If you could live forever, would you? Called “a warm-spirited and piercingly touching musical,” by The New York Times, this compelling and dynamic musical is based on the popular children’s book of the same name. Eleven-year-old Winnie Harlow is tired of being kept on a short leash by her overprotective mother. When she meets Jesse Tuck and his unendingly youthful family, she embarks on an extraordinary adventure to protect their secret from those who would do anything for a chance at eternal life. With a beautiful folky score, the Issaquah KIDSTAGE production of Tuck Everlasting explores love, family, and living life to the fullest.
The Summer Independent program is a professionally-mentored program unique to Village Theatre. It is the pinnacle experience for students who come with a background in live theatre, and it provides autonomy, resources, and mentorship to select, mount, and produce their own full-scale show from start to finish. Students take on every aspect of production, from performing, directing, and stage management, to designing and building sets, creating costumes, running sound and lights, marketing, production management, and more.
Village Theatre’s entire professional staff — from the technical and design studios to the marketing office to the stage managers and beyond — are involved in mentoring the artistic team, all of whom are interns. The Summer Independent program is an entry point to professional theatre for the entire production team and Summer Independent performers are challenged with the goal of reaching the highest professional standards possible.
Music by Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen
Book by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle
Based on the novel by Natalie Babbitt
Skills for Theatre… Skills for Life
To provide a personal development program for young people which uses theatre arts:
- To teach creativity and responsibility
- To encourage teamwork and personal integrity
- To foster self-esteem and appreciation for live theatre
Village Theatre KIDSTAGE believes that everyone benefits from an inclusive, multi-cultural environment of students, staff and programming. We welcome people of every ethnicity, race, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, income and ability.