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13th Grade

the unknown artists & ruckus rockwell · Ages 17+ · world premiere · United States of America

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LINDSEY MARTIN certified reviewer June 07, 2017
13th grade is a nostalgic new musical that isn’t afraid to go there- and by there, I mean deep into the hilarious underbelly of that first year of community college. Writers Pam Eberhardt and Dan Testa are BRILLIANT! With songs like, “Stop Dating Gay Guys If You Want To Find The One” to characters as legendary as Jem Bobby- Eberhardt and Testa have created a seamless story, packed with moments of pure comic gold- brought to you by an incredible ‘greek chorus/barbershop trio of women narrators that will have you bent over laughing line after line. Oh, and they also happen to be obsessed with ‘The Craft.’ Which is equally hilarious and relatable (I mean- wasn’t every girl? … Come on… well, I was...So...). The ensemble is EXCELLENT! Each of t... full review
JIMMY NGUYEN certified reviewer June 15, 2017
tagged as: hilarious · sexy · funny · hot daddy love
I had such a blast at this atomic blitz of 90s references and sexual innuendoes (and literal comedic penetration). A definite must-see at this year’s Fringe Fest.... full review
GAYLE BLUEMEL certified reviewer June 06, 2017
This was an excellent ensemble piece with top-notch writing, directing and, of course, performance. These artists know how to put on a show! I was so impressed with the varied way the music was directed and arranged......some guitar accompaniment, some tracks, some a capella......and have never seen such hilarious use of a pitch pipe! Also, we got to really get who these characters were in a about an hour. Talk about efficiency in writing! And funny!! Whew! ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 08, 2017
I was afraid seeing this show on opening night might be a bad idea and I might be forced to give out fake compliments but I was pleasantly surprised...the show was awesome!! Despite a the music and sound tracks being a bit low, the cast overcame the obstacle and took the audience down a 90s memory lane. The songs were catchy, crude and memorable. There was even choreography on the small stage. How they pulled it off is mind blowing but they did! Lorne Michaels should hire these writers and cast to make SNL great again! Seriously , go see it. Laughs every minute! ... full review
SAM COFFMAN certified reviewer June 08, 2017
The range of the insanity from Pamela Eberhardt's writing - and the way the cast pulled it off seamlessly and smarty...! In LOVE with 13th Grade! Spread the word! Fringe GEM!!... full review
LAURA WILEY certified reviewer June 18, 2017
tagged as: funny · 90s · campy · musical · harmonies · hilarious · fun!!
Absolutely loved this show!!! What a hilarious, entertaining time! I was mostly impressed by the music, especially when they brought out a guitar and did live songs with three part harmonies, so tight!!! I was a kid of the 90s so I appreciated all the references, and I thought all the actors did a phenomenal job at bringing the comedy. Loved this show times a million and could not recommend higher! ... full review
KATHLEEN K certified reviewer June 25, 2017
Saw the show last night..it was hilarious, well written, great cast, actors and singers..the harmonies were outstanding....such talented people. Well done everyone!!... full review
JASON DODSON certified reviewer June 24, 2017
I didn't know what to expect walking in, but as soon as "I don't know what sex feels like anymore" rips into it's rocking chorus with the terrifically talented cast grabbing their crotches in unison I knew they were all in. In that moment, it reminded me of the cadets in Full Metal Jacket who grabbed their crotches while singing "this is my rifle this is my gun." As those cadets committed to the brilliance of Stanley Kubrick's vision of Vietnam so too do these actors commit to whacked out gonzo fuck it all coming of age comedy that is 13th Grade. I don't know what else to say. This show is the perfect collusion of great songwriting and comedy and balls out awesome 90's nostalgia that gives me new faith in theater. It's Saved by the Bell mee... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 24, 2017
This show is something special. Something very special. I've never seen anything like it and I've never laughed as hard at any show in my life. I don't even know where to start but here goes. The writing and composition are nothing short of excellent. Though the songs stick to the hilarious 90s theme they are more diverse than you could possibly imagine. Whether it's with karaoke tracks, acoustic guitar, or a cappella each musical number is entertaining, hilarious, and extremely well written. Best thing about this play is the humor. It's fast funny and ahead of the audience the whole time exactly the way it should be . The singer/actors are all incredibly powerful and dynamic but the best parts of the entire performance was wat... full review
EMILY DONN certified reviewer June 05, 2017
A fun and silly flashback to being young in the 90s! Really good time, lots of laughs!... full review