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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, (Parade, The Last Five Years, Bridges of Madison County) 13 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?!?






July 11-21, 2019


ENCORE! Theatre

9620 Campo Rd.

Spring Valley, CA 91977


Marisa Musgrove











Marisa Musgrove has been working in the theatre as a performer, teacher and director in and around San Diego and Los Angeles for many years. Currently Marisa is a teaching artist and director at Coronado Playhouse, Young Actors' Theatre, Mt. Helix Academy and West Hills High School. Some favorite directing/choreography credits: Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Miracle Worker, Parade, Guys and Dolls, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Annie, Cinderella, Once Upon a Mattress, Into The Woods, The Lion King and Violet. Marisa also holds a B.A. in Liberal Studies and is attending graduate school to attain a teaching credential.

Music Director:

Matt Ignacio






Matt is a cantor and director of the Youth Choir at St. John of the Cross Catholic Church, where he recently starred as Joseph in the SJC Drama Ministry's production of Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He is always thrilled to musically direct in YAT productions. He loves being able to work with such talented students. Previous shows include Aladdin, Alice in Wonderland, Bye Bye Birdie The Music Man, Mulan, The Jungle Book, jr.​ and many more. 


Katie Wallace












Katie Wallace is a San Diego native with a background in competitive dance. In addition to teaching dance classes throughout San Diego, her choreography credits include “Guys and Dolls” at WHHS, AC/AD “Thoroughly Modern Millie” at Coronado Playhouse, and “Peter Pan” “Bye Bye Birdie” and others at Young Actors’ Theatre. Katie is currently studying English at SDSU. 

Stage Manager:

Astrid Pett











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Astrid is very happy to be returning to YAT as Stage Manager for this production of "13," having previously stage managed "Jungle Book," "High School Musical," and "The Lion King."  She was also Assistant Director for "Seussical the Musical."  More recently, Astrid appeared at Onstage Playhouse in Chula Vista as Rosemary Fenton in "Bullshot Crummond," and Florence Gill in "The Mystery of Edwin Drood." Previous favorite YAT performances include Grandma Addams in "The Addams Family," Queen Aggravaine in "Once Upon a Mattress," Olive in "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," and Black Stache in "Peter and the Starcatcher." She thanks her family for their continuing support.

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