Tickets available now for HYT’s “13 the Musical”


Award-winning Horizon Youth Theatre is proud to present Jason Robert Brown’s 13 the Musical October 4th and 6th at 7:00 pm and October 7th at 2:00 pm at Otsego High School.

Paraphrasing from Music Theatre International’s website, 13, which is celebrating its tenth year, is a musical about fitting in, and (of course) standing out. Geek… poser… jock… beauty queen… wannabe: these are the labels that can last a lifetime. In the story by Dan Elish and Robert Horn, Evan Goldman is unexpectedly plucked from his fast-paced, preteen New York City life and plopped into a sleepy Indiana town following his parents’ divorce. Surrounded by a new array of small town – and sometimes small 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 freaks and nerds?

Directed by Cassie Greenlee, the musical features 13 students ages 12-17 from several area schools including Bowling Green. The rest of the production team: Kat Knoell, stage manager; Tim Barker, choreographer; Tyler Strayer, music director; Kay Kleingers, technical director; and Meghan Koesters, assistant director.

Cast list:

Evan – Thomas Long

Patrice – Terra Sloane

Archie – M Clifford

Brett – Isaac Douglass

Lucy – Scarlet Frishman

Kendra – Anne Weaver

Eddie – Bob Walters

Malcolm – Gavin Miller

Simon – Eli Marx

Ritchie – Aubrey Evans

Charlotte – Rose Walters

Molly – Whitney Bechstein

Cassie – Alexandra Meade

Though the musical is about teenagers, the stories that come to life here are ageless, the emotions they explore timeless, the laughter and the memories they provide priceless. Otsego High School is only seven minutes from downtown BG. Come enjoy the singing, dancing, and PG-13 humor… and leave the little ones at home this time! Bring them to HYT’s Silly Goose October 26-28. Tickets available now for both shows on Horizon Youth Theatre’s website. Prices for 13 are $10.00 student / senior and $13.00 adult.