MOUNT VERNON — Pirates stole my attention during Monday evening’s dress rehearsal for “How I Became a Pirate.” All dressed up in pirate garb, complete with eye patches, hooks and even one with a parrot on his shoulder, eight pirates took to the stage and enlisted the help of one young lad, Jeremy Jacob (Conner Triplett), to help them bury their treasure.
“How I Became a Pirate” is the jolly tale of Jeremy Jacob and his foray into the swashbuckling world of pirating. Jeremy Jacob joins Captain Braid Beard (Joe Bell) and his crew as they instruct him on what a pirate should say, how a pirate should act, and in return, they ask Jeremy Jacob what his life is like, as he tries to explain to the pirates what soccer is. As nighttime approaches, Jeremy Jacob asks for the same comforts as anyone would: a warm bed, a bedtime story and a kiss goodnight, yet the pirates are not very savvy with the idea. As he comes to realize how important the little things are in life, the pirates must travel back to Jeremy Jacob’s home in time for soccer practice where they look to bury the booty.
With each musical number the cast delights and will entertain everyone from young to seasoned pirates. The set is visually captivating with the look of a hearty pirate ship complete with the bright sun of day to the twinkling stars at night.
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