For Season One of Winking Kat Tales,  we have been very lucky to have a group of very talented actors and singers to voice all the characters.  Some have participated in several shows and some just one or two, but we wanted to let you see the faces behind the fun characters they created.  (Left to Right)Adrian CerratoLaura McFarlane; David Bailey; Ellen Dessler SmithJennifer Makenas; Tristan Carruthers, Danny Miller, Daniel Stoltenberg, Max Lopuszynski, and Patricia Haines-Ainsworth

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Charles Perrault was born in Paris in 1628.  He trained to be a lawyer and became an official in the court of King Louis XIV (the 14th).  He wrote a number of articles that criticized officials in the court, so when his mentor died he lost his position.  To amuse himself and his children, Perrault began to compile and write his versions of old folktales.

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​CAST (from left to right) Jennifer Makenas as Prim, Adrian Cerrato as Isko, Danny Miller as Yorka, (bottom row) Pat Haines-Ainsworth as Tala/ Grandmother, and Tristan Carruthers as Balfour

In 1697 he published these stories under his son's name.  He called it 'Tales of Mother Goose' (an reference to old folk tales).  The stories included what we know today as  "Cinderella", "Sleeping Beauty", "Red Riding Hood", and of course, "Puss 'n Boots" or as he called it, "Le Chat Botté.

One fun thing about creating a podcast is you can record one almost anywhere.  You can also do a podcast live.  At Winking Kat Tales, we record our podcast stories at Top of the Hill studios.  In the photo you can see the type of microphone we use.  Our sound engineer, Steven, balances out the music and voices from the different sound studios.  He then mixes all the voices, sound effects, and music together to make our podcast.

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What makes recording an audio play like "Puss 'n Boots" even more fun is working with talented & funny actors like Ellen & Tristan.

Winking Kat Tales is recorded at Top of the Hill Studios in Duvall, WA.

Sound Engineer, Steven Bell.  Keyboard by Terence Alaric Levitt

List of our most popular musical audio plays:

"The Musicians of Bremen"             "The Three Little Pigs"

"Purrlie's Mission to the Milky Way"  a cat astronaut's travels in space

"The Scarecrow" adapted from a Washington Irving short story

"Hercules and the Golden Apple" based on the Greek Myth

"Bayou Bug Tales" a jazzy adaptation of the Ant & the Grasshopper

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Winking Kat Tales, "The Legend of Robin Hood"