JASON ROBERT BROWN'S '13' MUSICAL IS AT MEDIA THEATRE IN JULY
Each weekend July 8 through the 31, the show features a story about Evan Goldman, who becomes a teenager and moves from New York City to a small town in the Midwest. If that change is not enough, he is also going through physical changes as he becomes a young man. "13" is about growing up and learning how to fit in, of course, but it's also appealing to adults who wish to take a walk down memory lane.
|The Guys of "13": Josiah Jacoby, Dayshawn Hewitt, Michael Wells, JD Triolo, Matt Saylor, Leo Koncos, Jackson Sweeney, and Josh Atkinson|
Talkin' Broadway, in David Edward Hughes' review of the show's Seattle production in 2011, said "It has abundant heart and humor, and it may be my favorite Jason Robert Brown score since Parade."
Hughes' review hits the mark, as the show's score is very appealing to baby boomers raised on American Top 40. Composer Jason Robert Brown sites Billy Joel, Carole King, and Paul Simon as popular artists who have influenced his work along with Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim.
"13" features a score which speaks to the teen years, but also songs which have a universal appeal such as "What It Means To Be A Friend", "The Lamest Place In The World", and "A Little More Homework".
"13" has something for anyone between the ages of 12 to adult as we are taken in by the humor, heart, and message of the production. For adults, the perfect comparison might be that "13" is similar in style to "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown". Both shows examine life through younger eyes and minds, but "13" is from an older perspective.
"13" is on stage at The Media Theatre July 8 through July 31 with performances on Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 7pm, and Sundays at 3pm. It is directed by Jesse Cline. For tickets call 610-891-0100 or visit mediatheatre.org
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