First review of JRB’s 13

Neglecting to finish and publish my write-up (don’t say review) of Jason Robert Brown’s _13_, which I saw in previews at the Taper while in California over Christmas and moderately enjoyed, I’ll instead point to _Variety_’s opening-night review of this cute — _High School Musical_ but actually, ya know, good — show about young teenagers beginning to face the world. “Four or five years from now, alas, with their hormones raging and the uncomprehending adult world seemingly arrayed against them, Evan and his friends will despair and rebel and contemplate dying for love. In short, they’ll end up in _Spring Awakening_. But for now they’re _13_, and life is magical.”