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''13'' is the story of a Jewish boy named Evan, who moves to Appleton, Indiana from New York City after his parents get a divorce. He first befriends his neighbor Patrice, whose only other friend is Archie, the terminally ill nerd. Evan decides that, in order for his Bar Mitzvah to be a hit, he will have to become popular and unintentionally gets himself involved in a fight over the quarterback Brett between best friends Kendra and [[LizGillies Lucy]]. {{Hilarity Ensues}}.

With music by Jason Robert Brown and a book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn. It was the first Broadway musical with an entirely teenage cast.

Has A [[WMG/{{Thirteen}} WMG page]] and a [[Characters/{{Thirteen}} character sheet]].

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* AccidentalKiss: Brett and Archie.
** "What's that taste?"
* AdultsAreUseless: All of the action takes place among the kids.
* AgainstMyReligion: Patrice jokes that bar mitzvahs are against her religion.
--> Evan: The one day where everything is supposed to be happy and perfect!
--> Patrice: See, Catholics don't have that. It would go against everything we believe in!
* AllGuysWantCheerleaders: Averted with Evan, who [[spoiler: goes for the only girl not on the cheerleading squad, Patrice]], with everyone else, it's played straight with beautiful head cheerleader Kendra.
* AlliterativeName: Molly Madison and Patrice Parker.
* AllMusicalsAreAdaptations: Subverted. There was actually a book based on the musical.
** Although it was written before the Broadway production.
* AlphaBitch: Playing a bit with with Kendra, played straight with Lucy.
** The thing with Kendra is that she dated Brett when she knew that Lucy liked him, then ''mocked her'' about it after Brett asked her out...
--> Kendra [to Lucy]: Gimme a B, gimme an R, gimme an E-T-T! What does that spell? ''Victory!''
* {{Angst}}: The opening number is angst in musical form.
* BetaCouple: [[spoiler: Brett and Lucy]] or possibly [[spoiler: Brett and Kendra]] depending on what part of the musical you're at.
* BettyAndVeronica: Brett between Kendra (Betty) and Lucy (Veronica).
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Patrice gives a pretty bad cold shoulder.
* BigManOnCampus: Brett.
* BittersweetEnding
* BlackComedy: Archie. [[AcceptableTargets How many terminal illness jokes are there?]]
** Also, Lucy has a bit of this going. Her comments about how fat she thinks she is are {{played for laughs}} when she probably has an eating disorder.
*** Each character has a small epilogue at the end and one of Lucy's used to be "I got diagnosed with an eating disorder."
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Kendra, Lucy, and Patrice (personality wise).
* BrainlessBeauty: Kendra Quaker.
** And Brett.
* BrainyBrunette: Averted with the nerdy Patrice. Played straight with Archie and Lucy.
** Evan's nickname is "The Brain".
* CatFight: [[spoiler: Lucy and Kendra. Subverted when Brett doesn't stand and watch but breaks it up]].
* CatchPhrase: Lucy would like to point out how hot she's looking today.
* TheCastShowOff: "Brand New You".
* TheCheerleader: All of the girls with names except Patrice.
* TheChessmaster: Lucy. Seriously.
* ClingyJealousGirl: [[spoiler: Lucy, who thinks every girl who talks to Brett is flirting with him]].
-->Brett: Hi, Cassie.
-->Lucy: Were you ''flirting'' with her?!
* CutSong: "Here I come" and "Opportunity" where cut from the Broadway production, although "Opportunity" was put back in the most recent version, released by MTI.
* UsefulNotes/DanQuayle: The characters go to Dan Quayle Junior High.
** Home of [[PunnyName The Quayle Quails]]!
* DawsonCasting: Majorly averted with the Broadway production. The older cast member was Eric Nelsen as Brett, who was 17.
* DoesThisMakeMeLookFat: Lucy thinks every bad thing that happens to her her is because she's fat.
* DumbBlonde: Kendra and Brett.
* EconomyCast: The cast had a grand total of 13 people.
* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler: Brett]].
* ExtremeDoormat: Patrice.
** Although she does stand up for herself, she's ''Always. Giving. Second. Chances.''
* FaceHeelTurn: Lucy goes from a good friend and confidante for Kendra who [[UnreliableNarrator (If Lucy was telling the truth)]] gave up opportunities for Kendra to the AlphaBitch who stole Kendra's boyfriend.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: During "Getting Ready", Lucy tells Kendra that she shouldn't kiss Brett because she's a "good girl". But it sounds like they're talking about something else.
---> In the Broadway production, Liz Gillies went from sitting in a very casual stance to having her legs tightly crossed when she said "I'm a good girl."
** Let's not forget one of Patrice's lines in between verses of "the lamest place in the world."
---> '''Patrice''':The [[IncestIsRelative inbreeding]] takes up all of our time.
** "I guess you don't want ''what comes after the tongue.''"
** What about the rocking horse line in "Hey Kendra"? Brett cuts it off before it goes too far, but not without Eddie and Malcolm making pointed references.
** One of Simon's lines shortly after Lucy begins dating Brett:
---> '''Simon''': And then Coach said 'what's the point of practicing without Brett?' So he made us watch a movie called ''God Doesn't Want You To Touch That.''
* GirlNextDoor: Patrice.
* GirlsAreReallyScaredOfHorrorMovies: Kendra was screaming the whole time during the movie theater scene. But then again... ''someone got his penis set on fire and their eyelids torn off.''
* GiveGeeksAChance: Averted with Archie. Kendra still wants Brett.
** Although in the book [[spoiler: Kendra kisses him after he writes a song for her.]]
*** [[spoiler: Despite what he says, he didn't get the tongue.]]
* GossipEvolution: The rumor Lucy starts in 13 starts off with first base, but makes its way around the bases.
* GrowingUpSucks: This is the theme of the musical.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: [[spoiler: Brett]]. The audience doesn't know whether to root for him or not.
* HeroesWantRedheads: [[spoiler: Evan and Patrice]].
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Eddie and Malcolm.
** Less so Evan and Archie.
* IAmBecomingSong: "13/Becoming A Man"
* IdiotBall: Almost every character picks it up near the end because, for some reason, ''they all believe Lucy''...
* IntercourseWithYou: The first verse of "Hey Kendra".
* JerkassHasAPoint: Subverted with Kendra and Evan's "thank you meeting" that Lucy sets up - [[spoiler: it was how Lucy framed Kendra "cheating on Brett" with Evan]].
* JerkJock: Brett.
* JewishMother: Averted with Evan's mom, who we almost never hear from.
** Although what we've heard about her slightly fits the trope.
* KarmaHoudini: Lucy. She intentionally [[spoiler: breaks up Kendra and Brett]]. When [[spoiler: they get back together thanks to Evan, it merely takes a rumor for Brett to beat up Evan and break up with Kendra]]. And the kicker? [[spoiler: Lucy ends up with Brett at the end]].
* KidsAreCruel: To Patrice and Archie.
* KidCom
* LampshadeHanging: "One day it gets better/One day it makes sense/One day Iíll stop talking in the friggin' future tense"!
* LastMinuteHookUp: [[spoiler: Evan and Patrice]].
* LoveHurts: Poor, poor Patrice.
** ''Archie'', anybody?
* LoveTriangle: Lucy loves Brett who loves Kendra who is being obsessed over by Archie.
* LyricalDissonance: "Any Minute" could be considered a sweet love song, but it keeps the love song tone while Kendra and Brett are describing what is happening in the ''horror movie'' they're watching.
** Let's not forget that although "Get Me What I Need" is catchy, there are parts where it's downright depressing.
-->Here's the problem: every minute, every second that I wait
-->Might be too late
-->So let's face it, if I ever have a chance, the time is now
-->So who cares how?
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Lucy is a [[TheChessmaster terrible]] [[AlphaBitch person]]. Liz Gillies, on the other hand, is liked by the whole cast and is totally nice. [[UnreliableNarrator or so we're told]].
* MoodSwinger: Lucy is a milder example of this.
* MusicalisInterruptus
-->'''Eddie''': ''Hey, Lucy, I've been thinking...''
-->'''Lucy''': Can it Hobbit, I'm here for one reason and one reason only!
* NewTransferStudent: Evan.
* NoFourthWall: "My neighbor, Patrice!"
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: It's subtle, but oh, how it pisses this troper off. There is such a thing as an Indiana accent.
* ObliviousToLove: Kendra doesn't know that Archie has a thing for her, and Brett doesn't know how Lucy feels until she [[spoiler: kisses him right after he and Kendra break up]].
* OneOfUs: [[http://www.broadwayspace.com/profile/Aaron83 Aaron Simon Gross, who plays Archie]].
* OnlySaneMan: Evan. And possibly Patrice.
* OriginalCastPrecedent: In most productions Kendra is blonde, Lucy has dark hair, and Evan has light brown hair.
** Subverted with Brett and Patrice, who both have brown hair in most productions, but Brett had blonde hair on Broadway and Patrice had red hair on Broadway.
* PlatonicLifePartners: Archie and Patrice.
* PopularIsDumb: Yes. Yes it is.
* PromotedFanboy: Aaron Simon Gross is a Jason Robert Brown/Musical Theater fanboy.
* PurityPersonified: PlayedForLaughs with Kendra.
* RewrittenPopVersion: "13 (Single Version)" and "A Little More Homework (Single Version)".
* RomanceOnTheSet: Ariana Grande and Graham Phillips used to date.
** They even recorded [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLyOhufDet8 a duet.]]
* SelfDeprecation: Patrice does this to her hometown during "the lamest place in the world".
* ShutUpKiss: During "If That's What It Is".
* SixStudentClique
** The Head: Evan
** The Muscle: Brett
** The Quirk: Archie
** The Pretty One: Kendra
** The Smart One: Patrice
** The Wild One: Lucy
* SpellingSong: Lucy sees an "O-P-P Opportunity".
-->Kendra: O-P-P, O-R-T!
* TakeThat: If thatís what it is/Then thatís what it is/At least until Disney can re-write it...
* TeensAreMonsters: Most of the characters aren't but [[AlphaBitch Lucy]] and [[JerkJock Brett]] fit.
* TenorBoy: All of the boys.
** It is a Jason Robert Brown musical, after all.
* ThreeAmigos: Evan, Patrice, and Archie.
* ThirteenIsUnlucky: All of the characters are either 13 or just about to turn 13 and they encounter the typical teenage problems.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Eddie and Malcolm.
* TitleDrop: The '''Whole. Frickin'. Opening. Number'''.
** Kinda hard to avoid a title drop when it's a musical called 13 about 13-year-old kids.
** It's sort of weird when they say "13" again in a later song, with a completely different setting and only one character from the last song is there.
* ThreeAmigos: Evan, Patrice, and Archie. Subverted in that Archie is '''not''' an UnluckyChildhoodFriend.
** Well, he is. Just not to Patrice.
* VillainSong: Although Lucy isn't really a ''villain'', "Opportunity" still fits.
* VoiceTypes: Kendra,[[InvokedTrope who is mentioned repeatedly as being]] PurityPersonified, is listed as a soprano although Delaney Moro, the original Kendra on Broadway is an ''alto''. Patrice is a Mezzo soprano, and [[AlphaBitch Lucy]] is an alto. (Elizabeth Gillies mentioned that she can sing "lower than any female legally should".) And all of the boys are tenors.
** Well, they are 13.
** Especially Richie.
*** YEAH!
* WeirdnessMagnet: Evan.
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: "A Little More Homework".
* YouHaveToHaveJews
* ZanyScheme: "All Hail the Brain"
-->'''Evan:''' "And all I have to do is..."
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