Tuesday, February 4, 2014

In the Wings: 13. Meet Maggie Pearl.

Maggie Pearl plays Cassie 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?
Maggie Pearl: I am thirteen, and the last musical I was in was fun.

Q: Who is Cassie?
M.P.: Cassie is trying to get by. She's having fun becoming thirteen. She tries not to follow Lucy, but gets pulled in most of the time. I like to sing, and her solo is very fun and upbeat.

Q: What is the best age, whether you've already reached it or not?
M.P.: 5 is probably the best age because you don't have to worry about anything. You're still going to school so you can have fun there, but your homework is "What's 1 plus 1?"

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 This show contains some material that may be considered unsuitable for younger audiences. Patrons are welcome to read a copy of the script prior to purchasing tickets.

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

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