Tuck Everlasting: Theatre for Young Audiences Edition


Tuck Everlasting: Theatre for Young Audiences Edition

Claudia Shear, Chris Miller, Nathan Tysen, Tim Federle

Short Musical, Comedy  /  3f, 6m, 1girl(s)

A TYA Adaptation of the popular Broadway family musical.
Tuck Everlasting: Theatre for Young Audiences Edition

Tuck Everlasting: Theatre for Young Audiences Edition

by  Claudia Shear Chris Miller Nathan Tysen Tim Federle

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Tuck Everlasting: Theatre for Young Audiences Edition


  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3f, 6m, 1girl(s)
  • Duration
    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre
    Adaptations (Literature), Theatre for Young Audiences
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Appropriate for all audiences
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.
Tuck Everlasting (TYA Version) premiered at Nashville Children's Theatre in September, 2018.


Performing Groups
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • No Special Cautions

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  • Time Period: Victorian (British and American)
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Setting: In and around the village of Treegap, NH. 1893
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes


3f, 6m, 1girl(s)
Cast Attributes
  • Expandable casting
  • Local Celebrity Cameo
  • Roles for Children
WINNIE FOSTER - 11 years old
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


  • Musical Style: Pop/Rock, Contemporary Broadway
  • Vocal Demands: Moderate
  • Orchestra Size: Medium
  • Chorus Size: Medium




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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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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 nomination), DIRTY BLONDE (NYTW). Television: 'Blown ...

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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 ...

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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 Academy Award-nominated Best Animated Feature Ferd ...

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