Peter Pan and Tinkerbell Make Their Way to Nashville

Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) and the Lythgoe Family Panto will present the holiday spectacular Peter Pan and Tinkerbell—A Pirate’s Christmas from December 13–23, 2018.

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.)

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 over 45 years. The young 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 has shared the stage with artists such as Cam, Hunter Hayes, and Kelsea Ballerini.

Garrett Clayton as Peter Pan

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—a topical look at depression in young people hits theaters next month.

Clayton generated some notoriety when he played the lead—Brent Corrigan—in the indie feature King Cobra opposite James Franco and Christian Slater, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival to incredible reviews. This was an edgy turn for Clayton, a Disney star with a recurring role on ABC Family's The Fosters.

DeGarmo, who will play the role of Tinker Bell, rose to fame on American Idol, placing second at 16 years old. She made her Broadway debut at 18, playing the role of Penny Pingleton in Hairspray. She has since played many such roles, including 9 to 5, where Dolly Parton handpicked her for the role of Doralee. DeGarmo, a Nashville resident, 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 Ben Giroux, star of Nickelodeon’s Henry Danger as Smee. Both Ordaz and Giroux have worked on numerous productions for Lythgoe Family Panto.

Local actors Jackson Nolan, a sixth-grade student at Grassland Middle School from Franklin, and Andrew Hansen, a seventh-grade home school student from Murfreesboro, will play the role of John in the production. The role of Michael will be played by Alan Harrisohn Foeder, a sixth grader at Page Middle School from Franklin, and Lucas Shane, a resident of Hermitage who attends Providence Academy in Johnson City.

Tickets are on sale now at, by phone at 615-782-4040, and at the TPAC Box Office. Single tickets start at $35, or a four-pack of tickets can be purchased for $99.


For more from TPAC, see:

Nashville’s Nutcracker Returns to TPAC

Entertainment with Eric: Review of 'White Christmas' at TPAC

TPAC Guarantees Nashville a White Christmas

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