Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Laurelhurst Teens To Appear In ACT Theater Production Starting Friday

Four Laurelhurst teens are appearing in a coming of age musical production, 13, at the ACT Theater, starting this Friday through December 18th. 

This is Seattle’s first professional staging of 13, and will mark Broadway’s Bound first venture into Seattle’s professional theatre scene, one of the mothers of the teens told us.

“This show is full of humor, and has great singing and dancing,” Dave Given and Nancy Cahill, parents of two of the girls, told us.

Three of the girls, Mary Armintrout, Lucy and Anna Given, have all been raised and live in Laurelhurst  and the fourth girl, Elliott Moore, who plays the lead role, just moved from Laurelhurst to neighboringWindermere.

The girsl are all in nearby schools, Elliott is in the 8th grade at Villa Academy, Mary is in the 10th grade at Lakeside and Anna is in the 8th grade at Eckstein Middle School. And new to this production is Lucy, Annna’s sister, who is in 10th grade at Roosevelt.  Both Elliott and Lucy attended Laurelhurst Elementary.

The description says:
13 earned the L.A. Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Production and Best Musical Score for its world premiere production at Center Theatre Group/The Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles in 2007. It subsequently opened on Broadway in 2008 featuring the only all-teenage cast to ever be on Broadway. The Broadway Bound cast, like the Broadway company, will be comprised of all teens.

Broadway Bound’s June 2011 production of 13 was a high mark for the organization after 15 years of shows. Because of the overwhelming positive reaction to this production, the cast and creative team has reassembled for a very special return engagement, in a collaborative effort with ACT.

13 is a grown-up story about growing up. Evan Goldman has it all — he's popular, has the perfect family and lives in the greatest city in the world — New York. That is until his parents get divorced and he's forced to move with his Mom… to Indiana. Uprooted from his old life, he has to make new friends and somehow maneuver his way through the minefield of junior high school to become part of the “in-crowd” in time for the celebration of his Bar Mitzvah. 
With an unforgettable rock score, 13 is a hilarious, high-energy musical for all ages about discovering that cool is where you find it, and sometimes where you least expect it.
The show will have ten performances Friday, December 9th through Sunday, December 18th.  Tickets are $17.50 and can be purchased here.

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