TPAC and the Lythgoe Family Panto present the holiday spectacular Peter Pan and Tinkerbell – A Pirate’s Christmas Dec. 13-23.
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 put a stop to the plot of some dastardly pirates who plan to kidnap Peter as a present to Captain Hook. Filled with big laughs, magic, dancers and contemporary songs by everyone from Taylor Swift to the Bee Gees, this family show has a little bit of something for everyone.
The star-led production blends fairytales, comedy, the holidays, dancing, contemporary songs and local and regional references to create an unforgettable theater experience.
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 (“Cabaret,” “Spamalot”) and choreography by Spencer Liff (Broadway’s “Head Over Heels,” Deaf West Broadway Revival of “Spring Awakening,” and “So You Think You Can Dance”).
Diana DeGarmo will play the role of Tinker Bell! Diana rose to fame on “American Idol,” where she placed second at the mere 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 Theatre Company’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 worked on numerous productions for Lythgoe Family Panto.
Lythgoe Family Panto produces fun, musical theatre the whole family can enjoy. 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 theatre 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, over 6,000 Title I students were introduced by the Lythgoe’s to live theatre, through the medium of Panto.
Tickets go on sale on Friday, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. at 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.