Produced by Wally Jones and Casa Mañana
Based on the best-selling children’s classic by Natalie Babbitt
Adapted for the stage by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle
Featuring a soaring score from Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen
The 60-minute children's version of the 2016 Broadway musical.
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.
CRITIC'S PICK! "Tuck startles with its emotional resonance and theatrical force! A warm-spirited and piercingly touching musical!" - The New York Times
ABOUT THE PRODUCER:
CASA MAÑANA (PRODUCER) Tuck Everlasting is produced by Casa Mañana, the same theatre who produced the acclaimed tours of Mr. Popper's Penguins, A Year with Frog & Toad, Junie B.in “Jingle Bells, Batman Smells and Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale. Located in the heart of the cultural district of Fort Worth, TX, Casa Mañana Theatre specializes in professional Broadway and Children's Theatre and arts education, having done so for more than 50 years. As a performing arts organization, Casa Mañana strives to create, nurture and advance live professional theatre unparalleled in artistic excellence for the enrichment and education of its diverse community and its future generations of artists and patrons. Recently, Casa Mañana’s Performing Arts Conservatory was listed first in regional theatre training programs by backstage.com.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: NATALIE BABBITT:
Natalie Babbitt (July 28, 1932 – October 31, 2016) was an American writer and illustrator of children's books. Her acclaimed 1975 novel Tuck Everlasting has been adapted into two feature films and a Broadway musical. She received the Newbery Honor Award, the Christopher Award, and was the U.S. nominee for the biennial international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1982. In 1977, The New York Times called Babbitt "Indisputably one of our most gifted and ambitious writers for children."
Born in Dayton, OH, she attended Laurel School for Girls, and then Smith College. She had 3 children and was married to Samuel Fisher Babbitt. She was the grandmother of 3 and lived in Rhode Island. She was a board member of the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance a national not-for-profit that actively advocates for literacy, literature, and libraries.
Science: Cycles in Nature, Water, Life. Themes: Immortality, Death, Grief, Loss, Change, Greed, Values, Love, Problem Solving, Life Changes, Growing up. Language Arts: Fantasy, Foreshadowing, Imagery, Personification, Symbolism, Metaphors, Similes.
PUBLIC AUDIENCE: All ages
SCHOOL TIME AUDIENCE: Ages 10-14, Grades: 5-9