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'13 The Musical' coming to Olympic Heights High School in Boca Raton

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Posted at 11:49 AM, Jun 06, 2023
and last updated 2023-06-06 11:49:09-04

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Remember all the emotional insecurities that came with becoming a teenager? Next month a new local theater company, Off Glades, will be addressing those issues in "13 The Musical" with performances at Olympic Heights High School.

The show's director, Jodie Langel, said she was inspired to do the show because of her teenager.

"My daughter is 13 years old and she's been through middle school navigating trying to be popular and meeting "Mean Girls" and nice girls and navigating the minefield of high school," Langel said. "This wasn't a show I wanted to do. This is a show I had to do— therapeutic reasons."

Langel said there is a character in the musical representing everyone.

WATCH: "13 The Musical" cast sings "Getting Ready"

13: The Musical cast sings 'Getting Ready'

"But older people and young people can resonate with this, because we've all been through high school and navigating through cliques and trying to be cool,"Langel said. "I think that everybody can find a character in this show that they can relate to and identify with."

The cast is not paying to be in the show, but they auditioned.

"We had 60 young professionals come in audition for us," Langel said, "and we have this wonderful cast of 19 performers locally from Palm Beach and Broward counties."

Show information below:

"13 The Musical"

June 23 and June 24 at 7:30 p.m.

Olympic Heights High School
20101 Lyons Road

Boca Raton, FL. 33434

Ticket prices: $50

For tickets: or call 310-497-5964