Tuck Everlasting: Theatre for Young Audiences Edition


Tuck Everlasting: Theatre for Young Audiences Edition

Short Musical, Comedy  /  2w, 6m, 1girl(s)

Book by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle
Music by Chris Miller
Lyrics by Nathan Tysen
Based on the novel Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

A Theatre for Young Audiences adaptation of the popular Broadway family musical.

Tuck Everlasting: Theatre for Young Audiences Edition

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    2w, 6m, 1girl(s)
  • Duration
    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre
    Adaptations (Literature), Theatre for Young Audiences
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Appropriate for all audiences
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What would you do if you could live forever? 

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 immortality, 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 the best-selling children’s classic by Natalie Babbitt, adapted for the stage by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle, and featuring a soaring score from Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen, the TYA edition of Tuck Everlasting is a condensed 70-minute version of the Broadway production, re-conceived by the authors to be performed by nine actors.

Tuck Everlasting (TYA Version) premiered at Nashville Children's Theatre in September, 2018.
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
  • Time Period Victorian (British and American), 19th Century
  • Setting In and around the village of Treegap, NH. 1893
  • Features Period Costumes
  • Additional Features No intermission
  • Duration 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Cautions
    • No Special Cautions


“Demonstrates that this show doesn’t need a multimillion-dollar production to be resonant and uplifting.” – 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

Tuck startles with its emotional resonance and theatrical force! A warm-spirited and piercingly touching musical!” – The New York Times


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Reed 1 (Flute, Clarinet, Piccolo, Soprano Sax, Bass Clarinet)
Reed 2 (Clarinet, Soprano Recorder, Oboe, Alto Sax, English Horn)
Keyboard 2
  • Musical Style Pop/Rock, Contemporary Broadway
  • Vocal DemandsModerate
  • Orchestra Size Medium
  • Chorus Size Medium

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1 Piano-Conductor
23 Vocal-Book
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-Book


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: Paradise Square (with Jason Howland & Masi Asare), 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 Par ...
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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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