Tuck Everlasting Musical?

My class and I just finished reading Tuck Everlasting.  One of my favorite books, I always enjoy starting the year with Babbitt’s seminal work.  My students usually start out bored and uninterested and then become huge fans of the book as we read further.  It’s a great lesson for the kids that shows them how giving a book a chance can really be worth it.  

Imagine my surprise this weekend when I stumbled on the fact that a musical version of Tuck Everlasting is in the works!  Broadway is another one of my passions, and I really think Natalie Babbitt’s gorgeous story would translate well to the stage.  Apparently there is a demo floating around cyberspace, and you can hear one of the songs here.  “Seventeen” is sung by Jonathan Groff, one of the original stars of “Spring Awakening” on Broadway.  The composers’ website includes a few more songs from the demo.    

I would love to see this show come to fruition.  Any other Tuck Everlasting fans out there?

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5 Responses

  1. I haven’t read Tuck Everlasting since I was in fifth grade or so, but it was one of my favorite books then. I should pick it up again. It would be really cool to see the musical!

  2. Thanks for the link! Sign me up, casting personnel. Please?

  3. For real? This would be so amazing. I love Tuck Everlasting. It rocked my fourth grade-age and I still read it every summer. Doesn’t get any better than that. And I have to agree with Little Willow. Casting personnel?

  4. ever scene i saw the movie it has been my dream to play winnie i really hope this is true

  5. It’s still in the works.

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