OSTC Family Fun Fest features ‘How I Became a Pirate’


Melinda Long’s best-selling book comes to life when Ocean State Theatre Company presents the musical adventure, “How I Became a Pirate” this Saturday at 11:30 a.m. The production is part of Ocean State Theatre Company’s Family Fun Fest, which is recommended for children 4 years and older. 

Jeremy Jacobs’ talent for building sand castles and digging moats has earned him an invitation to join the crew of Braid Beard’s ship. Living the high life at sea, Jeremy trades manners for mayhem as he rolls in stolen treasure, sings sea chanteys and practices his pirate talk with all his new pirate friends. It’s a grand adventure, until Jeremy remembers all the things he left behind, such as bedtime stories and goodnight kisses. And what about soccer practice tomorrow? Surely, the pirates can be convinced to take him home! 

Adapted for the stage by award-winning composers, lyricists and playwrights Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman, “How I Became a Pirate” is filled with wacky pirates and silly songs, including “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

The theatre is located at 1245 Jefferson Boulevard. Single tickets are $10 each. Discount rates are available for groups of 20 or more by calling 921-1777 x112. Tickets are on sale at the box office Tuesday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. Tickets are also available online 24 hours a day at www.OceanStateTheatre.org and via telephone during normal box office hours by calling 921-6800.


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