CASTING SUMMER MUSICAL FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES!

HOW I BECAME A PIRATE

Casting "How I Became a Pirate," a fantastic musical excursion with a band of comical pirates inspired by a book with illustrations from "No, David!" by David Shannon. Synopsis: When they come ashore looking for an expert digger to join their crew, they enlist young Jeremy Jacob to find the perfect spot to bury their treasure. Delight ensues.

Roles

Jeremy Jacob (Lead): Male, 9-12

a boy of about 10, to be played by a boy between the ages of 10 and 12.

ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

sTRONG SINGER/ACTOR WITH ABILITY TO DO STAGED MOVEMENT AND CHOREOGRAPHY

Braid Beard (Lead): Male, 18+

the Pirate Captain; a man of girth with a “braided beard” on his chin.

ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

sTRONG SINGER/ACTOR WITH ABILITY TO DO PIRATE ACCENT AND PERFORM STAGED MOVEMENT AND CHOREOGRAPHY

The Pirate Ensemble (Chorus / Ensemble): Males & Females, 17+

Swill the Pirate: slight build with 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 he’s 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--“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.”

ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

all pirates should HAVE STRONG SINGING/ACTING SKILLS, WITH ABILITY TO DO A PIRATE ACCENT AND PERFORM STAGED MOVEMENT AND CHOREOGRAPHY

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearsals will start on May 8th with Musical Director Raeanne Brown and Accompanist Melissa Baysinger.

Choreography rehearsals with Choreographer Sara Just will begin on or around May 15th and will continue through the 23rd of May.

Blocking rehearsals with Director Paul Glodfelter, will begin on May 24th at the Plaza Theatre. 

Show will perform at the Plaza Theatre July 26, 27 and 28th.

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The Far Off Broadway Players, located in Glasgow, Kentucky is a quality Community Theatre with roots going back to the 1950’s. Surviving several reorganizations through the past few years, FOBP has evolved into a very active nonprofit community theatre, producing quality comedies and dramas at The Historic Plaza Theatre. We are proud of our group of talented local actors and technical volunteers who work so hard to bring high-quality theatrical productions to South Central Kentucky.