How I Became a Pirate
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 finds that adventuring can be lots of fun, but also learns that love and home are treasures you can’t find on any map! The whole family will love this delightful and swashbuckling musical adventure.
Junie B. Jones
Created by Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich, the team that brought you Dear Edwina, comes Junie B. Jones, The Musical – a delightful adaptation of four of Barbara Park’s best-selling books, brought to life in a genuinely comical (and not strictly-for-kids) musical developed by TheatreworksUSA. Awaken a young person’s desire to read with the sassy little diva, Junie B. Jones, and her adventures in first grade.
It’s Junie B.’s first day of first grade, and a lot of things have changed for her: Junie’s friend, Lucille, doesn’t want to be her best pal anymore and, on the bus, Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. Also, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard and her teacher, Mr. Scary, thinks she may need glasses. Throw in a friendly cafeteria lady, a kickball tournament and a “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal,” and first grade has never been more exciting.
– screening temperatures upon arrival
– requiring masks during the rehearsal and performance process
– reducing physical contact
– washing hands regularly
– disinfecting spaces after usage
– maintaining social distancing requirements when applicable
– monitoring COVID-19 related symptoms throughout rehearsals
CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS - HOW I BECAME A PIRATE
Note: With the exception of Jeremy Jacob, all roles will be played by adults ages 16+; Jeremy Jacob can be played by a boy or girl ages 10+.
3 male, 5 gender flexible featured roles
JEREMY JACOB – a boy of about 10
BRAID BEARD – the Pirate Captain – a man of girth with a “braided beard” on his chin
SWILL THE PIRATE – slight build with wire-rim eyeglasses – philosophical – intellectual – who gets blamed for everything that goes wrong
SHARKTOOTH THE PIRATE – foreboding – scowling grin – wears a patch on eye – but yet – he’s a “sensitive guy”
PIRATE PIERRE – talks with a French accent – the ship’s cook – enjoys fine French cuisine
MAX THE PIRATE – he wears a stuffed Parrot on his shoulder – “he’s only a stuffed, plush Parrot but we don’t have the heart to tell ‘im ‘ees not real”
PIRATE SEYMOUR BRAUNSCHWAGGER – A typical Pirate First Mate
PIRATE SCURVY DOG – A typical Pirate Second Mate – with a tendency to “bark”
CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS - JUNIE B. JONES
Note: All roles will be played by adults ages 16+; Cast doubling subject to change.