American Idol Alum Diana DeGarmo to Star in ‘Peter Pan and Tinker Bell — A Pirate’s Christmas’


Broadway star, actress, recording artist, and “American Idol” alum Diana DeGarmo will join the holiday spectacular Peter Pan and Tinker Bell – A Pirate’s Christmas presented by Tennessee Performing Arts Center and the Lythgoe Family Panto Dec. 13-23 in TPAC’s Polk Theater.

Tickets are now on sale at, by phone at 615-782-4040, and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St., in downtown Nashville. Single tickets start at $35, and a four-pack of tickets can be purchased for $99.

DeGarmo, who will play the role of Tinker Bell, rose to fame on “American Idol,” where she placed second at the 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’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 appeared in numerous productions for Lythgoe Family Panto.

DeGarmo, Giroux, and Ordaz join John O’Hurley of “Seinfeld,” Broadway’s “Chicago,” “Dancing with the Stars,” and “Spamalot” who will play Captain Hook. The production will include 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”). Additional roles will be cast locally in Nashville.

Peter Pan and Tinker Bell – 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.