KCUR Spotlights “13”

KCUR Spotlights “13”

Kansas City’s Teenage Cast of ’13’ Gets Intensive Broadway Training

by Steve Walker, KCUR 90.1FM

February 19, 2016

What does it mean to be an American teenager? That’s been a question posed everywhere from The Catcher in the Rye to Huckleberry Finn. It’s also the subject of the Spinning Tree Theatre’s production of the musical 13, a show about adolescents — with a cast made up of nineteen of them.

At a recent rehearsal for the company’s production of 13, sets are under construction and the musical director is tinkering …

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REVIEW: KCMetropolis on “13”

REVIEW: KCMetropolis on “13”

Anthony Rodgers of KCMetropolis reviewed the February 13 performance:

Sings like teen spirit

Spinning Tree Theatre presents Jason Robert Brown’s Broadway musical “13” at Just Off Broadway Theatre with an extraordinary cast of local teenagers seeking to tell adults and kids alike how hard life can be growing up.

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REVIEW: The Pitch on “13”

REVIEW: The Pitch on “13”

Deborah Hirsch of The Pitch reviewed the February 13 performance:

Spinning Tree’s diverting 13 reawakens your inner teenager

Those early teenage years you’ve safely filed away in your brain’s hard drive? Spinning Tree Theatre’s production of 13 calls them up for you. The good news: The play lets you watch others work their way through those socially awkward and painful years in an astute and funny musical — the entertainment enhanced by that remove.

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REVIEW: The Kansas City Star on “13”

REVIEW: The Kansas City Star on “13”

Robert Trussell of The Kansas City Star reviewed the February 13 performance:

Spinning Tree Theatre’s ’13’ captures adolescent angst with humor

One thing I’ve learned on the job is this: The shows I dread the most often turn out to be among the best.

“13” is a one-act musical by composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown and book-writers Dan Elish and Robert Horn. It’s about tween angst and is designed to be performed by real tweens and teenagers. The very idea of such a show was enough to make your …

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PHOTOS: “13”

PHOTOS: “13”

The cast of “13”

 

Allison Banks as Patrice, Fisher Stewart as Evan, Joshua L. Holloway as Archie, “One Foot in Front of the Other”

 

Fisher Stewart as Evan Goldman

 

Allison Banks as Patrice

 

Joshua L. Holloway as Archie

 

“Any Minute”

 

Devyn Trondson as Lucy

 

Libby Terril as Kendra

 

Jared Berlin as Brett

 

Jake Bartley as Eddie and Sheridan Mirador as Malcolm

 

Fisher Stewart as Evan with Company, “All Hail the Brain”

 

Photography by J. Robert Schraeder

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Meet the Cast of “13”

Meet the Cast of “13”

19 of Kansas City’s brightest stars-to-be are featured in the KC professional premiere of the Broadway musical “13”

 

Front row, L to R: Samuel Wise, Joshua L. Holloway, Cael Kuhn, Emerson Pereira, Janie Carr, Allison Banks
 Middle row, L to R: Holly Jackson, Darcie A. Hingula, Jordan Haas, Katie Hulla, Libby Terril, Sheridan Mirador, Callie Fabac
 Back row, L to R: Jackson Berland, Jared Berlin, Fisher Stewart, Jackson Tomlin, Jake Bartley, Devyn Trondson
(Photo: Grey Erin Rene)

 

(in alphabetical order)

Allison Banks (Patrice) Spinning Tree: A Little Night Music. Allison is a sophomore …

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REVIEW: The Pitch on “The Turn of the Screw”

REVIEW: The Pitch on “The Turn of the Screw”

Deborah Hirsch of The Pitch reviewed the October 16 performance:

Spinning Tree’s Turn of the Screw takes hold

The night I saw Spinning Tree Theatre’s Turn of the Screw, the Royals were in the third inning of the first ALCS game when the curtain went up. At the 80-minute show’s end, the home team was in the sixth — but I hadn’t given the game a thought during the play. I was too wrapped up in Jeffrey Hatcher’s two-actor adaptation of Henry James’ well-known ghost story…

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REVIEW: KCMetropolis on “The Turn of the Screw”

REVIEW: KCMetropolis on “The Turn of the Screw”

Nihan Yesil of KCMetropolis reviewed the October 17 performance:

Not your average ghost story

In author’s notes, Hatcher says that one of the goals in adapting the story was “to provide an opportunity for two bravura performances.” Two actors in this production, Nicole Marie Green and Charles Fugate, achieve just that.

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REVIEW: The Kansas City Star on “The Turn of the Screw”

REVIEW: The Kansas City Star on “The Turn of the Screw”

Robert Trussell of The Kansas City Star reviewed the October 18 performance:

Spinning Tree Theatre’s “The Turn of the Screw” is frightfully good

Two talented performers and a skilled director deliver a classy production of “The Turn of the Screw,” Jeffrey Hatcher’s two-actor adaptation of the classic ghost story by Henry James…

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