Tuck Everlasting

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

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.
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Tuck Everlasting
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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    6m, 3f, 1girl(s)
  • Duration

    Duration

    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adaptations (Literature)
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

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.

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Accolades

  • WINNER! 2015 Suzi Bass Award for Outstanding Musical Production

Reviews

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


Videos

  • Highlights from Tuck Everlasting on Broadway
  • Tuck Everlasting Broadway commercial
  • What is Tuck Everlasting about?
  • Hale Centre Theatre
  • 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
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Outdoor
  • Large Stage
  • Tours

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: Victorian (British and American)
  • Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: In and around the village of Treegap, NH. 1893
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

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

Song Samples

Prologue
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Live Like This
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Good Girl Winnie Foster
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Good Girl Winnie Foster (Reprise)
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Top of the World
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Hugo's First Case Pt. 1
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Hugo's First Case Pt. 2
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The Story of the Tucks
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My Most Beautiful Day
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Join the Parade
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Partner in Crime
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Seventeen
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Everything's Golden
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Seventeen (Reprise)
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Time
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Time Quartet
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You Can't Trust a Man
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The Wheel
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The Story of the Man in the Yellow Suit
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Everlasting
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The Story of Winnie Foster
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The Wheel (Finale)
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Casting

6m, 3f, 1girl(s)
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)
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Cast Attributes

  • Features Children
  • Room for Extras

Casting Notes

Plus Ensemble (13)

Resources

Rehearsal Resources

Music Material Rental Packages Glyphs / UI / Tooltip

Full Package

1 Piano Conductor
23 Vocal Chorus Books

1 Reed I (flute, clarinet, piccolo, sop. sax, bass clarinet)
1 Reed II (clarinet, sop. recorder, oboe, alto sax, eng. horn)
1 Trumpet
1 Violin/Viola
1 Cello
1 Keyboard 2
1 Guitar
1 Bass 
1 Drums
1 Percussion

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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 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 Best Musical 2011); Fugitive Songs (Drama Desk Award Nominee Outstanding Revue 2008; all three of which have cast albums available at itunes and Amazon. The Mysteries of Harris B ...

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Nathan Tysen

Nathan is a songwriter and performer whose recent work includes lyrics for the Broadway productions of TUCK EVERLASTING (music by Chris Miller) and AMÉLIE (music and co-lyrics by Dan Messé). Other work with Miller includes lyrics for THE BURNT PART BOYS and FUGITIVE SONGS (Cast albums, sheet music, and licensing availa ...

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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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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.

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