Cast Announced for Regional Debut of 13 at Theatre Under the Stars

News   Cast Announced for Regional Debut of 13 at Theatre Under the Stars Houston natives Aaron Boudreaux, Sean Hardin and Sydney Roberts will star in the Theatre Under the Stars post-Broadway staging of Jason Robert Brown's coming-of-age musical 13.

The teen-targeted musical, which played a short-lived Broadway run last fall, arrives at TUTS Sept. 10-12, following a developmental staging at the French Woods Performing Arts Camp in Hancock, NY, this summer.

Tony-winning composer Brown (Parade, Songs for a New World) and librettists Dan Elish and Robert Horn are re-exploring the work for the latest production, which will still employ an all-teen cast and band of musicians.

Brown previously told Playbill.com that he and his collaborators "loved the show we put on Broadway, but felt that 13's future life would be well served by taking one more shot at certain sections of the piece, particularly those sections that might not make as much sense to an audience outside of New York City."

The Academy at Theatre Under The Stars' Humphreys School of Musical Theatre presents 13. The cast will feature Aaron Boudreaux as the uprooted Evan Goldman, with Sean Hardin as his friend Archie and Sydney Roberts (TUTS' Les Miserables, The Stephen Schwartz Project, Geppetto & Son) as Patrice.

Additional principal casting includes Betty Marie Muessig (TUTS' Les Miserables, The Stephen Schwartz Project) as Lucy, Chris Canal as Brett and Stephanie Styles as Kendra. The ensemble will comprise Alicia Reece, Ashton Muniz, Austin Jacobs, Bethany Trevino, Billy Cohen, Brooke Humphrey, Charity VanTassel, Christian Warner, Conner Jones, Danielle Norwood, Haley Beiermeister, Jackson Perrin, Jake Muck, Lauren Selig, Luke Hamilton, Malcom Walker, Monica Brown, Monique Groen, Morgan MacInnes, Morgan Starr, Ryan Jacobs, Ryan Kennedy, Ryne Nardecchia, Sam Burkett, Sandy Valles, Sydney Roberts and Whitney Brandt.

Roy Hamlin directs the production that will have choreography by by Shay Rodgers and musical direction by John Cornelius.

Press notes for 13 read: "Evan Goldman has it all — he's popular, has the perfect family and lives in the greatest city in the world — New York. That is until his parents get divorced and he's forced to move with his Mom… to Indiana. Uprooted from his old life, he has to make new friends and somehow maneuver his way through the minefield of High School to become part of the 'in-crowd.'"

13 was developed at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles and Goodspeed Musicals' Norma Terris Theatre in Connecticut. The musical premiered on Broadway Sept. 16, 2008, and ran through Jan. 4, 2009.

The latest version of 13 will be available for licensing from Music Theatre International.

Tickets begin sale July 1. For further information phone (888) 558-3882 or visit TUTS.