Seventy-six students at Millburn Middle School will put on 13 the Musical this weekend, bringing to stage the story of a 13-year-old whose Bar Mitzvah coincides with his family's move across the country.
The music and lyrics for 13, the Musical were written by Jason Robert Brown, and the book is by Dan Elish, with Robert Horn newly joining as co-librettist. The story follows Evan Goldman as he moves from New York City to Appleton, Ind., and his dilemma when the move conflicts with the celebration of his Bar Mitzvah.
The cast, chorus and crew will present this popular production in the Middle School auditorium on March 30 at 7 p.m., March 31 also at 7 p.m. and April 1 for a 1 p.m. matinee. Tickets for reserved seating are $14 and may be purchased at the door. The public is invited.
The student/faculty cast features:
Evan: Jake Gluckman
Patrice: Elizabeth Gray
Brett: Terence Small
Malcom: Robert Aronson
Eddie: Nick Ryan
Kendra: Anna Curtis
Archie: Samuel Dantowitz
Lucy: Lily Stonburg
Cassie: Dylan Davis
Charlotte: Kelsea Brown
Molly: Jackie Blair
Richie: Brady Young
Simon: Luke Wroblewski
Featured Dancers: Melanie Albert, Alison Blumstein, Sydney Wolfe, Jonathan Charette are featured dancers.
The following students are in the chorus:
6th Graders: Valerie Boffa, Emily Bright, Helen Casey, Caitlin Caulfield, Lauren Dresner, Leah Green, David Jordan, Shira Kaplan, Maggy McLaughlin, Vivian Murphy, Kate Parker-Lentz, Rachel Serna-Brown, Jonathan Silverman
7th Graders: Natalie Aris, Taylor Besen, Lily Brahms, Schuyler Bunn, Emily DeAlto, Deanne Ferro, Claire Hernon, Julia Kirkland, Natasha Malonza, Breanna Maxson, Amy Nadel, Ruby Schechner, Amanda Sullivan, Alana Wolf, Mary Yousef
8th Graders: Stephanie Attius, Domenica Baque, Hannah Boland,Emmy Bunn, Caroline Cawley, Sofia Fernandez-Poyatos, Molly Glick, Chloe Hall, Laina Haymes, Jennifer Jacobs, Kaylee LaChance, Nicole Landreman, Carly Mazer, Saraswathi Nachiappan, Runako Reid, Scarleth Rodriguez, Rachel J. Rubinstein, Clarie Singer
Working behind the scenes on stage crew are Chloe Ayuso, Ellie Azulay, Ethan Bernstein, Emily Blumstein, Greg Boland, Julia Brucker, Celeste Cotto, Kendall DeLisa, Cenk Demircan, Henrik Harman, Noah Jaffe, Ella Kantor, Jae Lee, Matthew Meyers, Vikrant Misra, Sarah Park, Adam Reedy, Ryan Swenson, Michael Trofimov, Andre Vieira, Tyler Watson, Maude Weiss, Tiana Wheeler-Weaver, Lisa Woolfson, Rachel Woolfson, and Riyam Zaman.
Mark Oppel directs and choreographs and Susan Cicenia and Dominick Pisa are production co-coordinators. The musical director for this production is David Huneryager who will also conduct the orchestra. The set was constructed Rick Cimino. Sound and lighting design is overseen by Bob Manley. Claudia Sohr completed scenic detailing.