2016 Season

Hook & Smee (a Tale of Never Never Land)

Hook & Smee

November 26th through December 18th, 2016
Fridays 7PM; Saturdays 2PM & 7PM; Sundays 2PM
Ohio Savings Pay What You Can Series performances Sunday, November 27th; Friday, December 2nd; Friday, December 9th; & Friday, December 16th

Download the study guide for Hook & Smee (Adobe PDF, 3.7MB)

Captain Hook is a name to send delightful shivers down the spine of anyone who knows the tale of Peter Pan, and Tinkerbell. But have you ever wondered just how Hook came to Never Never Land with his merry (and comically despicable) band of buccaneers? This is the story of how Hook met Smee, and came to be the scourge of "the Land of Pan." All your favorite characters are here, but get ready for some giddy surprises that will make you clap your hands with glee.

By T. Paul Lowry
Directed by Alison Garrigan
Movement by Katelyn Cornelius
Set Design by T. Paul Lowry
Costume and Mask Design by Melanie Boeman
Lighting Design by Josh Heidinger
Puppet Design by Alison Garrigan
Production Stage Manager: Tim Maca

Kate Atherton: Tiger Lily
Jacob Boyle: School Master/Pirate/Puppeteer
John Busser: Captain Lawless Joe/Chief
Andrea Belser McCormick: Student/Pirate/Puppeteer
Bryon Tobin: James Hook
Leah P. Smith: Peter Pan
Matthew Zitelli: Smee

Stay and Play (FREE!)

December 4

At Talespinner Children's Theatre, we love to play! We hope you and your family will join us for a free workshop after our 2PM Sunday, December 4 production of Hook & Smee (weekend 2) at Talespinner Children's Theatre.

Our cast and professional teaching artists will lead a series of games related to the pirate theme of our show. There's one guarantee: you're going to have a ton of fun!

Grab your tickets to the Dec. 4 performance and all other performances here.

Science and a Show at TCT (FREE!)

December 10

The Children's Museum of Cleveland's creative, energetic staff will be at Talespinner Children's Theatre for science before the show!

Join us at 1PM, Saturday, December 10 for some brainy brilliance, then stay for the 2PM performance of Hook and Smee (A Tale of Never Never Land).

The first installment of this program was before a performance of our tale of India this summer! Because of the frequent earhtquakes in India, Kelsey helped young audience members engineer toothpick/gumdrop structures and test them against a Jell-O earthquake. Last time, we preserved carrots just like real mummies would have been in honor of "The Mummies and the Magic Prince!"

This time, she has a Pirate-themed experiment in store for your youngster that is sure to delight. Grab your tickets to the Dec. 10 and all other performances here.

This project is made possible in part by the very generous support of

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture

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