Ariana Grande and Elizabeth Gillies in 13 the Musical

Netflix launched their film adaptation of “13: The Musical” on Aug. 12, and the movie — a few group of center schoolers who wrestle with love, friendship, and bar mitzvahs — is stuffed with songs that will likely be caught in our heads for weeks. It is also sending us down reminiscence lane to the unique Broadway manufacturing of “13 the Musical.” The present broke obstacles on the time, because it was the primary (and thus far solely) to function a forged and band that was made from simply teenagers. Nevertheless it’s additionally memorable for one more cause — Ariana Grande and Elizabeth Gillies have been each within the unique forged! In 2008, each joined the present throughout its pre-Broadway run, and so they made the switch to the Nice White Approach. Gillies performed Lucy, whereas Grande performed Charlotte.

A yr later, each actors have been forged in Nickelodeon’s “Victorious” alongside Victoria Justice. The pair have remained buddies since they first met again as teenagers. Gillies even appeared alongside Grande within the 2018 video for “Thank U, Subsequent.”

Neither actor has returned to Broadway since “13,” although Grande is making ready to painting Glinda within the movie model of “Depraved.” Gillies, in the meantime, has continued to work on TV and stars on “Dynasty.” She even directed two episodes.

Eli Golden, who stars in Netflix’s movie, advised that Gillies and fellow unique forged member Graham Phillips each reached out to the film’s younger forged about starring within the movie. On Aug. 12, Gillies additionally bantered with followers about her time within the musical on Twitter.

Learn on to see images of Grande and Gillies throughout their run of “13 the Musical” and watch a throwback clip of them recording the forged album.

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