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Marie the Nutcracker Prince by Tessa Flannery

It’s a bonus Girl Tales holiday episode! Marie has dreams of playing the Nutcracker Prince in her ballet holiday recital but her dreams are crushed when she is cast in the role of Clara — a role every other girl in the class seems to want play except Marie. She starts to rethink things when in the middle of the night she shrinks down in size, meets the dolls she forgot about under her bed (they talk to her!), and must defeat the Mouse King and his army!

by Tessa Flannery
Directed by Rebecca Cunningham
Produced by Chad Chenail
Featuring: Kristin Dawn-Dumas, Tessa Flannery, & Dennis Pacheco
Original Music by Eli Denby Wood

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The Princess Musicians of Maple Street by Amy Gijsbers van Wijk

Kitty’s band with her friends Turtle, Birdie, and Rabbit are practicing for Battle of the Bands at their school but when her grandpa moves in, they lose their rehearsal space! Practicing at the abandoned house on Maple Street is their only option to win but there’s a chance the house might be haunted. What will they do?

by Amy Gijsbers van Wijk
Adapted from Town Musicians of Bremen by the Brothers Grimm

Starring: Chad Chenail, Rebecca Cunningham, Polina Ionina, Gulshan Mia, Rebeca Rad, and Amanda Rodhe
Direction: Rebecca Cunningham
Sound Design: Maria Wurttele
Production by Chad Chenail
Original Music by Amy Gijsbers van Wijk and Eli Denby Wood

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Elisa and the Swans: Part 1 by Lea McKenna-Garcia

All Elisa wants is some alone time away from her 11 (!!) brothers. But when an “Ill Wind” sweeps through the castle grounds where she lives, she gets way more than she bargained for. A tale of magic, love, and adventure. Come listen to Part 1 of Elisa and the Swans!

Tale by Lea McKenna Garcia
Adapted from The Wild Swans by Hans Christian Andersen
Starring Sophie Hassett, Russell Jordan, Jessica Osber, and Claire Warden
Directed by Rebecca Cunningham
Sound Design by Maria Wurtelle
Technical Direction by Chad Chenail
Original Music by Eli Denby Wood

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Little Girls Doing Big Things 001: Chloe of Chloe’s Friendship Circle Podcast

A new Girl Tales segment! Host Rebecca interviews young girls who are engaging in their communities, starting their own businesses or charities, and not waiting until they’re a grown-up to start making change and living out their dreams. This month we speak to Chloe of Chloe’s Friendship Circle Podcast. Chloe is a seven year old entertainment podcaster and producer. She does interviews, shares fun ideas, and plays the best kindie music! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/chloes-friendship-circle/id1033061546?mt=2

Host: Rebecca Cunningham Sound Design: Chad Chenail Original Music: Eli Denby Wood

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Beauty and Bea by Kathleen Coombs

Bea is an aspiring young botanist, whose studies get sidetracked when she’s voted “Prettiest Girl in School”. Her new friends are all about looks, but when a magical new student joins her class, Bea is forced to rethink just how important her looks might be. Find out what happens as the Science Fair approaches in this month’s episode of Girl Tales!

Beauty and Bea by Kathleen Coombs – Starring Gina DeMay, Tessa Flannery, Alex Mesaros, and Maria Ortiz-Marquez – Directed and Hosted by Rebecca Cunningham – Sound Design by Chad Chenail – Original Music by Eli Denby Wood

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The Mystery of the Dancing Princesses by Liza Birkenmeier

Alba is a budding, young detective who doesn’t mind living on her own. When the Mayor of Strangetown sends out a notice looking for someone to uncover why her daughters wear holes in their shoes every night, Alba hops on a bus and heads toward adventure. With the help of a sorceress and a hawk, Alba tries to uncover The Mystery of the Dancing Princesses! A podcast play based on The Twelve Dancing Princesses by the Brothers Grimm.

The Mystery of the Dancing Princesses by Liza Birkenmeier Featuring: Kristina Mueller, Jean Goto, Bonita Jackson, Lisa Hickman, and Claire Warden – Host and Director: Rebecca Cunningham – Sound Design and Production: Chad Chenail – Original Music: Eli Denby Wood

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Snow White and the Magic Mirror by Gina Femia

Snow White is a girl who likes girls, wearing suit jackets, and math. But Queenie, the Enchanted Forest Academy bully makes fun of all these things! Snow uses her magic mirror to travel through time and find out just how special she is. An adaptation of Snow White by The Brothers Grimm.

Snow White and the Magic Mirror by Gina Femia Featuring: Erin Healani Chung, Geri Brown, Leila Ben-Abdallah and Dorothy James – Host and Director: Rebecca Cunningham – Sound Design and Production: Chad Chenail – Original Music: Eli Denby Wood Music

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Rudy the Female Reindeer by Delaney Yeager

Rudy’s had a dream her whole life; to make Santa’s sleigh team. But, it’s a boys club and this year is no exception. Nevertheless, with the help of her parents, Carol Claus, and her good friend Frosty Tips the Snow Ma’am, Rudy persists. Listen as Rudy saves Christmas!

Rudy the Female Reindeer by Delaney Yeager Featuring: Delaney Yeager, Tessa Flannery, Russell Jordan, and Aaron Marshall-Bobb – Host and Director: Rebecca Cunningham – Sound Design and Production: Chad Chenail – Original Music: Eli Denby Wood Music – Vocals: Eli Denby Wood and Aaron Marshall-Bobb

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Rapunzel by Jahna Ferron-Smith

Rapunzel is a reimagining of the classic fairytale, with a curly, coarse, courageous twist! This time, Rapunzel goes on an adventure, makes a long-lasting friendship, and uses her smarts and Black Girl Magic to become her own hero.

Rapunzel by Jahna Ferron-Smith Featuring: Laureen Lembe, Bonita Jackson, and C. Kelly Wright – Sound Design and Production: Chad Chenail – Host and Direction: Rebecca Cunningham – Original Music: Eli Denby Wood

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The Literate Mermaid by Christina Quintana

Myra is a mermaid who loves reading books. The problem is, every time she tries to read one it gets ruined by the ocean water! Will she become a human or figure out another way to solve this problem?

The Literate Mermaid by Christina Quintana, Featuring: Joseph Cordaro, Caitlin Morris, Ashton Muniz, and Elise Santora – Host and Director: Rebecca Cunningham – Sound Design and Production: Chad Chenail – Original Music: Eli Denby Wood