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Tuck Everlasting at Grove Playmakers
September 6 @ 7:30 pm - September 15 @ 2:00 pm
“Tuck Everlasting-The Musical,” a contemporary children’s classic story by Natalie Babbitt, will open The Playmakers 25th Season, September 6-15, 2019.
It will be performed by The Playmakers’ youth theatre students, the Off-Broadway Troupers.
Performances are September 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 2019, at The Playmakers’ Theatre, 121 W 3rd, Grove, Ok.
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday performances begin at 7:30. Sunday matinees start at 2:00. The doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain.
It is appropriately adapted from its Broadway version to The Playmakers’ intimate theatre, giving young singers & dancers a chance to create this wonderful family story of love and loss.
The cast consists of: Allison Case, Annaliese and Victoria Cunningham, Zach Daly, Ashley Davidson, Kennedy Duffield, Olivia Hudson, Sam Fletcher, Aidan Jackson, Ketcher Kirk, Richie McKinney, Melody Porter, Chandler Reiman, Daryan Records, Josie Youngblood.
Suzanne Boles is the director and choreographer. Nancy Flowers returns as the Musical Director and Accompanist. Myah Cearley is assistant choreographer and dance rehearsal assistant
The story is well known to countless children who have read it as part of their school curriculum and by parents who have read it with their children.
The Playmakers suggest that theatre-goers acquaint themselves and their children with the story and its main theme by checking with their public libraries, listening to the entire story online, or purchasing the book.
“For over 10 years, I taught Natalie Babbitt’s Tuck Everlasting to my 8th graders in Dover, Kansas,” said Pam Leptich, Playmaker actor and director.
“We discussed mortality, the passing of loved ones, the value of reality, the attraction of improbable dreams, and how life decisions change when we know life will someday end. We learned to make every moment count, to make all decisions accountable, and to live our lives so only a proud legacy would be remembered after we pass. I think Tuck Everlasting taught my students to treasure every moment of their lives and every moment of the lives of those they loved.”
Winner of the 2015 Suzi Bass Award-winner for Outstanding Musical Production. Nominated for a Tony Award and an Outer Critics Circle award for best musical among many other award categories.
Ticket prices for adults are $15; students, kindergarten through college are $8. Please, no children under 5 years of age because of the difficulty in understanding the story. Group rates are available.
Reservations may be made by calling 918 786 8950. Please leave a message. Or you may reserve at [email protected]. A volunteer will call to confirm your reservation. Major Credit Cards Accepted.