New teen musical in theatre

The cast of 13 the Musical. INBM33-15
The cast of 13 the Musical. INBM33-15

There will be a strong Ballymoney influence in a vibrant new musical about teenage angst which is coming to the Riverside Theatre in Coleraine next week.

The Victoria Lagan Dance and Drama company presents the Irish premiere of “13 the Musical” in the Riverside on August 14th and 15th nightly at 8pm.

Directed by Victoria Lagan, the Ballymoney man at the musical helm is Andrew Robinson.

Musical Director Andrew is well-known in the area for his musical talents.

As the saying goes, if you want something done, ask a busy man - and Andrew is a perfect example.

For not only is he Musical Director for 13, he is also currently putting Portrush Music Society through their paces as MD for The Addams Family Musical which they will perform in the Riverside at Hallowe’en.

And there’s another Ballymoney man at the centre of the production of 13.

Warren McCook is playing the lead role of Evan Goldman.

Following a move from New York City to small-town Indiana, young Evan Goldman grapples with his parents’ divorce, prepares for his impending Bar Mitzvah, and navigates the complicated social circles of a new school.

13 was the first and only all teenager cast and band to ever hit Broadway in the history of... Broadway.

Warren is a student of Performing Arts at the Northern Regional College in Ballymoney and recently appeared in their production of Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Into the Woods’ as a rather conceited prince!

He also appeared earlier this year in Ballywillan Drama Group’s production of Hairspray! as the host of a TV programme, Corny Collins.

And that’s not the only ‘Toon’ connection for Warren is joined on stage by his equally talented sister Cherith.

Cherith is playing the role of Cassie in the musical.

The principal cast for 13 the Musical is

Evan: Warren McCook

Patrice: Beccy Henderson

Archie: Peadar McKinney

Brett: Joel Murphy

Kendra: Caitlin Martin

Lucy: Grace Lagan

Cassie: Cherith McCook

Elle: Jasmine Gardiner

Maddie: Niamh Cunning

Molly: Sophie Craig

Richie: Ciara McMullan

Simone: Asha McKay

Charlotte: Hannah Baxter

To book tickets for this family musical, just go to http://tickets.riversidetheatre.org.uk/and then click “Quick Buy”.

Tickets are priced at....what else but....£13.