Musical - Directed by Joe Compton
Audition Dates - December 3 & 4
Book by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle
Music by Chris Miller
Lyrics by Nathan Tysen
Based on the novel Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
Sponsored by Wayne Garage Door
Auditions for The Little Theatre of Tuscarawas County’s 2024 Winter Production, Tuck Everlasting: The Musical, will be held Sunday, December 3rd and Monday, December 4th at 6:30 p.m. Registration will open at 6 p.m. If necessary, callbacks will be held on Wednesday, December 6th.
The production is being directed by Joe Compton. Josie McCutcheon is the assistant director. Micah Carrick is the music director, and Jennica Cochran is the choreographer. Matt Spies is the producer.
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.
The musical is based on the classic 1975 novel by Natalie Babbitt which has become a staple in many classroom reading lists and is beloved by many readers both young and old.
We are looking to cast approximately 25 actors. All roles are open.
**IMPORTANT** Auditions for the role of Winnie Foster are open to individuals ages 11 to 16. All other roles are open to individuals 14 and older. The role of Thomas will be cast at a later date.
Winnie Foster - The heroine, longs for adventure (11 years old)
Mother - Winnie’s Mother; strict yet loving (40s-50s)
Nana - Winnie’s Grandmother (70s-80s)
Jesse Tuck - The youngest of the Tuck family (17 years old)
Miles Tuck - Jesse’s older brother (mid to late 20s)
Mae Tuck - Jesse’s mother (40s-50s)
Angus Tuck - Jesse’s father (40s-50s)
Man in the Yellow Suit - A nefarious leader of a traveling carnival, in search of the fountain of the fountain of youth (50s-60s)
Constable Joe - Head of the police force (50s-60s)
Hugo - Constable Joe’s sidekick and son (Teenager)
Thomas - Mile’s Son (5-7 years old) (Non-Speaking, Non-Singing) (Will be cast at a later date)
Ensemble Roles: (Seeking strong dancers with a variety of skills)
Rehearsals will be held Sundays through Thursdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and are set to begin the week of Dec. 18th. Some rehearsals may take place on Saturdays on an as-needed basis, dependent upon cast availability. A few rehearsals will be held off-site until regularly scheduled in the theater beginning January, 16th.
Tuck Everlasting: The Musical will open Friday, February 16th, and run for three weekends: February 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, and March. 1, 2, 3, 2024.
What To Prepare:
Auditionees will need to prepare a 1-minute cutting of a musical theater song with no backing vocals that best shows their vocal range. A piano accompanist will be available as well as a Bluetooth speaker with access to Spotify and YouTube. There will also be a dance audition so please wear appropriate footwear to dance. Those auditioning should also be prepared to read from the script. Any questions can be answered by contacting the production team by emailing email@example.com
This production is presented through special arrangement with Concord Theatricals.
The production is sponsored by Wayne Garage Door.