CASTING CALL: “13: The Musical”

M&M Stage Productions has announced auditions for their 2020 production of 13: THE MUSICAL at The Kelsey Theatre! Auditions begin in February 2020 with the production opening inside the theater in May 2020.

Interested in auditioning? Here is everything you need to know!


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PRODUCTION TEAM

  • PRODUCTION COMPANY: M&M Stage Productions
  • DIRECTOR: Makenna Katz
  • MUSIC DIRECTOR: TBA
  • CHOREOGRAPHER: Jillian Lee

ABOUT THE SHOW

Evan Goldman is about to turn thirteen, and he can’t wait! His life seems full of possibilities… That is, until his parents get divorced, and he is forced to move with his mom from big-city NYC to podunk 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 and equal doses of humor and pathos, 13 the Musical is irresistible to grow-ups and almost grown-ups alike.

PERFORMANCE DATES

  • May 1, 2020, at 8 PM
  • May 2, 2020, at 8 PM
  • May 3, 2020, at 2 PM
  • May 8, 2020, at 8 PM
  • May 9, 2020, at 8 PM
  • May 10, 2020, at 2 PM

Performances will take place inside The Kelsey Theatre at Mercer County Community College’s West Windsor Campus – 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, New Jersey 08550.

AUDITION DATES & TIMES

  • February 8, 2020, from 11 AM to 4 PM
  • February 9, 2020, from 11 AM to 4 PM
  • INVITED CALLBACKS: February 10, 2020, from 7 to 10 PM

Auditions will be held on the Mercer County Community College West Windsor Campus. Check the Kelsey Theatre sign board for a room location on the day of your audition. MCCC is located at 1200 Old Trenton Rd, West Windsor NJ 08550

WHAT TO PREPARE

Bring a theatrical resume and headshot (or recent photograph).

The Singing…

  • All auditioners will sing from the score.
  • Refer to the Character Breakdown below for song selection.
  • An accompanist will be present.

The Acting…

  • Some auditioners will be invited to read for the production staff.
  • Cold readings will be from the script.

The Dancing…

  • All auditioners will learn a movement routine.
  • Bring well-fitted shoes with hard soles.
  • Wear or bring comfortable clothes appropriate for movement.

REHEARSAL DETAILS

  • The production will rehearse on the campus of Mercer County Community College two weekday evenings and on Sunday afternoons (exact times to be determined).
  • The production may add rehearsals as needed. Expect to attend rehearsal every evening during the week preceding the show. Please bring a list of conflict dates to auditions.

OPEN ROLES

PLEASE NOTE: All roles are non-paid, and non-Equity. All roles are open.

Seeking actors of all types who can convincingly play young teens.

EVAN – (M, 13 years old) – A bright and nerdy boy who is nervous and excited to become a Jewish adult. He is new to the town and is trying to fit in with all of the other teenagers. He is the main protagonist of the musical. Vocal Range: Bb4-Bb2. AUDITION SONG TO PREPARE: 13.

PATRICE – (F, 13 years old) – A shy and intelligent bookworm who is best friends with Archie. She becomes friendly with Evan, the new kid in town. Vocal Range: E5-Eb3. AUDITION SONG TO PREPARE: What It Means to Be a Friend.

BRETT – (M, 13 years old) – The school’s star quarterback and lead jock. He is the head of the most popular boys in school. Vocal Range: C5-Bb2. AUDITION SONG TO PREPARE: Getting Ready.

MALCOLM – (M, 13 years old) – A wannabe popular kid who is one of Brett’s sidekicks. Vocal Range: Top C5-F#3. AUDITION SONG TO PREPARE: Hey Kendra.

EDDIE – (M, 13 years old) – A wannabe popular kid who is one of Brett’s sidekicks. Vocal Range: C5-Bb2. AUDITION SONG TO PREPARE: Hey Kendra.

KENDRA – (F, 13 years old) – The bubbly, optimistic, and energetic head cheerleader. She is Lucy’s best friend and unknowing rival. Vocal Range: D5-Bb3. AUDITION SONG TO PREPARE: Any Minute.

ARCHIE – (M, 13 years old) – A good-humored, intelligent, unpopular kid who is Patrice’s best friend. After being diagnosed with an illness, Archie is forced to use crutches. Vocal Range: Bb4-Ab2. AUDITION SONG TO PREPARE: Get Me What I Need.

LUCY – (F, 13 years old) – A manipulative and sneaky girl who secretly desires to have her best friend, Kendra’s, boyfriend. Vocal Range: D5-F#3. AUDITION SONG TO PREPARE: Opportunity.

CHARLOTTE – (F, 13 years old) – Another teen in town. AUDITION SONG TO PREPARE: Brand New You.

MOLLY – (F, 13 years old) – Another teen in town. AUDITION SONG TO PREPARE: Brand New You.

CASSIE – (F, 13 years old) – Another teen in town. AUDITION SONG TO PREPARE: Brand New You.

SIMON (M, 13 years old) – Another teen in town. AUDITION SONG TO PREPARE: Hey Kendra.

RICHIE (M, 13 years old) – Another teen in town. AUDITION SONG TO PREPARE: Hey Kendra.

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