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

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

An original musical adaptation of Charles Perrault's original story of Cinderella.

Book and Lyrics by P. L. Haines-Ainsworth;  Music by Terence Alaric Levitt

Copyright © 2019 by Winking Kat Books    Audio recording Copyright © 2020 by Winking Kat Books

Recommended for ages 6 to adult;  listening time 50 minutes.

What is WINKING KAT TALES?  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 are now available, via podcast, anywhere in the world.  Winking Kat has over forty plays in our library written by the team of P. Haines-Ainsworth and Terence Alaric Levitt 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 month. We'll also be posting interviews and fun behind the scenes episodes for teachers, librarians, parents, and kids to enjoy.   Podcasts are currently 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,                                                     



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

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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winking kat scripts RECENTLY PRODUCED

"Puss 'n Boots"

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



​"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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"Hercules and the Golden Apple"

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

Redmond, WA.​​

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

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


(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.          

After creating these fun musical adaptations for theatres and schools, we've decided to record our most popular plays and share them via podcast.  Our most recent episode features the familiar story of Cinderella.  We've used the romantic version of the story by Charles Perrault along with seven original songs to tell the story. Clickhere to listen to the podcast or search for Winking Kat Tales on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, iheartRadio, Google Podcast, or your podcast provider.

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.

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.

  For samples of book or non-musical titles click on