Tuck Everlasting

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Tuck Everlasting

Full-Length Musical, Comedy  /  3f, 6m, 1girl(s)

Based on the novel by Natalie Babbitt

What would you do if you had all eternity? 

Eleven-year-old Winnie Foster yearns for a life of adventure beyond her white picket fence, but not until she becomes unexpectedly entwined with the Tuck Family does she get more than she could have imagined. When Winnie learns of the magic behind the Tuck’s unending youth, she must fight to protect their secret from those who would do anything for a chance at eternal life. As her adventure unfolds, Winnie faces an extraordinary choice: return to her life, or continue with the Tucks on their infinite journey.

Based on best-selling children’s classic by Natalie Babbitt and adapted for the stage by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle, Tuck Everlasting features a soaring score from Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen.
  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3f, 6m, 1girl(s)
  • Duration
    Duration
    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Adaptations (Literature)
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Appropriate for all audiences
Accolades
Accolades
  • WINNER! 2015 Suzi Bass Award for Outstanding Musical Production
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Summary

What would you do if you had all eternity? 

Eleven-year-old Winnie Foster yearns for a life of adventure beyond her white picket fence, but not until she becomes unexpectedly entwined with the Tuck Family does she get more than she could have imagined. When Winnie learns of the magic behind the Tuck’s unending youth, she must fight to protect their secret from those who would do anything for a chance at eternal life. As her adventure unfolds, Winnie faces an extraordinary choice: return to her life, or continue with the Tucks on their infinite journey.

Based on best-selling children’s classic by Natalie Babbitt and adapted for the stage by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle, Tuck Everlasting features a soaring score from Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen.

History

Tuck Everlasting premiered at Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, GA in January 2015 before transferring to Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre in March 2016 under the direction of Casey Nicholaw.

Cast Attributes
  • Features Children
  • Room for Extras
Performing Groups
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Outdoor
  • Large Stage
  • Tours
WINNIE FOSTER - 11 years old
MOTHER - Winnie's mother
NANA - Winnie's grandmother
JESSE TUCK - the youngest of the Tuck family
MILES TUCK - Jesse's older brother
MAE TUCK - Jesse's mother
ANGUS TUCK - Jesse's father
MAN IN THE YELLOW SUIT - a nefarious leader of a traveling carnival, in search of the fountain of youth
CONSTABLE JOE - head of the police force in Treegap
HUGO - Constable Joe's sidekick and son
ENSEMBLE (13)
  • Time Period Victorian (British and American)
  • Setting In and around the village of Treegap, NH. 1893
  • Features Period Costumes
  • Duration More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Cautions
    • No Special Cautions

Media

CRITIC'S PICK! "Tuck startles with its emotional resonance and theatrical force! A warm-spirited and piercingly touching musical!" - The New York Times

"Poignancy mixes well with humor, the songs are fresh and sweet [...] The music by Chris Miller is magical, grounded in folk, foot-pounding earthy beats and soaring melodies [...] Nathan Tysen's lyrics are even better - delving into complex themes with elegance [...] Long may it live." - Associated Press, Read More 

"Magical and a lasting treasure of your cast album collection." - Mark Robinson's cast album review, Read More

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Videos

  • Highlights from Tuck Everlasting on Broadway

  • Tuck Everlasting Broadway commercial

  • What is Tuck Everlasting about?

  • Tysen and Miller perform The Wheel with Sarah Charles Lewis

  • Tysen and Miller perform Top of the World

  • Chris Miller performs Most Beautiful Day

  • Miller and Tysen perform Everlasting

  • Hale Centre Theatre

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Music

Song Samples

Prologue
Live Like This
Good Girl Winnie Foster
Good Girl Winnie Foster (Reprise)
Top of the World
Hugo's First Case Pt. 1
Hugo's First Case Pt. 2
The Story of the Tucks
My Most Beautiful Day
Join the Parade
Partner in Crime
Seventeen
Everything's Golden
Seventeen (Reprise)
Time
Time Quartet
You Can't Trust a Man
The Wheel
The Story of the Man in the Yellow Suit
Everlasting
The Story of Winnie Foster
The Wheel (Finale)
  • Musical StylePop/Rock, Folk, Contemporary Broadway
  • Vocal DemandsModerate
  • Orchestra SizeMedium
  • Chorus SizeMedium

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Music Rentals

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1 Piano-Conductor
23 Vocal Books
1 Reed 1
1 Reed 2
1 Trumpet
1 Keyboard 2
1 Guitar
1 Drums
1 Percussion
1 Violin/Viola
1 Cello
1 Bass

1 Piano-Conductor
23 Vocal Books

Authors

Claudia Shear

Broadway: SMELL OF THE KILL (Drama League Award), DIRTY BLONDE (Tony and Drama Desk nominations for Best Play and Best Actress; Drama League Award, Theatre World Award). London: DIRTY BLONDE, CHICAGO. Off-Broadway: BLOWN SIDEWAYS THROUGH LIFE (Obie Award, Drama Desk nominatio ...
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Chris Miller

Chris Miller (Composer): Tuck Everlasting (Broadway 2016); The Burnt Part Boys (Playwrights Horizons/Vineyard Theatre, Lucille Lortel Nominee for Best Musical 2011); Fugitive Songs (Drama Desk Award Nominee for Outstanding Revue 2008); all three of which have cast albums avai ...
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Nathan Tysen

Nathan Tysen (Lyricist) Broadway: Amélie (with composer and co-lyricist Dan Messé, Drama League nomination), Tuck Everlasting (with composer Chris Miller; Outer Critics & Drama League nominations). Off-Broadway: The Burnt Part Boys (Playwrights Horizons & Vineyard Theatre; Lu ...

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Tim Federle

Tim Federle is an award-winning (and losing) screenwriter, novelist, and playwright “whose breezy wit isn’t bound to a single genre” (Huffington Post). Tim’s recent projects include co-writing the Broadway musical adaptation of Tuck Everlasting and the Golden Globe and Academ ...
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