What would you do if you had all eternity? Would you live forever?

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.

Based on the best-selling children’s classic by Natalie Babbitt and adapted for the stage by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle, Decorah High School presents this fall’s musical, “Tuck Everlasting.” Featuring a soaring score and book from Claudia Shear, Chris Miller, Nathan Tysen and Tim Federle, this production – Tony-nominated and the 2015 Suzi Bass Award for Outstanding Musical Production – is sure to please audiences of all ages. It is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French.

Production staff
The production staff includes producer/technical director Thomas Houdek, music director/ conductor Jason Rausch, stage director/costumer Kristen Underwood, and choreographer Karen Trewin.

Performances
Performances of the show will be presented Nov. 14, 15 and 16, at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 16, at 1:30 p.m., in the Decorah High School Auditorium.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for K-12 students. Tickets can be purchased at the DHS Box Office Nov. 4 and 5, from 6 to 8 p.m., as well as Nov. 11, 12 and 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. The box office also will open an hour before each show with the doors to the house opening a half hour before showtime.

Cast members
Cast members include principals Ally Bouska as Winnie Foster and Dylan Muhlbauer, Nolan Jostand, Leila Johnson, and Finn Deen-Lester as Jesse, Miles, Mae, and Angus Tuck respectively.

Bringing the mischievous carnival to town is the Man in the Yellow Suit played by Kaj Spencer Berg. Protecting Winnie and the rest of Treegap, New Hampshire, are Constable Joe and his deputy son Hugo portrayed by Joe Courtney and Tyler Irwin. Lily Smith and Lillian Grouws play the roles of Mother and Nana Foster.

Ensemble members
Creating the storytelling vocals and dances throughout the Treegap wood include ensemble members Ada Lovelace, Abby Hanson, Annette Leschensky, Cooper McElree, Grace Robison, Maria Hendrickson, Max Wilson, Michael Njus, Mikiah Krieg, Nolan Jacobsen, Owen Henning, Sally Laybourn, Sophie Schwarz, Will Schwarz, Amber Hussain, Angel Peña-Rodriguez, Audrey Casterton, Drew Chamberlain, Ella Grouws, Gabe Vilardo, Jenna Lundtvedt, Katie Valkosky, Mitch Leschensky, Noah Lovelace, Peter Wilson, Ruby Langholz, Sierra Kruger, Adam Jones, Alex Irwin, Amey Shedinger, Anna Tallier, Annalise Skrade, Anya Lovstuen, Ashley Bjork, Blake Donlon, Caleb Huebner, Christian Carlson, Clara Rooney, Daniel Skrade, Ella Runestad, Ellen Rooney, Hope Stahl, Jake Magner, Kairi Harper, Jenna Hartz, Katie Bjergum, Katie Storlie, Kendra Bigler, Koryn Bakken, Lydia Ihde, Maddie Putnam, Morgan Moen, Olivia Sim, Rex Huinker, Riley Wilson, Ruby Sullivan, Simon Mumford and Alex Kane.

Technical crews
Technical crews working on lights, sound, and backstage include Seth Shindelar, Andrew Magner, Galen Iverson, Logan Halverson, Luke Benzing, Nils Holkesvik, Braden Elton, Max DeVore, and Landan Folkedahl.

Pit orchestra
Students creating the melodies and harmonies from the pit orchestra include Landon Miller, Liliana McGohan, Sarah Pedlar, Danielle Lundtvedt, Maggie Kane, Gabe Anderson, Mya Sullivan, Jesus Peña-Rodriguez, Sofie Grouws, Anja Madsen, Britta Swanson, AJ Morrow, Storme Barr, and Mara Pankow.