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Playhouse 38 presents 13-The Musical

Jul 24, 2017 09:24AM ● By Ben Scott

Connor McCue, Lucy Smith, Larissa Catalano, Brady Owen, Kaia Edel, and Adam Dahlberg rehearsing choreography for the Playhouse 38 production of 13-The Musical.

Are you 13?  Have you ever been 13?  Then don’t miss this hilarious, coming-of-age musical about discovering that “cool” is sometimes where we least expect it.  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 New York 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, 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, equal doses of humor and pathos, and a talented local cast, 13-The Musical is irresistible to audiences of tweens, teens, and adults.

The Playhouse 38 production of 13-The Musical stars Larissa Catalano of Campton Hills, Nathan Pique of Campton Hills, Lucy Smith of Geneva, Audrey Webb of Geneva, Jim Knapp of Warrenville, Kaia Edel of Geneva, Tera Carlson of Bartlett, Krystal Perez of Montgomery, Barb Rucci of Naperville, Adam Dalhberg of Geneva, Connor McCue of Geneva, and Brady Owen of Geneva.  Cast members range in age from 14 to 21.  13-The Musical is directed by Lisa Pivaronas.

13-The Musical is rated PG-13.  It involves teens dealing with adult issues such as fitting in, surviving friendships, parental pressures, and more.  It opened on Broadway in October 2008.

Performances of 13-The Musical at Playhouse 38 are August 4 and 5 at 7:00 pm, and August 5 and 6 at 3:00 pm.  Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased online at or by calling 630-232-4542.  Playhouse 38 is located at 321 Stevens Street, Suite P, Geneva.

Playhouse 38 is home to the Geneva Park District’s Cultural Arts program an outlet to be creative, expressive, and, most of all, have fun.  Class, camps, and performance opportunities are available for all ages.  Adult and Youth Productions are produced 4 times per year, and provide participants with a full-theatre experience, including costumes, lighting, props, backgrounds, and more.  Productions include both theatrical plays and musicals.