Winter musical dances its way onstage

Dillon Tarle, Arts and Entertainment Editor

The Cathedral Catholic High School Drama department’s production of Tuck Everlasting, a musical based on a children’s book of the same name that covers themes of immortality and the meaning of life, opens tonight in the Guadalupe Center theater. 

“The cast is a multi-talented group that is always doing a million and one things,” CCHS drama teacher and director of the show Miss Katie Wilson said. “Getting them all in the same room is a thrill. It’s a very talented cast and crew, and they’ve done a stupendous job.”

Tuck Everlasting showcases the immortal Tuck family, a mysterious set of characters who are forced to live on the move. When Winnie Foster, a girl longing for a life of freedom, meets Jesse Tuck, a boy unlike any other, she has to decide whether or not she wants to become immortal and be friends with Jesse and his family forever. 

Tickets to the show are $10 for students and $18 for adults, and they can be purchased on the CCHS website. Each CCHS student received a coupon code for one free ticket to the show.

“The show discusses several heavy themes, like how life is temporary and that it doesn’t matter how long a life is if it’s lived well and lived happily,” Miss Wilson said. “It’s a really emotional topic. We all face mortality in different ways, whether it be experiencing the death of a loved one, a pet, or an illness. Tuck Everlasting shows how dwelling on your own mortality can be painful, and that living your life every day to its fullest is the best way to live. We challenge our audience members to look at life that way.”