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!
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 Crew
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, 636 Ridge Rd in Highland Park
- 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
- No registration. 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
- Edgewood Middle School Auditorium, 929 Edgewood Rd in Highland Park
- Show appropriate for adults and children 3+
- Running time approximately 60 minutes
- Cast will be signing autographs after each performance

- Tickets can be purchased at West Ridge Center or online
- All Tickets are $10 and good for any of the 8 performances
- All tickets purchased online are $10 + $1 service fee
- Tickets purchased online will NOT be mailed
- Tickets purchased online will be held at the box office
- Seats are general admission
- Plan on arriving at least 30 minutes prior to curtain to ensure a good seat
- No child or senior rate