Evan, Harrington Gwin as Ben, Jake McDermotte as Malcolm, Kirsten Adler as Molly, Lucas Panczel as Brett, Lucy Bollier as Cassie, Maddie Ragsdale as Lucy/Cindy, Marissa Margolis as Patrice/Gracie, Mia Akima Brown as Patrice/Gracie, Peter Umipig as Archie, Oliver Stellan as Eddie, Olivia Zenetzis as Kendra/Sarah, Sophie Gray as Rosie, and Westin Walker Pardee as Richie.

PRODUCTION TEAM

Directed by Barry Pearl

Musical direction by Lloyd Cooper

Choreographed by. michelle elkins

Scenography by Rei Yamamototar

Lighting design by Ian Kelley

Directed by Megan Brister

Musicians include: Steve Clift (bass), Jeff Gibson (2nd keyboard), Satoshi Kirisawa (percussion) and Ryan Detlefsen (guitar)

Graphic Design by Paige Loter (also Scenic Design Assistant)

Publicity by Sandra Kuker PR

Produced by Panic! Productions, Born To Perform Studio and BarCinBoo Productions

SHOWS / TICKETS:

13 The Musical will run September 2-18, 2022. Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, located at 3050 E Los Angeles Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93065. Performances are Thursday and Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and at 8 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Tickets are $28 for adults, $24 for students and seniors, and $20 for children 12 and under.

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For general information about the show, go to: http://www.panicproductions.org

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