A hilarious, coming-of-age musical about discovering that "cool" is sometimes where we least expect it.

Geek. Poser. Jock. Beauty Queen. Wannabe. These are the labels that can last a lifetime. With an unforgettable rock score from Tony Award-winning composer, Jason Robert Brown, (Parade, The Last Five Years, Bridges of Madison County) 13 is a musical about fitting in – and standing out!

Evan Goldman is plucked from his fast-paced, preteen New York City life and plopped into a sleepy Indiana town following his parents divorce. Surrounded by an array of simpleminded middle school students, he needs to establish his place in the popularity pecking order. Can he situate himself on a comfortable link of the food chain... or will he dangle at the end with the outcasts?!?

The cast is comprised entirely of teenagers, but the stories that come to life here are ageless, the emotions they explore timeless, the laughter and the memories they provide priceless.

Auditions information for 13 TBA

Imagine the thrill and excitement of doing musical theatre: auditions, casting, learning lines, songs, choreography, blocking, props, costumes, rehearsals, opening night!

Now imagine doing all of that IN ONLY 36 HOURS!

  • The stageGR 36-Hour Theatre Experience will begin at 8:00 AM on Saturday, May 23rd at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary Matthews Auditorium, concluding on Sunday, May 24th after one performance at the Matthews Auditorium at 7:00 PM 

  • Auditions will occur at the start and roles assigned during the experience. Please be prepared to sing 30-60 seconds of any musical theater song, a'capella.

  • General admission tickets will be available at the door for $5 cash or check written to stageGR.

  • The Experience also includes a souvenir T-Shirt, meals and snacks.

  • More information, including how students can prepare, will be communicated in the weeks leading up to the Experience.

Prepare to have fun, and break a leg!