Jason Robert Brown, darling of musical theater geeks, premièred a show called 13 on Broadway in 2008. A musical cast entirely with adolescents would daunt many producers, but the bet paid off, the show’s been translated into several languages, and a film version is on the way. Peoria’s Theater Works presents 13 through Sunday, February 1. The story follows Evan Goldman through his relocation to a small town and his search for identity among his new classmates as he prepares for his bar mitzvah. Brace yourself for a long debate about tongue-kissing at a horror movie and make your way to 8355 West Peoria Avenue at 7 p.m. Saturday, January 17. Tickets are $14 and are available at 623-815-7930 or www.tickets.theaterworks.org.
Fridays, Saturdays, 7 p.m.; Sundays, 2:30 p.m. Starts: Jan. 16. Continues through Feb. 1, 2015