Telsey + Company is casting young girls to play the lead in the new Broadway-bound musical "Tuck Everlasting," an adaptation of the 1975 children's novel about a young girl named Winnie and her friendship with a boy named Jesse Tuck and his family, who turn out to be immortal.
The production will be directed by Tony winner Casey Nicholaw ("The Book of Mormon"), with music and lyrics by Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen and a book by Claudia Shear. The new musical will have its world premiere at the Colonial Theatre in Boston in June 2013 in advance of a planned Broadway run. Rehearsals are scheduled to begin April 2013.
For the lead role of Winnie, casting director Bethany Knox is seeking a girl between ages of 8-11 years old. Winnie is a little girl who has lost her father and so is "without cuteness" and "too skeptical for her age," yet has an unknown longing for romance and adventure. To be considered, performers must sing very well and be "subtle" actors, and must have comic timing.
Open call auditions will be held Saturday, Aug. 4 at Telsey + Company in New York. For more information and audition details, view the full casting notice online at BackStage.com. This call is for the role of Winnie only. Girls are instructed to prepare a brief contemporary musical theater ballad. Actors who are unable to attend these auditions may submit via email.
Auditions were also held in May. Staged presentations of the show were held for producers and investors in New York in December.
"Tuck Everlasting" is produced by Broadway Across America ("One Man, Two Guvnors," "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess"), with Barry Brown.