How I Became A Pirate

How I Became A Pirate

February 2 - February 10, 2013

Edgewood Middle School, 929 Edgewood Rd, Highland Park, Illinois 60035

Aaaaaaaarrrr you ready for fun on the high seas?! Based on the acclaimed children's book of the same name, HOW I BECAME A PIRATE is a new musical adventure on the high seas that's just right for young audiences! Young Jennifer Jacob is digging in the sand at North Beach when she is recruited by the friendly Captain Braid Beard and his mates to help find the perfect digging spot for their treasure. Boarding the ship, the Captain and the pirate crew share with Jennifer the ins and outs of a pirate's life at sea including how to talk like a pirate and "proper" pirate manners and etiquette (or the lack thereof). The pirate world proves to have many surprises for Jennifer Jacob and she ultimately learns that true treasure can be found in the heart and home. Terrific songs like "A Good One To Boot," "Green Teeth," "I'm Really Just a Sensitive Guy," "You've Got to Talk Like a Pirate," "Pirates Dot Aaargh!," and many others will have audience members of all ages rolling in the aisles! A story of adventure and finding one's own heart - a path that can't be found on any treasure map!

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Cast Members:

Jennifer Jacob - Brittany Smithson

Braid Beard - Thad Fisher

Swill - Jamie Davidson

Sharktooth - Scott Spector

Marie Pierre - Kelly Farmer

Maxine - Erica Chin

Seymour - Bob Spidale

Scurvy - Benjamin Herreid

Charlotte - Abagail Rakocy

Production Staff:

Producer - Krista Koutsis

Producer - Carol Lee Wax

Director - Bradley Lee Kisner

Choreographer - Marissa Hockfield

Music Director - Marty Karlin


  November 27 and November 28: 7:00PM - 9:30PM
  Held at West Ridge Community Center
  All roles available for ages 12 and up
  Please prepare 16 bars of a song to sing
  Bring sheet music in the key you plan on singing it in
  Be prepared to dance and read
  Audition anytime during the hours posted
  There is no pay
  Rehearsals begin the week of December 3rd, 2012


  February 2, 3, 9, 10
  Show times are at 1PM and 3PM each day
  Show appropriate for adults and children 3+
  Running time approximately 60 minutes
  Cast will be signing autographs after the show