The musical, which is directed by Todd Graff, began previews Dec. 22 at the Center Theatre Group stage and will run through Feb. 18. The new musical comedy from the composer of Parade and The Last Five Years concerns thirteen 13-year-olds dealing with the perils of teenage years in a middle school in Indiana. Dan Elish penned the book for the work, which was previously workshopped by CTG.
The cast and band includes Ricky Ashley, Caitlin Baunoch, Molly Bernstein, Jenáe Burrows, Emma Degerstedt, Jamie Eblen, Julia Harriman, Jordan Johnson, Tinashe Kachingwe, Tyler Mann, Sara Niemietz, Ryan Ogburn, J.D. Phillips, Ellington Ratliff, Chris Raymond, Charlie Rosen, Alex Scolari, Chloé Smith, Christian Vandal, Nehemiah Williams and Seth Zibalese.
At left (from top): Jason Robert Brown and wife Georgia; Fran Drescher and director Todd Graff; Ellington Ratliff and Emma Degerstedt; Caitlin Baunoch and Sara Niemietz; Dan Elish and Tyler Mann; Ricky Ashley and J.D. Phillips; Caitlin Baunoch and CTG artistic director Michael Ritchie; Beth Grant; Leonard Roberts and Ryan Ogburn; Devon Werkheiser; Anne and Kirk Douglas.
Below: The cast of 13 celebrates their opening night.
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