Touring Performance:
How I Became a Pirate
Based upon the book "How I Became a Pirate" written by Melinda Long and illustrations by David Shannon
Book, Music and Lyrics by
Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman

Tour Dates
Monday - Friday
February 6 - May 26, 2017

To book a tour, contact Arianna Day at 713-524-9196 or complete the Online Reservation Form.

AHOY, MATEY! When Captain Braid Beard and his crew invite Jeremy Jacob to join their voyage, it’s the swashbuckling time of his life! No vegetables or table manners, and you get to have sword fights whenever you want. But Jeremy soon misses things like getting tucked into bed, goodnight kisses and story time. A heave-ho, blow-the-man-down tale you won’t want to miss!

Recommended for Pre-Kindergarten through 5th Grade.

Need help paying for our visit? – Email Anina Moore at Texas Commission on the Arts.

TCA Grant Deadlines:

November 1, 2016 (for shows occurring Dec. 15 - Mar. 14, 2017)
February 1, 2017 (for shows occurring Mar. 15 - June 14, 2017)

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Performed by arrangement with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and The Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency. HOW I BECAME A PIRATE” received its world premiere at First Stage Children’s Theatre, Milwaukee, WI.

High Praise for MST's Touring Productions

"For almost all of our kids this was their first live performance...I stayed during both shows...so during the second show I watched the kids...they were so totally engaged and lit up...laughing and smiling and just so into it...as a teacher...it was one of those moments that makes you tear up...just to see their happiness...I can't thank y'all enough."

-- Anderson-Shiro Elementary

“Your [touring] production of STUART LITTLE was FANTASTIC!!!! What a breath of fresh air!!! Your energy, talent and creative staging were fantastic. My 3 year old class was MESMERIZED (now that really is HIGH PRAISE!) Please let your actors know how much our students and faculty enjoyed it!!! We look forward to having your back on our campus next year!!!”

-- Sincerely,                                  
Cindy Williams                        
Preschool 3's Teacher          
 St. Mark's Episcopal School 

“The performance was wonderful! The students loved it. It was for nearly all of them their introduction to both Shakespeare and live theater. How fortunate they were to have Main Street Theater provide them both experiences. The cast worked their craft to captivate their audience. Students are talking about it still. Just yesterday, a student used a phrase from 'Romeo & Juliet' in an essay. In middle school that's very high praise indeed. Please convey our thanks to the cast for their kindness and professionalism.”

-- Warmly,                         
Dom Zuccone              
 Deady Middle School 

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