The Media Music Theatre Company (MMTC) in Media, PA and The Wilmington Drama League in Wilmington, DE have partnered to bring Jason Robert Brown’s high-energy “13,The Musical” to Media for two weekends May 30 – June 8. 

The production features thirteen talented actors from the Delaware and Pennsylvania areas who have found a unique kinship performing this entertaining and insightful musical together.  In this blog series, the actors share their insights on being a teen, the show, and each other.
Jacob Tracey

Jacob Tracey, one of the oldest actors in the show, plays the ditsy Malcom.  He has been influenced immensely by his experience performing in “13”: “I’m inspired to become more open and to come out of my shell even more into a whole new world.” 

Actress Evelyn Schiavone who struts her stuff as the gossipy Molly agrees: “I relate to it a lot because I’m 13, and I feel all the same emotions as all of the characters in the story.”
Evelyn Schiavone

And what a story! The musical chronicles the trials and tribulations of 13 thirteen-year-olds as they face the realities of friendship, faith and family while finding their place in the world.  There’s romance, gossip, intrigue, heartbreak and even a couple of fights – all choreographed to an excellent Jason Robert Brown score. 

Being on the verge of “teendom” has its challenges and Tracey, who has been at it longer than the role he plays, faces them daily: “Being a teenager in today’s world is hard.  We have to live up to the expectations of our peers, parents and teachers.  Some of us strive and push ourselves to the limit while others don’t work at all.” 

And it’s that pressure to be perfect that Schiavone, one of the youngest of the cast, finds most difficult:  “I’ve been trying to make the best of the situations I’m in.  Parents should be way more understanding of teens.”

And that’s what makes this group of teens identify with each other.  After rehearsals began for the Wilmington production back in November they’ve relied on and supported each other as performers and friends.  

And what does Jacob Tracey- who is studying at Cab Calloway School of the Arts in DE -take away most from the experience? “Follow what you want to do, not what others want you to do.”
With an unforgettable rock score from Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown, the writer of Broadway’s current “Bridges of Madison County” as well as “Parade” and “The Last Five Years” among others, “13” is a 
poignant musical for all ages about discovering that cool is where you find it, and sometimes where you least expect it.  

The show boasts a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Lyrics and tells the story of Evan Goldman, who is having a great life…until his parents get divorced and he’s forced to move with his Mom from NYC to Indiana!  The show features a cast of teens portraying 13-year-old characters dealing with the perils of middle school. This high-energy show was Broadway’s first all-teenage cast, and has many humorous and touching moments.

For tickets to 13 The Musical at The Media Theatre May 30 – June 8, call 610-891-0100 or visit mediatheatre.org.


  1. Otr214428
    Work from home theory is fast gaining popularity because of the freedom and flexibility that comes with it. Since one is not bound by fixed working hours, they can schedule their work at the time when they feel most productive and convenient to them. Women & Men benefit a lot from this concept of work since they can balance their home and work perfectly. People mostly find that in this situation, their productivity is higher and stress levels lower. Those who like isolation and a tranquil work environment also tend to prefer this way of working. Today, with the kind of communication networks available, millions of people worldwide are considering this option.

    Women & Men who want to be independent but cannot afford to leave their responsibilities at home aside will benefit a lot from this concept of work. It makes it easier to maintain a healthy balance between home and work. The family doesn't get neglected and you can get your work done too. You can thus effectively juggle home responsibilities with your career. Working from home is definitely a viable option but it also needs a lot of hard work and discipline. You have to make a time schedule for yourself and stick to it. There will be a time frame of course for any job you take up and you have to fulfill that project within that time frame.

    There are many things that can be done working from home. A few of them is listed below that will give you a general idea about the benefits of this concept.

    This is the most common and highly preferred job that Women & Men like doing. Since in today's competitive world both the parents have to work they need a secure place to leave behind their children who will take care of them and parents can also relax without being worried all the time. In this job you don't require any degree or qualifications. You only have to know how to take care of children. Parents are happy to pay handsome salary and you can also earn a lot without putting too much of an effort.

    For those who have a garden or an open space at your disposal and are also interested in gardening can go for this method of earning money. If given proper time and efforts nursery business can flourish very well and you will earn handsomely. But just as all jobs establishing it will be a bit difficult but the end results are outstanding.

    Freelance can be in different wings. Either you can be a freelance reporter or a freelance photographer. You can also do designing or be in the advertising field doing project on your own. Being independent and working independently will depend on your field of work and the availability of its worth in the market. If you like doing jewellery designing you can do that at home totally independently. You can also work on freelancing as a marketing executive working from home. Wanna know more, email us on workfromhome.otr214428@gmail.com and we will send you information on how you can actually work as a marketing freelancer.

    Internet related work
    This is a very vast field and here sky is the limit. All you need is a computer and Internet facility. Whatever field you are into work at home is perfect match in the software field. You can match your time according to your convenience and complete whatever projects you get. To learn more about how to work from home, contact us today on workfromhome.otr214428@gmail.com and our team will get you started on some excellent work from home projects.

    Diet food
    Since now a days Women & Men are more conscious of the food that they eat hence they prefer to have homemade low cal food and if you can start supplying low cal food to various offices then it will be a very good source of income and not too much of efforts. You can hire a few ladies who will help you out and this can be a good business.

    Thus think over this concept and go ahead.


Post a Comment