Pirates “ARRHG” in Omaha


October 27th, 2011

Omaha, NE – No matter how many years young you are, “How I Became a Pirate” will surely bring out the kid in you.

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Seven-year-old Ma’Khaia Brown (right) and 10-year-old Taz Evans (left) attended “How I Became a Pirate.” (Photo by Angel Martin)

After a packed-house performance of “How I Became a Pirate,” seven-year-old Ma’Khaia Brown and 10-year-old Taz Evans tested their pirate skills. “ARRHG!” they giggled in unison. Brown said the show was “cool” because they got to learn about pirates.

“You don’t want to be a pirate because you need to brush your teeth to not get cavities or nothing,” Brown explained, “and you need to go to bed at a certain time.”

“How I Became a Pirate,” now at the Rose Theater, is a musical adaption from Melinda Long’s bestselling book with the same title. The play takes children of all ages on a tropical sea adventure following the main character Jeremy Jacobs.

“Well ahoy there matey! This be the Spanish Maid?” Pirate Braid Beard asked.

“No this is North Beach,” replied Jeremy Jacobs.

“Well shiver me timbers! We must have taken a wrong turn at Bora-Bora.” Swill the pirate said.

Under the direction of Rob Urbinati from New York, this six-member cast entertains the audience with songs, dances and laughter. During one scene in the play “Sharktooth” the tough pirate brings out his rubber ducky, starts singing and adds in some ballet moves.

To hear “Sharktooth sing “I’m really just a sensitive guy…”

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“How I Became a Pirate” is playing through Sunday at the Rose Theater in downtown Omaha. The production will also join a national tour in 2012.

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