Virginia Repertory Theatre’s
Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn Presents
Tuck Everlasting: TYA Edition
Co-World Premiere with Nashville Children’s Theatre
Book by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle
Music by Chris Miller
Lyrics by Nathan Tysen
Based on the Novel by Natalie Babbitt
Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the company of the first production of the 2019/2020 Children’s Season, Tuck Everlasting, opening Friday, October 18, 2019, at the Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn. This TYA (Theatre for Young Audiences) Co-World Premiere, adapted from the 2016 Broadway Production, is a magical adventure for the whole family. Natalie Babbitt’s effervescent children’s novel leaps from page to stage in this vibrant new musical, onstage through December 1, 2019, at the Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn, 1601 Willow Lawn Drive, Richmond, Virginia 23230.
Matt Polson will be joining the company in his Children’s Theatre directorial debut. Previously, Polson has directed for Virginia Rep On Tour, as well as Virginia Opera’s in-school touring. He was recently seen onstage in Gloria (co-produced with Cadence Theatre Company; Richmond Theatre Critics Circle Award nomination for Best Actor), River Ditty and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Choreographer Mallory Keene returns to the Children’s Theatre after recently choreographing this summer’s Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical. Rounding out the direction team, Jason Marks will serve as Musical Director. Other Virginia Rep musical direction credits for Marks include last season’s Huck and Tom and the Mighty Mississippi and Mr. Popper’s Penguins.
Lucy Caudle will star as Winnie Foster. Caudle was last seen in Atlantis at Virginia Rep’s November Theatre, and received an RTCC Award nomination for Most Promising Newcomer. In his Virginia Rep debut, DC-based actor Taylor Witt joins the company as Jesse Tuck.
Direction & Design
Direction – Matt Polson
Music Direction – Jason Marks
Choreography – Mallory Keene
Scenic Design – Tennessee Dixon
Costume Design – Ruth Hedberg
Lighting Design – BJ Wilkinson
Sound Design – Derek Dumais
Stage Management – Justin Janke
Winnie Foster – Lucy Caudle
Jesse Tuck – Taylor Witt
Mother – Lisa Kotula
Mae Tuck – Casey Daniel Payne
Agnus Tuck – Walter Riddle
Miles Tuck – Todd Patterson
Constable – Jon Cobb
Hugo – Harrison Gray
Swing – Sheridan Parkinson
Winnie u/s Audrey Kate Taylor
Box Office: 804-282-2620
Full Price Tickets: $21
Discounted Group rates available.
About Virginia Repertory Theatre
Virginia Repertory Theatre is a regional professional theatre in Richmond, Virginia. With an operating budget of $5.6 million, four distinct venues, an educational touring arm, and an annual audience approximately 530,000, Virginia Rep is one of the largest performing arts organizations in Central Virginia. Virginia Rep stages four seasons annually: the Signature Season at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, Theatre Gym Season in partnership with Cadence Theatre Company, Virginia Rep’s Children’s Season at Willow Lawn, and the Hanover Tavern Season.