29 episodes

Original musical audio plays and adaptations of classic stories for all ages. Each episode features a new story.

Winking Kat Tales Winking Kat

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Original musical audio plays and adaptations of classic stories for all ages. Each episode features a new story.

    The Legend of Robin Hood

    The Legend of Robin Hood

    THE LEGEND OF ROBIN HOOD
    Red Series (ages 7 & up)
    Copyright 2022 by  P. Haines-Ainsworth and Terence Alaric Levitt
    published by Winking Kat Books

    This new, and slightly silly, musical adaptation about the famous heroic bandit, Robin Hood, features the familiar characters of Robin Hood, Maid Marian, Friar Tuck, as well as the treacherous duo of Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham. 
    All is not well in Nottingham.  Good King Richard leaves England in the hands of his greedy brother, Prince John.   With the help of the Sheriff of Nottingham and his men, John is taxing the citizens mercilessly.  To keep them distracted, John decides to hold a poetry competition.  Robin Hood tricks the Sheriff and John.  He escapes to Sherwood Forest with the prize money where he meets the Merry Men.  They all join forces with Maid Marian and her freedom fighting ladies-in-waiting to rescue King Richard from the King of France and bring him, and justice, back to the citizens of England.

    The story is brought to life by our talented cast:  Max Lopuszynski, Tadd Morgan, Samuel Pettit, Rachel Rene Aracto, Drew Hobson, Adrian Cerrato, Jessica Robins, Arwen Dewey, and Pat Haines-Ainsworth.

    You can listen to this and Winking Kat's other original musical stories at Dramafy.com*  Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Amazon podcasts, Google Podcasts, or your favorite podcast app. 

    TO FIND MORE AUDIO STORY EPISODES AND GENERAL INFO, CLICK ON THIS LINK:
    WINKINGKATTALES.COM

    • 49 min
    The Musicians of Bremen

    The Musicians of Bremen

    GREEN SERIES (ages 4 & up)
    Copyright © 2021 by P. Haines-Ainsworth & Terence Alaric Levitt
    produced by Winking Kat Books

    The Musicians of Bremen  is a musical re-telling of the familiar story from Germany about a group of 'retired' animals who must find a new purpose in life.  Ida the donkey, Schnookie the Cat, and Red the Rooster have all been dismissed by their owners because they've grown too old to do the job they spent their lives doing.  They each search for a new purpose to find something they can do in spite of the physical restrictions age has handed them.  They find joy and camaraderie in making music together.  But that opportunity is threatened by a selfish and frightened thief who has taken over Red's house.  The friends work together to get Red's house back and even make a new, unexpected friend in the process.

    The book and lyrics for The Musicians of Bremen  were written by P. Haines-Ainsworth.  Music composed by Terence Alaric Levitt.  Characters voiced by:  Adrian Cerrato, Arwen Dewey, Harry Turpin, and Pat Haines-Ainsworth.  This episode was recorded at Top of the Hill Studios in Duvall, WA (sound engineer, Steven Bell)

    VISIT OUR COMPANION BLOG FOR FUN BEHIND THE SCENES, RECIPES, AND BACKGROUND INFO:
    The Tale Behind The Tale : the history and inspiration behind your favorite Winking Kat stories
    TO FIND MORE AUDIO STORY EPISODES AND GENERAL INFO, CLICK ON THIS LINK:
    WINKINGKATTALES.COM

    Winking Kat Tales is a proud member of the Dramafy Audio Play (dramafy.com)  network.

    • 43 min
    Does It Ever Snow in New Orleans & Season 3 Update

    Does It Ever Snow in New Orleans & Season 3 Update

    Bonus Episode

    In this episode Pat interviews Fox 8 Meteorologist, Nicondra Norwood, about the weather in New Orleans and asks the very important question, "Does it Ever Snow on the Bayou?".  Since it's a very important part of the story of our musical, Bayou Bug Tales, we thought we better find out the truth.

    This episode also has some new information about what's happening at Winking Kat Tales and our new blog, TaleBehindTheTale.com  that offers lots of fun facts about the stories and some behind the scene details about the making of each podcast episode.  Each Tale Behind the Tale blog post also features a delicious recipe inspired by the individual stories.

    Winking Kat Tales is grateful to be a part of the Dramafy.com network of audio plays.  You can find many other family-friendly stories on their site. 

    • 22 min
    The Scarecrow

    The Scarecrow

    THE SCARECROW
    Red Series (ages 7 & up)
    Copyright 2020 by  P. Haines-Ainsworth and Terence Alaric Levitt
    published by Winking Kat Books

    "The  Scarecrow" is a new musical adaptation of a short story by the popular American author, Washington Irving.  Like many of Washington Irving's stories, the Scarecrow is set in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains at the beginning of the 19th Century.  The main character  is a scarecrow constructed by the Widow DeWitt to help keep her company during her lonely exile.  She was kicked out of her home town of Delpton by the pompous mayor and his selfish and spoiled daughter, Susannah.  With the help of a magic pipe given to the Widow by the little ghosts of the mountains (think the little men of the hills from Rip Van Winkle), the Scarecrow comes to life.  The Widow sends the Scarecrow to Delpton as part of her plan to return to her home.   The mayor is fooled by the Scarecrow's fancy clothes and manners.  He thinks the Scarecrow is a rich stranger and works to unite the wealthy young 'man' to Susannah in marriage .  When the true nature of the Scarecrow is revealed, the mayor and his daughter are humiliated. It is they who leave Delpton in embarrassment making way for the Widow to return to her former home.

    The story is a light, farcical social satire about false pride and about not judging someone by what you  only see on the surface.   

    Book and Lyrics by P. Haines-Ainsworth.  Music by Terence Alaric Levitt.  Narrated by P. Haines-Ainsworth with vocals by Adrian Cerrato, Arwen Dewey, Tristan Carruthers, Krista Curry, Danny Miller, and Patricia Haines-Ainsworth.  Recorded at Top of the Hill Studios in Duvall, WA.

    VISIT OUR BLOG FOR FUN BEHIND THE SCENES, RECIPES, AND BACKGROUND INFO:
    The Tale Behind The Tale : the history and inspiration behind your favorite Winking Kat stories
    TO FIND MORE AUDIO STORY EPISODES AND GENERAL INFO, CLICK ON THIS LINK:
    WINKINGKATTALES.COM

    Winking Kat Tales is a proud member of the Dramafy Audio Play network.

    • 56 min
    Bayou Bug Tales

    Bayou Bug Tales

    GREEN SERIES (ages 4 & up)
    Copyright © 2021 by P. Haines-Ainsworth, Terence Alaric Levitt, Larry Bridges
    produced by Winking Kat Books

    Bayou Bug Tales  is a musical re-telling of the familiar fable of "The Ant and The Grasshopper" set in Louisiana Bayou country.  The music is upbeat and fun, plus there are some fun new characters like Bertram, the tadpole, and Clarissa, a caterpillar, who transform into a frog and a butterfly respectively as the seasons pass.  Bayou Bug Tales is about being prepared for the challenging times, but it's also about change and growth.  Like Tilly the Ant says, 'no use worrying about what you're gonna look like in the end, because whatever it is, you know it's what nature intended - and inside you are still the same.'  We can give away what actually happens to Horatio the Grasshopper in the story, but we can tell you there is a happy ending to the show.

    Bayou Bug Tales'  book and lyrics were written by P. Haines-Ainsworth.  Music composed by Larry Bridges.  Additional music and musical arrangements by Terrence Alaric Levitt.  Characters voiced by:  Adrian Cerrato, Arwen Dewey, Danny Miller, Keiry Vida Valdez, and Pat Haines-Ainsworth.  This episode was recorded at Top of the Hill Studios in Duvall, WA (sound engineer, Steven Bell)

    VISIT OUR BLOG FOR FUN BEHIND THE SCENES, RECIPES, AND BACKGROUND INFO:
    The Tale Behind The Tale : the history and inspiration behind your favorite Winking Kat stories
    TO FIND MORE AUDIO STORY EPISODES AND GENERAL INFO, CLICK ON THIS LINK:
    WINKINGKATTALES.COM

    Winking Kat Tales is a proud member of the Dramafy Audio Play (dramafy.com)  network.


    Tags: #winkingkattales #childrensmusic #musicaltheatre #audioplay

    • 42 min
    Purrlie's Mission to the Milky Way

    Purrlie's Mission to the Milky Way

    PURRLIE'S MISSION TO THE MILKY WAY
    Red Series (ages 6 & up)
    Copyright 2020 by  P. Haines-Ainsworth and Terence Alaric Levitt
    published by Winking Kat Books

    Purrlie, like most cats, is very curious about everything.  When her friends Bruno the Dog and Hermes the Owl tell her about the Milky Way in the sky, Purrlie is curious to know if the Milky Way is really made out of milk.  With the help of her engineering friend,  Catalina the Cat, Purrlie and her friends build a rocket ship out of  tuna cans, duct tape, hubcaps, and other things in the neighborhood yard. 

    Five. Four. Three. Two. One!  The homemade rocket blasts off and takes Purrlie on an outer space adventure.  She visits several of the planets in our solar system, flies through the asteroid belt, and even meets some new interstellar friends. 

    Is the Milky Way really made out of milk?  You'll have to listen to see if Purrlie's rocket ship makes it there to find out.

    Book and Lyrics for this original story  by P. Haines-Ainsworth.  Music by Terence Alaric Levitt.
    Cast includes:  Adrian Cerrato, Arwen Dewey, Ellen Dessler Smith, Danny Miller, Samuel Jarius Petit, & Pat Haines-Ainsworth

    VISIT OUR BLOG FOR FUN BEHIND THE SCENES, RECIPES, AND BACKGROUND INFO:
    The Tale Behind The Tale : the history and inspiration behind your favorite Winking Kat stories
    TO FIND MORE AUDIO STORY EPISODES AND GENERAL INFO, CLICK ON THIS LINK:
    WINKINGKATTALES.COM 
    or look for us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iHearRadio, Amazon Music, Pandora, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app.
    Winking Kat Tales is also proud to be a part of the Dramafy Network of Audio Plays and Audio Theatre.  Dramafy features a library of current and classic audio dramas and audio programs.
    Dramafy | Better Than Audiobooks
    If you have any comments or drawings of the characters you'd like to share, post them on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag
    #winkingkattales.  We'd love to see them

    • 37 min

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