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Hexagon Players Presents: 13 The Musical
Release Date: May 18, 2010


HEXAGON PLAYERS PRESENTS

13,THE MUSICAL

AT MORRISTOWN-BEARD SCHOOL
FOUNDERS’ HALL-PAC

MAY 28, 29, 30 AND JUNE 4 & 5

 
       Hexagon Players of Mendham will present 13, the musical, a young man’s journey into adulthood and the stereotypical teens he meets along the way, on Fri., Sat., Sun., May 28, 29, and 30 at 7:30 pm and Fri. June 4 at 7:30 pm and Sat., June 5 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm at Morristown-Beard School Founders’ Hall-Performing Arts Center, 70 Whippany Road, Morristown, NJ. Tickets can be purchased by going to their web site www.hexagonplayers.org/ or by calling 973-543-8770. This is one of the first times this show has been presented in the state.    
      When his parents get divorced and he’s forced to move from New York to a small town in Indiana, Evan Goldman just wants to make friends and plan his Bar Mitzvah, a day he has waited for his entire life. But if he’s new in town, who will he invite to his party and will anyone even come?  With an unforgettable rock score from Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown, “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.  
     Thrilled to be one of the first theater groups in the area to perform this hilariously funny cult-hit teen musical since it debuted on Broadway in October of 2008, Hexagon Players has cast the perfect mix of 16 of the area’s most talented teens to play the characters Evan meets along the way including  “the popular mean girl”, “the brain”, “the cool jock”, “the pretty cheerleader”, “the shy insider looking in”, the handicapped boy”,  and “the followers”. Director Debbie Kirsch of Bernardsville says, “There isn’t a category that any teen or frankly any adult couldn’t relate to in this show. Combine that with the witty addictive songs like 13/Becoming A Man, The Lamest Place in the World, A Little Less Homework, and What it Means to Be a Friend, you won’t be able to come away without becoming smitten or obsessed with this  fabulous show.”

         
Cast members include from top left: Jordan Smith of Bedminster and Libby Galli of Long Valley, Kendra; Bryce Wilson of Bedminster, Archie; Will Sager of Mendham, Evan; Olivia Haleblian of Boonton Twp and Katie Quann of Randolph, Patrice; Taylor Lockwood of Nutley and Lauren Dennis of Basking Ridge, Lucy; Nikko Direnzi of Nutley, Brett. Front row: Angie Cocuzzi of Basking Ridge, Cassie; Morgan Hernandez of Basking Ridge, Molly; Sara Giacomini of South Bound Brook, Charlotte; AJ D'Ambrosio of Basking Ridge, Eddie; Max Lieblich of Far Hills, Malcolm; Shane Daneyko of Mendham, Simon; and Eric Craft of Bernardsville, Richie.
    Debbie Kirsch of Bernardsville is Directing the Show, Stan Dunn of Green Village is Vocal Director with Paul Budd of Morristown as Musical Director.
 
     Kids/teens interested in celebrating their 13th birthday at the show will receive a special package which includes having their picture featured in the theater’s entrance lobby the day of the show, receiving a 13, the musical poster which will be signed by the full cast, and being photographed with the cast following the performance. The show is a great idea for a middle or high school  graduation gift or for a celebration of the end of the school year with a group of friends.
 
     Founded in 1970, Hexagon Players is a community theater group based in the Grace Lutheran Church in Mendham. Over the last 30 years, the group has produced approximately 80 productions including it’s most recent shows of Willy Wonka, Peter Pan , Seussical, Children’s Letters to God, and Drop Dead.
 For more information on Hexagon Players, celebrating your birthday with the cast or to order tickets to
 13, the musical, call 973-543-8770 or order tickets on line at
http://www.hexagonplayers.org/ 
Tickets to Hexagon Player's production of 13, the musical are $20 each and can be purchased by calling the Hexagon Players Box Office at 973-543-8770 or by going on their web site at www.Hexagonplayers.org/
    





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