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13 the Musical at Panthers Port Macquarie to raise money for Young Carers

Talented cast: (front) Jack Kirk leads an all teen cast in 13 the Musical alongside (back) Tara Mitchell, Alexander Ford, Moya Wills, Isaac Long, Rebecca Crundwell, Michael Walsh, Indiana Jones, McKenna Dennis, Piper Graham, Kye Dennis, Bridgette Ford and Teoni Nelson.
Talented cast: (front) Jack Kirk leads an all teen cast in 13 the Musical alongside (back) Tara Mitchell, Alexander Ford, Moya Wills, Isaac Long, Rebecca Crundwell, Michael Walsh, Indiana Jones, McKenna Dennis, Piper Graham, Kye Dennis, Bridgette Ford and Teoni Nelson.

The teenage cast of 13 the Musical learnt the majority of the show via Zoom, online videos and emails during the peak of the pandemic.

Face-to-face rehearsals were only possible in the last two months before opening.

But the cast remained dedicated to the production and its commitment to raise money and awareness for the youth-focused initiative, Young Carers.

Director Kathleen Ford said the cast had found the process challenging without the face-to-face rehearsals until recently but they rose well beyond expectations.

Proceeds from the musical will go to Young Carers after assistant director Wendy Beck alerted the cast to the cause.

The Carers NSW initiative supports young people aged under 25 who find themselves responsible for the care of someone close to them.

The program was developed to make a positive difference to the lives of young carers and their families.

The production of 13 the Musical, described as a hilarious coming of age musical, opens at Panthers Port Macquarie on Saturday, January 23.

The final performance is on Sunday, January 31.

Go to the online platform TryBooking to buy tickets.

Tickets cost $15 for adults, $10 concession and $40 for a family of two adults and up to three concessions.

13 the Musical first opened on Broadway in 2008, launching the careers of Ariana Grande and Elizabeth Gilles.

The Port Macquarie performance brings together a talented cast of teens from the area.

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