Disney's 13 the Musical summer camp

13 the Musical
13 The Musical Poster - Pickering Creative Artists Academy Summer Performing Arts Camps

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?!?

Disney’s 13 the Musical Audition Only Summer Camp – SOLD OUT!

Dates: May 28 – June 9, 2024
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Open to students Ages 10-18

Rehearsal Location:

Pickering Creative Artists Acdemy
6920 S Jordan Rd., Suite G, Centennial, CO 80112

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Saturday, June 8 at 7:00 PM
Sunday, June 9 at 2:00 PM

Camp Price: $625

Payment Plans Available
Registration is Open!



13 The Musical Audition Information - SOLD OUT

Hello Amazing Families and Students!

I am so excited to have you audition for 13 The Musical, Jr!! I want this process to be as fun and painless as possible. I know auditions can feel scary, but being as prepared as possible will help make things easier. Please carefully read this entire document to make sure you understand the audition process.

We will be accepting video auditions until Friday, April 12.

Please upload audition videos here: SOLD OUT

Video tips:

Please make sure we can see your entire body from head to toe and that the light is in front of you so we can see your face. Please do not stand in front of a window as the light is behind you and we will not be able to see you very well. 

Audition Guidelines:

  1. Please choose from the following material for songs:

Evan Goldman – Thirteen (beginning section)

Patrice – Lamest Place – “And though I don’t really know you” (measure 71) through the end, Or What It Means to Be a Friend (second half of song through the end)

Archie – Get Me What I Need

Brett Sampson – Any Minute 

Eddie, Malcolm, Simon or Ritchie – Bad, Bad News (any section)

Kendra – Any Minute or Lamest Place (same cut as above)

Lucy – Opportunity (any section)

Molly, Cassie, Charlotte – Opportunity (any section)

Ensemble –  Thirteen (any section)

  1. Please choose your own 45 second or less monologue. It does not have to be from a play or musical. There are lots of wonderful websites you can use to find audition materials.  A few that we love are nycastings.com, monologuegenie.com, dramanotebook.com, and there are lots more!

  1. Monologue Tip: Using a piece you have used before is highly recommended! An audition should NEVER be the first time you use a monologue. Just being memorized is only the tip of the iceberg with regard to being performance ready. It’s a good idea to build an audition portfolio with several monologues and songs ready to go for anything, that have been workshopped with a teacher/director, with all character work done to the best of your ability. An audition should show your absolute best and polished work. If you need help building an audition portfolio, there are lots of places you can take lessons (hint-hint-wink-wink), and work with someone to make your auditions the best they can be! 

  1. All video audition material must be memorized. We cannot have anyone holding a paper during their video audition or be reading from a paper close to the camera. Callback materials DO NOT need to be memorized.
  2. Please wear clothing that you are comfortable in that showcases you best. Some people like to dress up, and that is fine. But if you are more comfy and feel yourself in a t-shirt and sweatpants for this audition, that works too.
  3. Please practice and film your slate. (A slate is what you say at the beginning of your audition to introduce yourself to the directors and let them know what you will be performing. If I were auditioning, my slate might sound like this: “Hi! My name is Amy Pickering and I will be playing Alice from Alice in Wonderland and singing “For Good” from Wicked. Thank you.” You tell the directors the character you are playing and what play/piece it is from, as well as the title of the song you are singing and which show it is from.  If the monologue doesn’t list a character name, just say the title). If using a piece from a website that doesn’t list a play title, use the author’s name instead.
  4. You can choose to do your monologue first or your song first. Either way works!
  5. All people must use a Karaoke or instrumental backing track for their song. No a cappela songs allowed. YouTube has almost every single song in a Karaoke or instrumental version.
  1. Callbacks (second set of auditions) will be announced. If you are called back, we will be reading scenes and singing songs from the show. We will also be learning a dance combination. Sides (scenes) and songs will be sent ahead of time. Tip: Being familiar with all of the songs from the show will be helpful. Please bring snacks and water.

We are so excited to have you audition with us for this exciting and heart-warming musical. This is the first musical we are doing at Pickering that is audition-only. This means that not everyone who auditions will be cast. If you do not get cast in this production, please join us for our other summer camp productions of Aladdin, Jr and High School Musical Jr, which are open to everyone! Please feel free to reach out with any questions, and I can’t wait to see your auditions! Break a leg!

Amy Pickering

Theatre Director – Pickering Creative Artist’s Academy




What Parents are Saying

Fabulous academy to access and grow in the arts!
Amy and Michael Pickering absolutely know music, theater, entertaining, education… and they attract high quality teachers who want to share their love of music with kids ready to grow. Both my children have been enrolled in various lessons. My 12 year is currently in the Broadway Bound class which gives her a chance to understand the fundamentals of performing musical theater, during a more casual setting than a full blown musical. My 9 year old son is loving drumming and benefited from piano lessons prior, he is a musician in the making. They are both always energized after their classes. We are grateful for the Pickering team and academy!” – Laura T.

If you are looking for top tier instruction full of joy and fun you should check out Pickering Creative Artist Academy. There’s nothing I love more, than my home full of music and songs from my kids. The growth they have shown in skills and confidence is amazing and keeps them looking forward to their lessons each week. We feel lucky to be a part of the Pickering family!” – Erin O

Michael —

I want you to know that you and Amy inspire. You never tell anyone they can’t do or they are too old. Your energy is infectious and you have provided a place for people of all ability to thrive! My children aren’t “the best,” but under the wing of your academy they believe in themselves and have the courage to share that with the world.
You are building community through music by not leaving anyone behind.
Thank you for all you do!

” – Amanda B