Firestone Theatre and the Akron School for the Arts are housed at the Firestone Community Learning Center in Akron, Ohio. We present a full season of award-winning plays and musicals that provide meaningful experiences for students both onstage and off. Our nationally-recognized academic theatre education program is a challenging and comprehensive course of study for the serious high school student. Our facility is state-of-the-art and offers students the opportunity to practice their craft both onstage and off

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Tuck Everlasting (The Musical)

book by Claudia Shear

music by Chris Miller

lyrics by Nathan Tysen

based on the novel Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

What would you do if you had all eternity? Eleven-year-old Winnie Foster years 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.

directed by Mark A. Zimmerman

choreography by Jacob Jay Jones

vocals directed by Megan Meyer

instrumental direction and conducted by Sloan Stakleff

scenic design by Garrett Markgraf

March 23-26, 2023

Tuck Everlasting was originally slated to make its world premiere at the Colonial Theatre in Boston Massachusetts, from July 28 to August 28, 2013, with Sadie Sink as Winnie Foster. However, the premiere was cancelled because of “a lack of theatre availability for its planned subsequent production in New York."[9] It subsequently made its world premiere at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. The production ran from January 21 to February 22, 2015.

In its review of the Atlanta production, the New York Times said "Indeed, the most dazzling passage is probably the culminating ballet, wordlessly conveying the circle of life, as it were, without benefit of spectacular puppetry and a familiar pop song. It had the woman next to me repeatedly wiping away tears, and I understood how she felt." Variety said "Despite its existentialism-lite sweep, this is an intimate family story of love, loss and the purpose and power of storytelling in the American folk tradition of Twain and Wilder

The musical began its Broadway previews on March 31, 2016 at the Broadhurst Theatre, with opening night on April 26, 2016. The production closed on May 29, 2016 after 28 previews and 39 regular performances.

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