Performances

Special Matinees

TCT provides three Friday, 10am matinees to schools and daycare centers during the run of each show. Group rates are available, and reservations required. These matinees are not open to the general public, and include an educational surround for students which can be taken advantage of either in the theatre immediately following the show, or scheduled separately at the school or daycare facility. For more information, contact TCT at talespinnerchildrenstheatre@gmail.com.

“This is a place where children of all ages can experience theatre in a nurturing and wildly welcoming venue. We are so fortunate to have such an exceptional theatre as Talespinner here in Cleveland.” — Christina Kasprzak

2017 Season

Red Onion, White Garlic

RED ONION, WHITE GARLIC
(a Tale of Indonesia)

by David Hansen
Movement and Direction by Katelyn Cornelius
April 8 - 30, 2017
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Sundiata

SUNDIATA
(a Tale of Mali)

by Nina Domingue Glover
Directed by Nina Domingue Glover & Nathan Lilly
June 10 - July 2, 2017
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Rainbow Serpent

THE RAINBOW SERPENT
(a Tale of Aboriginal Australia)

by Christopher Johnston
Directed by Alison Garrigan
Movement by Stephanie Wilbert
September 16 - October 8, 2017
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Mr. Scrooge's Ghosts

MR. SCROOGE'S GHOSTS
(a Dickens of a Tale)

by Michael Sepesy
Movement and Direction by Alison Garrigan
November 25 - December 17, 2017
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2017 Acting Company

2017 Acting Company
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2016 Season - Let Your Imagination PLAY!

Golden

GOLDEN
(a Grimm's Faerie Tale)

Adapted by Toni K. Thayer
Directed by Alison Garrigan
April 2nd - 24th, 2016
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The Crocodile, the Cobra & the Girl Down the Well

THE CROCODILE, THE COBRA, & THE GIRL DOWN THE WELL
(a Tale of India)

Adapted by Anne McEvoy
Directed by Melissa Crum
June 4th - 26th, 2016
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A Soldier's Tale

A SOLDIER'S TALE
By Igor Stravinsky and C. F. Ramuz
July 2nd, 2016
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PlayGround

PLAYGROUND
A staged reading workshop of four new plays by Cleveland-area playwrights.
July 9th - 17th, 2016
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The Mummies & the Magic Prince

THE MUMMIES & THE MAGIC PRINCE
(a Tale of Egyptian Mythology)

By Michael Sepesy
Directed by Alison Garrigan
September 17th - October 9th, 2016
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Hook & Smee

HOOK & SMEE
(a Tale of Never Never Land)

By T. Paul Lowry
Directed by Alison Garrigan
November 26th - December 18th, 2016
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2016 Acting Company

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2015 Season

Fire on the Water

FIRE ON THE WATER
(Part Four of the Elements Cycle)

In collaboration with Cleveland Public Theatre, Theatre Ninjas, Blank Canvas Theatre, and Ohio City Theatre Project
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Rosalynde & the Falcon

ROSALYNDE & THE FALCON
(a Topsy-Turvy Tale of England)

By David Hansen
Directed by Alison Garrigan
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The Silent Princess

THE SILENT PRINCESS
(a Turkish Folktale)

Adapted by Claire Robinson May
Directed by Alison Garrigan
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Finn McCool

FINN McCOOL
(a Tale of Irish Mythology)

Adapted by Christopher Johnston
Directed by Alison Garrigan
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Prince Ivan & the Firebird

PRINCE IVAN & THE FIREBIRD
(a Russian Tale of Magic)

Adapted & directed by Alison Garrigan
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2015 Acting Company

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2014 Season

Aesop's Pirate Adventure

AESOP'S PIRATE ADVENTURE
By Michael Sepesy
Direction & Movement by Cathleen O’Malley
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The Floating Dolls

THE FLOATING DOLLS
(a Polish Folktale)

Adapted by Toni K. Thayer
Directed by Alison Garrigan
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Loki & Lucy

LOKI & LUCY
(a Norse Mythology Story)

By Michael Geither
Directed by Alison Garrigan
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Clara & the Nutcracker

CLARA & THE NUTCRACKER
Adapted by Anne McEvoy
Directed by Alison Garrigan
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2013 Season

The Tinder Box

THE TINDERBOX
by Hans Christian Anderson
Adapted by Mike Geither
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The Emperor's Ears

THE EMPEROR'S EARS
(A Serbian Folktale)
Adapted by Michael Sepesy
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Adventures in Slumberland

ADVENTURES IN SLUMBERLAND
(Based on the Characters of Winsor McCay)
By David Hansen
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2012 Season