Choral & Classroom

Younger @ Part - How I Became A Pirate

Credits

Book, Music and Lyrics by JANET YATES VOGT and MARK FRIEDMAN

Based upon the book "How I Became a Pirate" Written by Melinda Long and Illustrations by David Shannon

Performed by arrangement with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and The Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency. HOW I BECAME A PIRATE received its world premiere at First Stage Children's Theatre, Milwaukee, WI.

Overview / Synopsis

Sail off on a fantastic musical excursion when a band of comical pirates lands at North Beach looking for an expert digger to join their crew. Braid Beard and his mates enlist young Jeremy Jacob as they look for the perfect spot to bury their treasure. Jeremy learns that adventuring can be lots of fun, but love and home are treasures you can't find on any map. Your elementary school-age cast will love flaunting their pirate swagger in this delightful and swashbuckling musical adventure!

Print Perusal - HL00298931 $19.95

ShowBox - HL00298933 $395.00

This ShowBox includes:

  • 30 Cast Script/Vocal Books
  • Director's Script
  • 2 Piano/Vocal Scores
  • Guide Vocals CD
  • Performance Tracks CD
  • Logo Pack CD
Individual Components

00298926 - Director's Script $50.00

00298927 - Cast Script/Vocal Book $10.00

00298928 - Piano/Vocal Score $40.00

00298929 - Guide Vocals CD $50.00

00298930 - Performance Tracks CD $100.00

Pirate Chant
Good One to Boot
'How I Became a Pirate
Talk Like a Pirate
Soccer by the Rules
Green Teeth
Batten Down the Hatches
Where Do We Bury the Treasure?
It's Good to be Home
Pirates Dot Arrgh
Cast Size

2 lead roles, 12 featured roles, and an expandable pirate ensemble
NOTE: All casting is gender-flexible

JEREMY JACOB (or JESSICA JACOB)

A kid

BRAID BEARD

The Pirate Captain, with a "braided beard" on his chin

SWILL THE PIRATE

Wears wire-rim eyeglasses; philosophical; intellectual; gets blamed for everything that goes wrong

SHARKTOOTH THE PIRATE

Foreboding; scowling grin; wears a patch on eye, but yet a "sensitive guy"

PIRATE PIERRE

Talks with a French accent; the ship's cook; enjoys fine French cuisine

MAX THE PIRATE

Wears a stuffed parrot on his shoulder; the others don't have the heart to tell him that it's not real

PIRATE SEYMOUR BRAUNSCHWAGGER

A Pirate First Mate

PIRATE SCURVY DOG

A Pirate Second Mate; with a tendency to "bark"

MOM

Jeremy's mother; can double as a Pirate

DAD

Jeremy's father; can double as a Pirate

BLUNDER BESS

Member of Braid Beard's Pirate crew

MAD-EYE MATEY

Member of Braid Beard's Pirate crew

AYE AYE EILEEN

Member of Braid Beard's Pirate crew

WALKER DEE PLANK

Member of Braid Beard's Pirate crew

If your cast exceeds 14 actors, add as many additional pirates as you like. Divide the existing lines of the play and pick from the names below.

Bugsy Blackjack
Hammerhead Harry
Swagger-Lee
Tortuga Tommy (or Terry)
Jamaica Jane (or Jim)
Marvin Milhaus
Salty Pepper
Gunpowder Pete
Squid Lips Larry (or Lois)
Starboard Sal (or Sammy)
Barnacle Boris (or Brenda)
Old Yellow Tooth (or Young Yellow Tooth)
Ensign Pullverized
Crabby Wheelhouse
Crusty Cannonball
Crow's Nest Charlie
Stinky Poop Deck
Plunderin' Penelope (or Percy)
Melinda Longjohns
Natchez Patches
Loch Ness Nellie
Penny Penzance or Princess Penny Penzance
Arrrggghhhh-gyle Annie
Sweet Sally Scallywag
Big Buck Buckaroo
Sir Wallace Winston Rupert Bottleneck McHornswaggle
(but better known as Hey There)