Tinker Bell

Everyone thinks they know Peter Pan. But until you have heard Tinker Bell’s side of the story, you really have not heard it at all!

When all the fairies in Neverland start dying, Tinker Bell comes to London to find a friend. There she meets a young boy named Peter Pan who has just run away from his family so he can be a little boy forever and have fun. When Tink takes Peter to Neverland, all sorts of wonderful and amazing things happen: flowers grow, animals appear and pirates arrive. But as Peter brings more Lost Boys and the Darling children back to her island, Tink finds she doesn’t like sharing her friend with anyone else. Especially that Wendy girl.

This fresh and intensely theatrical adaptation of the classic story emphasizes play and fun as well as the complicated nature of friendship. A new, twinkling light shines on all the characters you love as J.M. Barrie’s story is reborn from this feisty fairy’s point of view. 

Performance Times:
7:00 PM Fridays; 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM Saturdays & Sundays
School Matinees:
9:30 AM & Noon, Mar. 2-3, 2020
Theatre:
Kate Goldman Children's Theatre
Run Time:
1 hour 15 minutes including 15-minute intermission
Content Advisory:
Playhouse children’s theatre productions are intended for ages 5 and up.
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Company

  • Ellie Chungath

    Pirate/ Nana

    Ellie Chungath
  • Chris Ennis

    Mr. Smee

    Chris Ennis
  • Maya Falcone

    First Twin

    Maya Falcone
  • Ella Frost

    Second Twin

    Ella Frost
  • Katelyn Gallagher

    Wendy

    Katelyn Gallagher
  • Michael Howland

    Captain Jas. Hook

    Michael Howland
  • Maddie Lehman

    Nibs

    Maddie Lehman
  • Gus McEntaffer

    Tootles

    Gus McEntaffer
  • Alexandria Porter

    Pirate/ A Crocodile

    Alexandria Porter
  • Hudson Pulver

    John

    Hudson Pulver
  • Ashley Marie Rogers

    Peter Pan

    Ashley Marie Rogers
  • Ridge Chadley Rutherford

    Pirate

    Ridge Chadley Rutherford
  • Finley Snavely

    Pirate

    Finley Snavely
  • Caethen Stocker

    Slightly

    Caethen Stocker
  • Maia Talarico

    Tinker Bell

    Maia Talarico
  • Oscar Tjeerdsma

    Pirate

    Oscar Tjeerdsma
  • Amaya Veldkamp

    Curly

    Amaya Veldkamp
  • Caroline Walker

    Michael

    Caroline Walker
  • Katy Merriman

    Director/ Artistic Director

    Katy Merriman
  • Angela Lampe

    Costume Designer

    Angela Lampe
  • Jason Paull

    Lighting Designer

    Jason Paull
  • Robin Breen Fulton

    Properties Designer

    Robin Breen Fulton
  • Charissa L. Hamel

    Assistant Director/ Scenic Artist

    Charissa L. Hamel
  • Jordan Skarin

    Stage Manager

    Jordan Skarin
  • Hannah Parker

    Assistant Stage Manager

    Hannah Parker
  • Nate Lawrence-Richards

    Technical Director

    Nate Lawrence-Richards

Photos/Video

  • Maia Talarico is the title character in Tinker Bell, Feb. 21-Mar. 8, 2020, at The Des Moines Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

  • Maia Talarico is the title character, and Ashely Marie Rogers is Peter Pan and Michael Howland is Captain Hook, in Tinker Bell, Feb. 21-Mar. 8, 2020, at The Des Moines Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

  • Maia Talarico is the title character and Ashely Marie Rogers is Peter Pan in Tinker Bell, Feb. 21-Mar. 8, 2020, at The Des Moines Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

  • Maia Talarico is the title character, and Ashely Marie Rogers is Peter Pan and Michael Howland is Captain Hook, in Tinker Bell, Feb. 21-Mar. 8, 2020, at The Des Moines Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

  • Maia Talarico is the title character and Ashely Marie Rogers is Peter Pan in Tinker Bell, Feb. 21-Mar. 8, 2020, at The Des Moines Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

  • Maia Talarico is the title character in Tinker Bell, Feb. 21-Mar. 8, 2020, at The Des Moines Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

  • Maia Talarico is the title character, and Ashely Marie Rogers is Peter Pan and Michael Howland is Captain Hook, in Tinker Bell, Feb. 21-Mar. 8, 2020, at The Des Moines Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Press Release

Des Moines Community Playhouse Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kill Date: Mar. 8, 2020
Subject: The Des Moines Playhouse Presents Tinker Bell
Contact: Lee Ann Bakros, Playhouse Marketing & Public Relations Director, 515.974.5358, Lbakros@dmplayhouse.om

The Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre at The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents Tinker Bell, Feb. 21-Mar. 8, 2020. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515.277.6261, or at The Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. Tinker Bell is sponsored by Nationwide.

Everyone thinks they know Peter Pan. But until you have heard Tinker Bell’s side of the story, you really have not heard it at all. When all the fairies in Neverland start dying, Tinker Bell comes to London to find a friend. There she meets a young boy named Peter Pan who has just run away from his family so he can be a little boy forever and have fun. When Tink takes Peter to Neverland, all sorts of wonderful and amazing things happen: flowers grow, animals appear, and pirates arrive. But as Peter brings more Lost Boys and the Darling children back to her island, Tink finds she doesn’t like sharing her friend with anyone else. Especially that Wendy girl. A new, twinkling light shines on all the characters you love as J.M. Barrie’s story is reborn from this feisty fairy’s point of view.

The Playhouse cast includes Ellie Chungath, Chris Ennis, Maya Falcone, Ella Frost, Katelyn Gallagher, Michael Howland, Maddie Lehman, Gus McEntaffer, Alexandria Porter, Hudson Pulver, Ashley Marie Rogers, Ridge Chadley Rutherford, Finley Snavely, Caethen Stocker, Maia Talarico, Oscar Tjeerdsma, Maya Veldkamp, and Caroline Walker. The show is directed by Katy Merriman.

The Playhouse is one of the oldest and largest community theatres in the US. Located at the 42nd Street exit of I-235, the theatre has presented a full season of shows since 1919 and also offers a wide variety of educational experiences including classes for ages 4 to adult, theatre trips to New York, and volunteer opportunities onstage and backstage.

For more information about The Playhouse and Tinker Bell, contact The Playhouse ticket office at 515.277.6261.

Tinker Bell Performances: Feb. 21-Mar. 8, 2020
7:00 PM Fridays
1:00 PM & 4:00 PM Saturdays & Sundays
School Matinees 9:30 AM and 12:00, Mar. 2-3, 2020

Tinker Bell Tickets
Ticket prices start at $14
To purchase tickets:
dmplayhouse.com
515.277.6261
Des Moines Playhouse Ticket Office, 831 42nd St., Des Moines, IA 50312

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Show Credits

By Patrick Flynn
Based on the works of Sir J.M. Barrie, 1st Baronet, OM

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