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.
Winking Kat offers dozens of original scripts and stories for young audiences
The Tortoise and the Hare
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, winkingkattales.com
"Hercules and the Golden Apple"
performed by the fourth & fifth graders at Emily Dickinson/ Explorer Elementary Schools in
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.
"A History of Washington State in 45 minutes or less" currently in rehearsal with the fourth graders of Evergreen Academy in Bothell, WA.
An original musical adaptation of Aesop's familiar fable about the impulsive hare and determined tortoise.
Book and Lyrics by P. L. Haines-Ainsworth; Music by Terence Alaric Levitt
Copyright © 2019 by Winking Kat Books Audio recording Copyright © 2019 by Winking Kat Books
Recommended for ages 3 to adult; listening time 28 minutes.
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 is "The Tortoise and the Hare" from Aesop's classic collection of fables. Voiced by Adrian Cerrato, Arwen Dewey, David Bailey, & P. Haines-Ainsworth. With its catchy tunes and fun characters, you'll enjoy this latest episode. Clickhere to listen to the podcast or search for Winking Kat Tales on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, iheartRadio, Google Podcast, or your podcast provider.
"The Scarecrow" non-musical, adaptation for cast of 40 students at Issaquah Middle School in Issaquah, WA. Commissioned by Youth Theater Northwest.
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.
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.
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WINKING KAT BOOKS
"Puss 'n Boots"
performed by the fifth graders of Brimmer & May School in Chestnut Hill, MA.
WHAT TEACHERS AND PRODUCERS SAY
ABOUT WINKING KAT
"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