(MUSICAL) Virginia Rep Children’s Season
TYA Edition – co-World Premiere with Nashville Children’s Theatre
Music by Chris Miller
Lyrics by Nathan Tysen
Book by Claudia Shear & Tim Federle
Based on the Novel by Natalie Babbitt
Directed by Matt Polson
Musical Direction by Jason Marks
SYNOPSIS: 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. Adapted for young audiences from the 2016 Broadway production inspired by the beloved children’s novel by Natalie Babbitt.
Rehearsals begin week of: September 24, 2019
Performance run: October 18-December 1, 2019
WINNIE FOSTER to play 11; too skeptical for her age, but with an unknown longing for romance and adventure. Must sing very well and be a strong actress with sharp comedic timing. Winnie is the protagonist of the show and drives the story forward, so the actress must have a commanding presence.
JESSE TUCK to play 17; youngest son of the Tuck family, and he embodies the energy and lightness of youth, but the lightness is tempered by an eternal loneliness.
Pop tenor – must sing very well.
MILES TUCK 23 years old; a bitter man whose natural sweetness was shut away when he lost his wife and child. Doomed to live with regret.
Baritenor – must sing well.
MAE TUCK The matriarch; a powerful presence but a gentle mother, whose maternal instincts take over when Winnie enters their world.
ANGUS TUCK The patriarch; struggling with the lifestyle the Tuck’s are forced to live, but rejuvenated when he meets Winnie. A warm figure with a presence as big as his heart.
NANA a loopy old woman, but a loving grandmother and mother. A little over protective.
MAN IN YELLOW SUIT the antagonist; creepy and persuasive, a man with an obsession and a secret.
CONSTABLE Hugo’s father. Seemingly a buffoon, his simple manner belies a sharp wit and kind heart.
HUGO to play 17; Junior deput of Treegap. Painfully shy, awkward, and goofy, but smart and eerily observant. His father (Constable Joe) knows this, and the two of them have a “routine” that fools most of the people all of the time.
Local, non-union only. All performers paid.
Performers under the age of 18 y/o will be seen for the role of WINNIE FOSTER only.
Virginia Repertory Theatre is an equal opportunity employer. Performers of all ethnicities, races, gender identities,and (dis)abilities are strongly encouraged to audition.
DATE: Sunday, May 19, 2019
TIME FRAME: 6:00 PM-11:00 PM
LOCATION: Virginia Rep’s Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn
1601 Willow Lawn Drive
Richmond VA 23230
WHAT TO PREPARE
Please prepare 16 – 32 bars of a contemporary music theater song that best shows off vocal range. Auditionees are welcome to sing from “Tuck Everlasting” if they choose, but are not required.
Please be sure to bring sheet music in your key. An accompanist will be provided.
To request an appointment:
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Include TUCK EVERLASTING – Audition Request in the subject line.
The body of your email should include the following:
your full name
Incomplete audition requests will NOT be processed
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