WHAT’S IT LIKE TO BE 13?
Niles North Theatre Department presents this year’s musical “13” on March 10 through 12 in the Auditorium at 9800 Lawler, Skokie. “13” is a Broadway musical, with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, based on the book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn.
Imagine, at 13, being taken from the pulsing power of New York to small-town Indiana. A geek, the cute girl, the faker, the jock, the loser: everyone is trying to fit in and be noticed. The New York Times says “it has on tap that natural radioactive energy that makes young teenagers so appealing.”
Performances are 7 p.m. on Friday, March 11 and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 12. A free community performance will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 10. Call the Box Office at 847-626-2122 or visit www.nntheatre.com. Tickets are $10.
The cast: Tommy Montgomery as Evan, Bryanna Plaisir as Patrice, Yoni Eisenstein as Brett, Zachary Luna as Malcolm, Joseph Nagler as Eddie, Nina Rickett-Green as Kendra, Jacob Bernstein as Archie, Nina Codell as Lucy and Jake Rosenberg as Rabbi. Entourage: Katie Bean, Kayla Chinitz, Judy Kim, Uche Nwansi, Margaret Selinger and Emma Vaughan. Ensemble: Dani Brown, Stephen Decker (Richie), Hannah Doherty, Lena Folke, Jessica Hansen, Emi Kanda, Elizabeth Keegan, Esho Rasho, Jake Rosenberg (Simon), Cassidy Sax, Violette Shearer, Anaje Silva, Eric Simon, Kylie Smith, Spencer Soglin and Sahar Steiner.
Timothy Ortmann, Director; Jennifer Page, Orchestra Director; Daniel Gregerman, Choral Director; Barbara Reeder, Scenic Designer; Annaliisa Ahlman, Technical Director; Teresa Ripley, Costume Designer, Michael Rourke, Lighting Supervisor; Tim Veach, Choreographer; Candice Crane, Choral Assistant; Rachel Kaufman and Elizabeth Soglin, Assistant Directors; Callie Folke, Stage Manager; Brian Fallon, Hair Designer; Rachel Regan, Sound Designer; Linda Room and Anita Scanlon, Costume Assistants; Megan Baskin and Tyrone Phillips, Rehearsal Assistants; Bobby Dietz and Jason Nelson, Rehearsal Accompanist; Ken Otsuka and Zach Zirlin, Promotional Materials; and Debbie Neitlich and Anne Zavell, Production Assistants; and Student technical staff: Sean Loach, Yourtana Sulaiman, Zain Dababneh, Martina Scofano and others.
Joshua Hoffman-Peterson, guitar; Geoffrey Schmelzer, guitar; Yuxi Chen, piano; Bobby Dietz, piano; Jason Nelson, piano; John McCreary, drumset; Benjamin Yusen, percussion; and Jared Brown, bass.