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Ovation Academy is thrilled, honored and over-the-moon to present the newly adapted JR version Of 13!

13 JR. follows Evan Goldman as he is plucked from his fast-paced, preteen New York City life and plopped into a sleepy Indiana town. Surrounded by an array of simpleminded middle school students, join Evan as he tries to establish his place in the popularity pecking order, grapples with his parents divorce, and prepares for his impending Bar Mitzvah. With a rock score from Tony Award-winning composer, Jason Robert Brown, 13 JR. tells the timeless story of navigating the complex social circles of a new school and discovering how to fit in – and stand out.


  • Friday, October 27 at 7pm
  • Saturday, October 28 at 3pm
  • Saturday, October 28 at 7pm
  • Sunday, October 29 at 1pm
  • Friday, November 3 at 7pm
  • Saturday, November 4 at 3pm

Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for kids 12 and under.

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This production is performed by kids aged 11-15. The runtime is approximately 80 minutes with one intermission.


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