What would you do if you had all eternity?
Eleven-year-old Winnie Foster yearns for a life of adventure beyond her white picket fence, but not until she becomes unexpectedly entwined with the Tuck Family does she get more than she could have imagined. When Winnie learns of the magic behind the Tuck’s unending youth, she must fight to protect their secret from those who would do anything for a chance at eternal life. As her adventure unfolds, Winnie faces an extraordinary choice: return to her life, or continue with the Tucks on their infinite journey.
HOW TO PREPARE:
Learn and prepare the choreography from this video.
Select and prepare 16-32 your bar cut of an up-tempo folk song (1 verse & 1 chorus) approximately 1-1.5 minutes. Bring backing track to be played by aux cord or bluetooth. You may bring your own accompanist if you prefer.
Perform a monologue of your choice.
WINNIE: Female, looks 11. A little girl without cuteness – she has lost her father. She is too skeptical for her age, but with an unknown longing for romance and adventure. Soprano. Strong Singer/Dancer/Actor.
JESSE TUCK: Male, looks 17, Handsome, light and laughing, he is eternal youth writ large, the lightness shown all the brighter for the shadow of loneliness that he has. Tenor. Strong Singer/Dancer/Actor.
MILES TUCK: Male, looks 23. A burned and bitter man. His natural sweetness shut away. Lost his wife and child, doomed to live with regret. Bari-tenor.
MAE TUCK: Female, looks 40s. Still beautiful after all these years, a matriarch, a mother, a wife. Her homespun wisdom is leavened by her humor and still girlish delight. Mezzo-Soprano. Singer/Dancer/Actor.
ANGUS TUCK: Male, looks 40’s. Once awakened, a vibrant, virile man. He is an indulgent father, a fond if forgetful husband, but a true soul with a deep well of love and profound understanding of the life around him. Tenor. Singer/Dancer/Actor.
MAN IN YELLOW SUIT: Male, 40-60. Charismatic and persuasive, a man with an obsession, a secret. Tenor.
HUGO: Male, looks 15-17. Painfully shy, awkward and goofy; but smart and eerily observant – His father (CONSTABLE JOE) knows this. The two of them have a “routine” that fools most of the people all of the time. Tenor.
CONSTABLE JOE: Male, 40-60. Seemingly a buffoon, his simple manner belies a sharp wit and kind heart. Tenor.
MOTHER: Female, 30-40. A gentle woman almost broken by grief and fear and loss. Adversity finds her brave and unbending. Mezzo-Soprano. (if doubled in the ensemble, Dance will be Required.)
NANA: Female, 60. A loopy old woman, but a loving Grandmother and Mother. Alto. (if doubled in the ensemble, Dance will be Required.)
ENSEMBLE: Dancers, Town Folk, Family, Carnival Workers. No Dance to Advanced Dance Required.
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