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The Pirates are in

South Boston News
Ahoy!  Pirates are on the horizon this April as Little Theatre presents the musical,  How I Became a Pirate. Tickets are on sale at The Prizery for this laugh-fest which opens April 19.  Seated, director Sandy Slayton, Jeremy Duffer, Jake Carr, Easton Berry, Daniel Haskett, and Elisabeth Brogden.  Standing, Paul Streeter, Richard Reeves, Richard Grendahl, Christian Roach, Chris Long, and musical director Cari Mahan. / March 14, 2013
In case you haven’t noticed, pirates are “in.” They are a hot commodity, with an International Talk Like a Pirate Day every September, “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies 1, 2, and 3, and children’s pirate parties for the young lads. Just walk through the Pirate section of a party store, and you’ll find an entire aisle devoted to pirate wares. Not to be outdone, Halifax County Little Theatre is offering their spring show to all pirate lovers, and for those who don’t even know they are pirate lovers yet, with their musical “How I Became a Pirate,” opening in mid-April.

Director Sandy Slayton and musical director Cari Mahan have been at work for a month now with a bunch of pirate wanna-bees, teaching music and basic pirate lingo and blocking. Choreographer Pat Crew is now at work with the gang, teaching the right stances, moves, and dance steps of the pirate crew. They sound good, too!

The show is lighthearted yet instructive, funny but touching. Young Jeremy Jacobs runs into a crew of pirates who are seeking a place to bury their treasure. Jeremy offers assistance, and they offer to let him become one of the gang, and he agrees, as long as he can be home in time for soccer practice! What follows is a fun time of both sides learning about the other, and both sides have a lot to learn!

Jake Carr will be portraying Jeremy Jacobs, with Easton Berry as an understudy for the role. Heading up the crew of pirates is Richard Grendahl as Braid Beard, with Daniel Haskett as Swill, Richard Reeves as Seymour Braunschwagger, Jeremy Duffer as Scurvy Dog, Paul Streeter as Bloody Sam, Elisabeth Brogden as Max, Christian Roach as Pierre, and Chris Long as Sharktooth. What a motley crew they make, but they do make beautiful music, pirate style!

Assisting Slayton is Sharon Brogden as the show’s producer and Jonny Berry as stage manager, and Marshall Slayton and his crew will be building the best pirate ship the Prizery has ever seen. The show opens April 19 and runs for two weekends, concluding with a Saturday morning show on April 27 at 10 a.m., followed by lunch with the pirates upstairs. Be sure to book your tickets early for the pirate lunch performance, as you don’t want to miss out on this special treat for the young ones.

Tickets are now on sale at the Prizery at 572-8339 or can be purchased online at In addition, tickets can also be purchased at the Halifax County Tourism Center on 58East next to Supply Line. Don’t miss the show or the gang will have to come find you. ARRRG!

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