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Tuck Everlasting: Theatre for Young Audiences Edition

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

  • Short Musical
  • Adaptations (Literature), Comedy
  • 70 minutes

  • Time Period: Victorian (British and American)
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences
  • Cautions: No Special Cautions
  • Orchestra Size: Medium

  • Performance Group:
  • Dinner Theatre, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre
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 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

Premiere Production: Tuck Everlasting (TYA Version) premiered at Nashville Children's Theatre in September, 2018.
  • Casting: 6M, 4F
  • Casting Attributes: Local Celebrity Cameo, Roles for Children, Expandable casting
  • Chorus Size: Medium

  • 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