I’m actually having a hard time writing this review. I’m already getting choked up on sentence ONE. I mean, just THINKING OF THAT FINALE has me prepping for a migraine. Tuck Everlasting, while it’s a book that many of my friends and their children have read, was not a story that I knew walking into the theatre last night. So, I didn’t know what to expect. What I saw was imagery that a mother could barely handle. (yup – I’m crying) I saw everything I wanted for my children and more. I saw hope and adventure and I saw the true meaning of life and it was all for the simple price of a Broadway ticket.
They didn’t know that I needed that message. How could they? They didn’t even know I was in the theatre. But I walked away with such a burden lifted off my soul. I was doing it right. We were all doing it right. I’m not talking about the play yet am I? Ok – let’s rewind a bit.
First of all, it was a rainy day in NYC and guess who didn’t have umbrellas?
These girls. But we managed. I mean – it’s only water, right? We found our seats and got ready for an unexpected ride. The main question of the night was raised –>
If you could live forever, would you?
Now, let me tell you this. Immediately, I thought my answer was yes. Who WOULDN’T want a chance at forever? But learning the consequences of such a decision showed me just how precious our simple lives really are.
When Winnie Foster discovers the magical secret of the Tuck family, she embarks on an extraordinary adventure that will change her life forever. Take a journey you’ll never forget in this daring new Broadway musical about love, family and living life to the fullest.
Based on the best-selling, award-winning novel by Natalie Babbitt, TUCK EVERLASTING is brought to life with world-class artistry and powerful storytelling in a sweeping production featuring a book by Tony Award® nominee Claudia Shear (Dirty Blonde) & Tim Federle(Better Nate Than Ever), music by Chris Miller (The Burnt Part Boys), lyrics by Nathan Tysen (The Burnt Part Boys), and direction and choreography by Tony Award® winnerCasey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon).
Guess who was in the audience to see the preview on the first night? Natalie Babbitt! The original book’s author! Amazing!!! That must have been simply incredible to see her words LITERALLY COME TO LIFE.
I really don’t want to give too much away because I really hate those sort of posts, but I can promise you this:
You will cry.
You will laugh.
You will remember.
You will love.
You will cherish.
And you will never look at your life the same way again.
(I’m crying again by the way)
I was so happy to bring my little theatre kid to see Tuck Everlasting. She LOVED every second. This is a show to bring the young and the young at heart. Everyone will enjoy this story!!
For more information on Tuck Everlasting, click here.Broadhurst Theatre Box Office
235 W. 44th St. (Btwn Broadway & 8th Ave.)
HOURS: Mon – Sat: 10am – 8pm
Sunday: Noon – 6pm