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‘How I Became a Pirate’ set Feb. 12

Feb 05, 2013

The national touring production of “How I Became a Pirate” brings Melinda Long’s swashbuckling treasure hunt to life at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center’s Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts.

With its unique blend of spellbinding storytelling, irresistible pirate songs and bold choreography, the production will take audiences of all ages on an unforgettable “journey through the high seas.”

Long’s story of young Jeremy Jacobs and his encounter with Captain Braid Beard is infused with classic themes of adventure and longing for home. When Jeremy and his exceptional digging skills are recruited by Captain Beard for treasure-burying purposes, Jeremy thinks the pirate life is for him. Until he realizes the simple things in life, like a kiss and a warm tucking in at night, are the most important.

As Jeremy embarks on the quest for buried treasure, and learns exotic pirate customs, he romps through a world of fun in songs such as, “A Good One to Boot,” “You’ve Got to Talk Like a Pirate” and “Pirates Dot Aaargh!”

“One of the things that pirates represent for kids is a life free from care, a life of giddy abandon, where you can do whatever you want,” said the show’s director Rob Urbinati. “I want ‘Pirate’ to have that kind of exuberance, and that’s what I want the audience — both children and adults — to experience.”

“How I Became a Pirate” is produced by Omaha Theater Company, one of the oldest, largest and most respected children’s theatrical organizations in the United States, founded in 1949.

“How I Became a Pirate” is part of the 2012-13 Sondheim Artist Series and is presented by Cambridge Investment Research Inc., First National Bank of Fairfield, LISCO and KTVO-ABC 3.

Youth tickets are $12, and adult tickets range from $22 to $15 and are available at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center Ticket Office, 472-2787 and www.FairfieldACC.com.

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