M&D Playhouse is excited to announce auditions
for their production of 13 The Musical
13 The Musical, music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, and book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn, 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 simple-minded 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 will be held at M&D Playhouse, 2760 White Mountain Highway, North Conway, on Saturday, December 16 from 11am – 5pm with possible call backs from 5-6pm. This is an open call for ages 11 to 15. Younger children are welcome to audition if they would like the practice. M&D Playhouse welcomes performers of all races, ethnicities, genders, and body types.
13 The Musical is directed by Hannah-Jo Weisberg, with choreography by Chelsea Hupalowsky, and music direction by Rachel Sarracco.
13 The Musical will be performed at M&D Playhouse for three weekends February 22 – March 10, 2024. Showtimes are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 3:30pm.
To schedule an audition please contact Mark Sickler at artdirector@MDPlayhouse.com. Am audition packet will be emailed to you when your audition is scheduled.
Evan Goldman is the main protagonist of 13 the Musical. As a 12 1/2-going-on-13-yr-old, his life as
he knew it has been turned upside down, and he has decided to take control. He has that unique
blend of optimism and angst. His fortitude and determination are admirable. He’s funny, ironic,
confident, smart, sensitive, and almost ready to become the man he will soon be. He’s bright,
charismatic and a little bit nerdy. He’s in search of a place to truly fit in. He thinks that “place” is with
the popular kids.
Tenor Bb2 -Bb4 “13/Becoming a Man”, “All Hail the Brain”, “Terminal Illness”, “Being
a Geek”, “Tell Her”, “If That’s What It Is”, “A Little More Homework”
Patrice Parker is quirky, offbeat, some might say geeky, and ready to begin her life – away from
where her life is. She thinks Appleton, Indiana is the lamest place in the world and dreams of planning
an escape and moving to someplace more cultured and diverse. She really likes Evan and is very
hurt when he drops her for the ‘cool’ gang. She is sensitive and emotional, but is not a pushover.
Mezzo Eb3 – F#5 “The Lamest Place in the World”, “What It Means to Be a Friend”, “Any Minute”,
“Good Enough”, “Tell Her”, “If That’s What It Is”
Kendra Quaker is a beautiful head-cheerleader. She is sweet, bubbly, and perky. She is also naive
and impressionable. She has always been in Lucy’s shadow. She likes Brett , and he likes her back.
She’s mostly oblivious to the fact that Archie has a huge crush on her, but she is sympathetic.
Unfortunately, her personality isn’t strong enough for her to stand up for what’s right, even when she
knows that her best friend is wrong. Soprano C4 – F4 “Hey Kendra”, “Any Minute”
Archie Walker suffers from the terminal illness called muscular dystrophy, meaning he is confined to
using crutches to help him walk. However, because of all that he’s been through medically, he has a
great perspective on life. He’s definitely the most mature and self-confident person in the play, except
when he’s scared of the football team. And of course, Kendra, head cheerleader.
Tenor C3 – A4 “Get Me What I Need”, “Terminal Illness”, “Any Minute”, “If That’s What It Is”
Brett Sampson is quarterback on the football team. He has a huge crush on Kendra and tries to get
her to date him. He also dates Lucy for a while which really winds Kendra up.
Baritenor A2-G4 “Hey Kendra”, “Any Minute”
Lucy Dunn is a diva. She’s a predator. Queen of the school, she decides where people fit in this
hierarchy. She stops at nothing to get what she wants, has more purses than scruples and lets no
one get in her way. Lucy is smart, popular, stylish, and has learned to manipulate her friends. She
has a huge crush on Brett and will do anything to have him, including spreading a rumor about
Kendra (her best friend) and Evan to get Kendra and Brett to break up.
Mezzo F#3 – D5 “Hey Kendra”, “Opportunity”, “It Can’t Be True”
Eddie is a little mafia Don. It’s as though he doesn’t realize he’s in a 4-foot body as he gives orders,
terrorizes the geeks, by order of Brett. He’s a force to be reckoned with. He is a cool kid and is overly
dramatic. He is in love with Lucy and he thinks Lucy loves him (when she doesn’t). He tells Brett
everything. He is the brains out of his group, Brett and Malcom. Don`t mess with Eddie because he
takes revenge to the tenth degree. Tenor + Falsetto C3 – G4 (C5) “Hey Kendra”, “Bad Bad News”
Malcolm is a sidekick to a sidekick. He brings a suburban-urban point of view to the world he orbits.
In the chain of command, he is third, but in his mind, he is – okay, third. Still, this fast-talking follower
has an intimidating confidence and charm that fits well with his basic unawareness of the world
around him. He is there for one reason – to serve, protect, and be influenced by Brett.
Baritenor + Falsetto B2 – G4 (C5) “Hey Kendra”, “Bad Bad News”
Richie is explosive, the class clown, the goofball. He is out there, everywhere, in perpetual motion.
He is very likeable and is a big social kind of guy. He likes to be in the middle of everything, and
somewhat like Cassie, Molly, Charlotte, likes to be plugged into the goings on of the school, whether
it be the latest gossip or snagging the best picture at the right time on his phone.
High Tenor A2 – C5
Simon is the quiet, unassuming kid that just wants to get by, yet finds himself in the middle of
everything; the guy that can get the girls flirt with him by just being himself even though the real girl
he wants is Charlotte, but he doesn’t do much about it because he thinks she doesn’t like him. He’s
the guy in Brett’s shadow on the team, but is always there as back-up. He’s a tech savvy wizard and
a quiet genius.
Tenor C2 – G4
Cassie is a great student, the leader of almost every club, an eye-on-the-prize kind of girl. She’s all
about being the best she can be, loving her friends, keeping up on trends, and staying plugged in!
Cassie is also a total gossip girl. She will someday run a major corporation, and is shopping for all the
outfits now! Cassie is a very fashion forward girl, who has an amazing sense of style. She’s a diva
and loves to gossip.
Soprano C4 – F5 “It Can’t Be True”, “Brand New You”
Charlotte is a girl who likes to text and hang out with friends. She is very gullible and will believe
anything anyone tells her! It was believed by the other kids that she spread a rumor about Kendra
Mezzo F#3 – F5 “It Can’t Be True”, “Brand New You”
Molly is cool, hip, and confident, She’s the girl that loves gossip, loves to start a rumor, gets into
everyone’s business, then steps back to watch as all hell breaks loose. She knows everything about
everyone, and is the source of all school information.
Mezzo F#3 – F5 “It Can’t Be True”, “Brand New You”
Rabbi/Company Comes to Evan in what seems like a dream sequence – he sings in one song and
can be in the chorus throughout the rest of the show.
Kids/Company: 13 is set in a school, so there will be loads of work for the chorus as members of the
various groups like the cheerleaders and the rabbis. “13/Becoming a Man”, “Opportunity”(possible
extra cheerleaders), “Terminal Illness”, “Getting Ready”, “Being a Geek”, “It Can’t Be True”, “A Little
More Homework”, “Brand New You”