Starring John O'Hurley of 'Seinfeld,' Diana DeGarmo, Clarice Ordaz and Ben Giroux with direction by Broadway's BT Nichol and choreography by Spencer Liff of 'So You Think You Can Dance'
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Performing Arts Center and Lythgoe Family Panto present the holiday spectacular “Peter Pan and Tinkerbell – A Pirate’s Christmas” Dec. 13-23 in TPAC’s Polk Theater.
Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Sept. 21 at www.TPAC.org, by phone at 615-782-4040, and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St., in downtown Nashville. Single tickets start at $35 or a four-pack of tickets can be purchased for $99.
“Peter Pan and Tinkerbell – A Pirate’s Christmas” is a singing, swashbuckling adventure performed in the high-flying style of a British holiday panto. Take off on a wild quest with Tinker Bell, Wendy and Peter Pan as they try to stop the plot of some dastardly pirates to kidnap Peter as a present for Captain Hook. The show is filled with big laughs, magic, dancers and contemporary songs by Taylor Swift and the Bee Gees.
John O’Hurley of “Seinfeld,” Broadway’s “Chicago,” “Dancing with the Stars,” and “Spamalot” will take on the role of Captain Hook, with direction by BT McNichol and choreography by Spencer Liff.
Broadway star, actress, recording artist, and “American Idol” alum Diana DeGarmo will play the role of Tinker Bell. She rose to fame on “American Idol,” where she placed second at the age of 16. She made her Broadway debut at 18 in the role of Penny Pingleton in “Hairspray,” also performing in the Broadway revival of “Hair” and touring productions of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “Brooklyn, The Musical,” and “9 to 5,” where Dolly Parton handpicked her for the role of Doralee. Locally, DeGarmo recently starred in Studio Tenn’s production of “Grease” with her husband, Ace Young.
"Peter Pan and Tinker Bell – A Pirate’s Christmas" will also star “So You Think You Can Dance” alum Clarice Ordaz as Tiger Lily and comedic actor/director Ben Giroux, star of Nickelodeon’s “Henry Danger,” as Smee. Both Ordaz and Giroux have appeared in numerous productions for Lythgoe Family Panto.
Tegan Marie, who will play Wendy, became the youngest female artist at age 13 to sign to a major country label (Warner Music Nashville) in more than 45 years. The singer-songwriter, now 14, was first discovered by girls’ media company Sweety High when her family started uploading her videos at age 7. Featured on the 2018 watch lists for Billboard, Rolling Stone, and Huffington Post, she has played NBC’s Today show, ABC’s Good Morning America, PBS’ “Smokey Robinson: The Gershwin Prize,” the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium and has shared the stage with artists Cam, Hunter Hayes and Kelsea Ballerini. Also a Radio Disney Country artist, she presented on the 2017 and 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards and performed on their CMA Music Festival Stage . Following the release her new song, “I Know How To Make A Boy Cry,” Tegan Marie is in the studio working on new music with hit makers Scott Hendricks (Blake Shelton) and Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift).
Garrett Clayton, who joins the cast as Peter Pan, is best known for his leading role in the hit Disney Channel movies “Teen Beach Movie” and “Teen Beach Movie 2." Clayton will next be seen in “Between Worlds” opposite Nicholas Cage, as well as a lead in the indie film “Peel” opposite Emile Hirsch. His film, “Reach,” hits theaters next month. Previously, Garrett played Link in NBC’s “Hairspray Live!” You can currently see him as the lead of the indie feature “King Cobra,” opposite James Franco and Christian Slater, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival to incredible reviews. His film, “Don’t Hang Up,” opposite Gregg Sulkin premiered at the LA Film Festival, and he was recently in “God Looked Away” opposite Al Pacino and Judith Light at the Pasadena Playhouse.
Lythgoe Family Panto produces fun, family-friendly musical theater. Known for their creativity and involvement in television hits "American Idol" and "So You Think You Can Dance," the Lythgoes are dedicated to bringing affordable theater to families across America. Based on the Grimm fairytales and others, each story has been modernized with topical scripts for parents and well-known pop songs for kids. The Lythgoes pride themselves on creating a memorable experience a family can share together. In 2017, more than 6,000 Title I students were introduced to live theater by the Lythgoe's, through the medium of Panto.
“Peter Pan and Tinkerbell – A Pirate’s Christmas” is presented locally by Delta Dental of Tennessee and Bank of America.
Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice. Institutional sponsors for TPAC include Nissan North America and Coca-Cola. TPAC is a nonprofit arts organization funded in part by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission. TPAC reminds ticket buyers that the only official place to buy tickets online is www.TPAC.org.
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