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Tuck Everlasting delights
In a three-night run, the Tallulah Falls School Players presented "Tuck Everlasting" to an appreciative audience of friends and family.
The music-centric production is based on the 1975 children's book by Natalie Babbitt about a young girl who stumbles upon a family's stunning secret and a spring whose waters grant eternal life.
"So many people helped us stage this musical, and it was a real collaborative effort between our music, dance, and theatre departments," said Performing Arts Director Jonathan Roberts. "It was a super start to what we hope and plan to bring to our TFS surrounding community. It felt like the stars aligned for this show, and all the right people were in the right places. The students did a terrific job bringing a beautiful and moving story to the stage. We are all so very grateful for working with this material."
Primary characters included Josh Jackson as Jesse Tuck, Anna-Reese Akers as Mae Tuck, Reagan Brode as Miles Tuck, Benjamin Okoronkwo as Angus Tuck, Caroline Smith as Winnie Foster, Colton Augustine as the main the yellow suit, Linda Wang as the mother, Sarah Wheeler as Nana, Lizzy Wanner as Hugo, Joel Bourlet as Constable Joe.
Ensemble actors included Piper Allen, Emma Barron, Jovana Dermanovic, Mei Hui Devalasco, Marina Dumas, Ava Hamon, Kalleigh Hartzog, Flannery Hogan, Wyatt Keeny, Madeline Martin, Lily Turpin, Doris Wang, Ava Wehrstein, Ruichen Zhang.
Orchestra players included Mary Lauren Keeny on keyboard one, Mia Hamon on keyboard two, Kexin [Amy] Ma on flute, Vy Vo on guitar and Sarah Wheeler on fiddle.
Crew included Jonathan Roberts as director, Mary Lauren Keeny as music director, Francie Keene as choreographer, Becca Heyworth as production stage manager, Rylee Vandiver as assistant stage manager, Grayson Penland and Jack Wiese as sound operators, Amy Henriques and Landon Miller as light operators, Ashley Dumas, Ava Wehrstein, Reagan Brode, Becca Heyworth, Anna-Reese Akers, Flannery Hogan, Lily Turpin, Joel Bourlet, Heather Henriques, Chester & Chester, Inc. and Maria Loveless as scenic crew.
Special thanks also go to Tammy Smith and Wolfe's Replica Weapons for costume and prop support; Amelia, Gwyneth, George Wilder, Lillian, Naomi for painting support; TFS Plant Service; and campus leafcutters led by Ashley Dumas – Chrissy Van Hooser, Tamara Griffis, Rachel Nichols, Nancy Almoyan, Hannah Gibson, Kim McClurg, Jane Shoemaker, Stephanie Witham, Carrie Layer, Rachel LeGrand, Heather Henriquez, Leigh-Anne McCellon, Tricia Anderson, Carol Madden, Tammy Metcalf, Cat Schappach, Amanda Rogers, Becca Heyworth, Ninel Tarasova, Ana Lejava, Marina Dumas, Henry Dumas, Lizzy Wanner and Raegan Duncan.