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13 the Broadway Musical Piano Vocal Selections Sheet music – March 1, 2009
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This book is certainly useful to anyone involved in a production of this show. My experience with the companies that rent out scripts and musical scores is that they usually don't give you very much time unless you want to pay a lot of money. Having this book is very helpful to getting a "head start" on learning the music before the scripts become available. And you can count on the actual libretto and scores being almost identical to the vocal selections.
The only downside is that several of the songs are abridged versions and there are 5 or so songs from the original show that are omitted from this book.
13 is a musical that he wrote for and about Middle School kids. It's not stupid or silly; he addresses real issues but in such a way that within two years every middle school theatre program in the Western World will be doing this show. The Broadway production used many characters and many ensemble numbers, which one needs with educational theatre for the young and even the very tight orchestra was filled with thirteen year olds. The muysic is sharp and witty; his lyrics are wise and honest and they easily fit into the musical lines so that no thirteen year old boy is holding a high A on an "e" vowel. The music is difficult and the only accomodations he made were for the Cambiata voice. If Disney were wise, they'd option this and film it well and then Music Theatre International can take it from there.
In the meantime, every single person who teaches middle school theatre needs to learn this show because you'll be doing it soon enough.
I can't wait to see what Mr. Brown does next.