The Tuck family has a secret, and when 11 year old Winnie Foster finds out through a musical journey, the audience is left with a question – Would you want to live forever? Find out what Winnie chooses in the world premiere of the Theatre for Young Audience’s Adaptation of Tuck Everlasting.
Nashville Children’s Theatre describes the show best, “After adventuring beyond her white picket fence, “good girl” Winnie Foster meets the energetic teenager Jesse Tuck, who leads her on an unexpected, magical journey. Soon she is faced with an extraordinary question: If you could choose to live forever, would you? Based on the best-selling novel by Natalie Babbitt, this heartfelt Broadway musical is full of soaring melodies and mischief. Performed with a live orchestra!”
Both my kids, ages 8 and 13, enjoyed the show, and we had some thoughtful discussions on the way home. The production was uplifting; however, we did have a conversation about death and why people had to die, which naturally came up based on the story. But, don’t let this deter you from experiencing the show. You would miss out on the wonderful musical performances of classic songs such as “Live Like This” and “Good Girl Winnie Foster.” If you have sensitive kids, you may want to be prepared to answer questions, but like all good stories, Tuck Everlasting left our family with fuller hearts.
This show may be best for elementary aged children and above. You can read more about the show (does contain spoilers) in the Parent Guide provided by the theatre so you can make the best decision for your family.
Family Fun Facts
Tickets: Youth (ages 2 – 12): $16, Adults: $21 (Purchase HERE)
Friday evenings (Sept. 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5) at 7 PM
Saturdays (Sept. 15, 22, 29, Oct. 6) at 2 PM
Sundays (Sept. 23, 30, Oct. 7) at 2 PM
Wednesday, September 26 at 1 PM