Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Hartford Children's Theatre Presents Teen Show '13'

The cast of 13. Photo Credit: Thomas Giroir
In the tradition of "Glee," Clueless and Mean Girls comes 13, a new
musical about the one thing we never stop doing - growing up. With a
blast of high voltage energy, an all-teen cast navigates the ups and
downs of turning 13.

Fresh from New York City, the new kid in town is
desperate to fit in, survive middle school and get all the "cool kids"
to attend his impending bar mitzvah. Every day he faces a new teen
trauma: cell phones and rumors, first dates and first kisses, cliques,
clashes and crushes. Featuring a brightly infectious rock score from
Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown, 13 is a fresh, funny and
touching rites of passage story that all ages can relate to.

Performance dates and times are as follows:
Friday, April 29 at 7 pm; Saturday, April 30 at 2 pm & 7 pm; Sunday, May
1 at 2 pm; Friday, May 6 at 7 pm; Saturday, May 7 at 2 pm & 7 pm;
Sunday, May 8 at 2 pm; Friday, May 13 at 7 pm; Saturday, May 14 at 2 pm
& 7 pm and Sunday, May 15 at 2 pm.

Tickets are $18 for Adults & $13 for Seniors & Students 17 and under and
are available online at www.hartfordchildrenstheatre.org. Call
860-249-7970 for more information.

13 ALL TEEN PIZZA AND KARAOKE PARTY * Friday, April 29 Post Show
Kids 11 and up are invited to help the cast of 13 celebrate opening
night with a "kids only" pizza and karaoke party immediately following
the Friday, April 29 performance! The fun starts as soon as the curtain
falls with pizza from Hartford's Woodland Pizza and Sergeant Pepperoni
and continues on until 9:30 pm with karaoke and prizes from cool places
like Abercombie and Fitch, American Eagle, Ben and Jerry's, Target, etc.
Admission is FREE!

OMG TEEN TIME! * Saturday, May 7 at 1:00 pm
Teens arriving early to the Saturday, May 7 performance of 13 will have
the opportunity to participate in totally cool activities just for them.
Teen girls will want to grab their BFF's and find their way into the
chair of Nails By the Corner salon owner and manicure specialist Khang
Vu for super cute nail art. Teen boys will have a rad time playing
large screen Wii on our awesome projection screen. All the fun and
games will be followed by the 2 pm performance of 13!

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