Cody Walker plays Archie in 13, the third show in the 2013-2014 Civic Youth Theatre season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. Jason Robert Brown wrote the music and lyrics, and Dan Elish and Robert Horn wrote the book.
Question: Why did you audition for 13?
Cody Walker: It's been a while since I've been in a musical, and I thought Tamzin Malone, the director, would be fun to work with.
Q: Who is Archie?
C.W.: Archie is considered one of the losers in town; he has a neuromuscular disease and no one likes him. He meets Evan when he comes to town and he's Patrice's only friend. His songs are a lot of fun to sing.
Q: What is the best age, whether you've already reached it or not?
C.W.: 21. You're an officially an adult at that point.
13 runs Friday, February 14 through Sunday, February 16 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street, at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday show begins at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth age 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling 765-423-7529 or visiting http://lafayettecivic.tix.com T
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