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Broadway Babies

April 28, 2009

Billy Elliot contains an entire chorus of adolescent girls, as well as several young boys as the title character. 13, a musical starring all teenagers, focuses on the very facet of life that makes their employment fleeting: that uncomfortable transition to adulthood.

Because the show calls for a twelve-year-old boy in the lead role, producers know they’re fighting against time. If the boys’ bodies don’t wear out by performing the taxing role several times a week, their voices will surely change within months of entering the show. Read More