LCPA 2019 Summer production for age 12-18 - applications now open!


COURSE DATES: August 12-23 Monday-Friday


Performance: 7.30pm 23.08.2019

All Tickets: £13 of course!

Director: Nicola Munns

Musical Director: Chris Stoddart

Choreographer: Hayley Elston-Love

THE hilarious, coming-of-age musical about discovering that "cool" is sometimes where we least expect it…

Your chance to be in a musical with LCPA - this summer we are looking for talented young performers age 12-18 to form the cast of this amazing American hit musical.

Geek. Poser. Jock. Beauty Queen. Wannabe. These are the labels that can last a lifetime. With an unforgettable rock score from Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown, (ParadeThe Last Five YearsBridges Of Madison County13 is a musical about fitting in - and standing out!

Evan Goldman is plucked from his fast paced, preteen New York City life and plopped into a sleepy Indiana town following his parents divorce. Surrounded by an array of simpleminded middle school students, he needs to establish his place in the popularity pecking order. Can he situate himself on a comfortable link of the food chain or will he dangle at the end with the outcasts?!

Comprised of a precocious cast, this show is wonderful for theatre companies that feature young artists. It’s the show that launched the career of Ariana Grande in the Broadway production - where the entire show was made up of teens, a fantastic way to involve a diverse group of performers. The cast is comprised entirely of teenagers, but the stories that come to life here are ageless, the emotions they explore timeless, the laughter and the memories they provide priceless.

The creative team is made up from our amazing LCPA full time course faculty and the performances take place in our theatre for an audience of friends, family and supporters. You’ll rehearse the show in an exciting, intensive two week period and perform in our 100 seat theatre for your family and friends! You can apply for a principal role or to be in the ensemble of this wonderful show, or if you would rather be backstage on the technical side, that’s fine too!

How to get involved

We are looking for young performers and backstage team for the production - you can come from anywhere (but remember the course is not residential, you’ll need somewhere to stay!)

  • Fees: £150

  • Current/former LCPA students: £120

  • TSPA student discount: £120

  • 2nd sibling: £100

  • Backstage/Technical Team Member: £100*

(*For anyone who wants to be involved but not onstage… we can give you experience working on set, costume, lighting, sound and more. Get in touch for more info!)

Please note: Leading roles will be cast by audition, either within the process or on a separate audition day. All applicants will be contacted with information!

London College of Performing Arts

in association with Theatre Street Performing Arts Ltd



Music & Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown

Book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe)

All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe

"13" was Commissioned by Center Theater Group, Los Angeles, CA Subsequently produced for The Goodspeed Opera House by Michael P. Price. Produced by Bob Boyett, Roger Berlind, Tim Levy, Ken Davenport, Ted Hartley, Stacey Mindich, Jan Bergere, Broadway Across America, Sharon Karmazin, Carl Moellenberg, Tom Miller, True Love Productions/Olympus Theatricals and Center Theatre Group