Now you can listen to the Winking Kat's favorite stories via our podcast, Winking Kat Tales

photo from a production of "The Legend of Robin Hood by 4th & 5th Graders of the Brimmer & May School.  (photo courtesy of Timothy Wooster)

We assembled a talented group of actors and invited them to a recording studio over the past several months so they could help bring to life the musical and non-musical plays Winking Kat has created for young audiences over the past twenty years.  Beginning with a new adaptation of Charles Perrault's classic story of "Puss 'n Boots" on September 1st, these plays will be available, via podcast, anywhere in the world.  Winking Kat has over forty plays in our library that have been written and produced by professional companies and schools over the past twenty years.  Our plan is to present to you a new audio play about every few weeks. We'll also be posting interviews and fun behind the scenes reports for teachers, librarians, parents, and kids to enjoy.   Podcasts will be available through Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcast, and all your favorite podcast channels.  Plus, you can always check out all the latest news and updates on our website,                                                            

Puss 'n Boots

An original musical adaptation of Charles Perrault's classic tale of a resourceful and clever cat who outwits a shape-shifting ogre

Book and Lyrics by P. L. Haines-Ainsworth;  Music by Terence Alaric Levit,  Additional Music by Larry Bridges

Copyright © 2019 by Winking Kat Books    Audio recording Copyright © by Winking Kat Books

Recommended for ages 5 - adult     Duration 44:30 min.

books for young readers and teens

 ​By request, Winking Kat is taking some of its most popular plays and translating them to chapter books and picture books for young readers.  These mulit-media books will soon be available.

non-musical & educational plays


New adaptations of folktales and fairy tales from around the world - perfect for a multi-cultural curriculum.  Original stories and plays to exercise math and problem-solving skills.


(one & two-act formats)

Winking Kat musical scripts for large and small casts can be customized for your production.  We make our scripts easy to follow - with large print for younger actors.  These scripts have been performance tested for families and young audiences.          

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"Hercules and the Golden Apple"

​performed by the fourth & fifth graders at Emily Dickinson/ Explorer Elementary Schools in

Redmond, WA.​​

"Puss 'n Boots"

​performed by the fifth graders of Brimmer & May School in Chestnut Hill, MA.​​

Winking Kat offers dozens of original scripts and stories for young audiences

"The Scarecrow" ​non-musical, adaptation for cast of 40 students at Issaquah Middle School in Issaquah, WA.  Commissioned by Youth Theater Northwest.​​

winking kat scripts RECENTLY PRODUCED

Winking Kat's original musical, Balfour and The Magic Hat, is now also available on podcast.  Just search Spotify, Apple Podcasts, iheartRadio, and other providers for our podcast Winking Kat Tales. 

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Puss has a new owner.  A young man named Philippe who is the son of his previous owner.  Philippe inherited nothing from his father except five silver coins and Puss.  His future looks bleak, but Puss is determined to give him an amazing future that includes a castle and a princess to marry.  Puss will have to be very resourceful and clever to succeed with his plan.  Is he up to the task?  Listen and find out.  Click here to listen to the podcast or search for Winking Kat Tales on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, iheartRadio, Google Podcast, or your podcast provider.

"A History of Washington State in 45 minutes or less" ​currently in rehearsal with the fourth graders of Evergreen Academy in Bothell, WA.​​



​"Thank YOU for everything. It has been a pleasure working with such a  flexible, student-centered playwright/publishing company!"
      Rachel Wolf Heyman
      Lower School Drama
      Brimmer and May School​​


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