13 (The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical The Applause Libretto Library). By Jason Robert Brown. Applause Libretto Library. Softcover. 104 pages. Published by Applause Books (HL.314858).
ISBN 1557837775. 5.25x8.5 inches.
One of the most frequently produced new musicals of the last decade, 13 is a rollicking musical comedy featuring a cast exclusively made up of teenagers. Thirteen 13-year-olds, as a matter of fact.
Evan Goldman is two months from turning 13 years old, living happily in New York City, the greatest city on Earth, when his world is blown apart by his parents' divorce, and he is dragged away from home to live with his mother in a small town in the Midwest. Facing a new life in a new place where the customs and culture are utterly alien to him, and with his bar mitzvah getting closer every day, Evan has to navigate who he wants to be versus who he really is, and see if he can make it through the fall without losing the best friends he'll ever have.
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