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Teens: Apply to Behind the Scenes, Covering "13: The Musical"

Arts Angle Vantage is taking participants in its next workshop behind the scenes of JCC CenterStage's "13: The Musical." This is a free opportunity that will give participants insights into the American musical history and the local theater landscape and allow conversations with CenterStage artists as well as tickets to the opening night performance.



“13: The Musical” — described as “brash new musical about growing up geeky” by New York Times critic Ben Brantley during its 2008 Broadway premiere — follows adolescent Evan Goldman whose family moves from New York City to small town Indiana. There Evan discovers cool kids and nerds, jocks and cheerleaders, first kisses and heartbreak all to a score from Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown (“Parade,” “The Last Five Years,” “The Bridges of Madison County,” “Mr. Saturday Night”).


Teens who attend this Arts Angle Vantage workshop:

• participate in four group sessions

• receive guidance from professional journalists to examine the production and writing an article about it

• meet others with shared interests


Who: Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors


When: Feb. 11 (Saturday), Feb. 18 (Saturday),

Feb. 20 (Monday), Feb. 25 (Saturday)

- Saturdays meet 10 a.m. to noon

- Mondays meet 6 to 8 p.m.

Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m.: Opening Night


• Application Deadline 11 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7.


• Appy now. (Limited slots.)


Arts Angle Vantage gives teens access to the arts and puts the power of public service journalism in their hands to elevate youth voices and help us better understand ourselves, others, and the world around us.


Arts Angle Vantage participants say the program has given them access to the arts, taught them about themselves, resulted in friendships, and connected them to the wider community. The add it also has improved the technical and creative elements in their writing and enabled them to add work to their academic portfolios.

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