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Ahoy matey! Sail off on a swashbuckling excursion with Jeremy Jacob and his pirate friends, as the cast of Dallas Children’s Theater’s (DCT) National Touring Production of HOW I BECAME A PIRATE returns to the city for a summer run. Based on the book by Melinda Long, this joyful family musical is sure to leave all budding pirates singing and dancing in the aisles. HOW I BECAME A PIRATE runs from June 15 – July 8 at the Rosewood Center for Family Arts.


On board the ship, Jeremy travels to new worlds while learning the rules of pirate life, and searches for the perfect place to bury treasure. While Jeremy enjoys life on the high seas, he is schooled in the pirate code, manners, and etiquette – or lack thereof! But it isn't long before he misses his family and yearns for someone to tuck him in at night back home. A story of adventure and finding one's own heart - a path that can't be found on any map.


“I was fortunate enough to play the amazing role of Captain Braid Beard, perform in some of the country’s coolest theaters, and travel with an amazingly talented cast and crew. To top that off, we got to perform for children, who were truly some of the best audiences of my entire life. This has been a real privilege, and I am so incredibly grateful for this experience,” said Steven Miller, who plays Captain Braid Beard.


During the 2017-2018 season, the touring production of HOW I BECAME A PIRATE made its way through 60 cities and performed for 113,791 audience members with this production designed to stir the heart, stretch the mind, and promote education. Recognized by TIME magazine as one of the top 5 children's theater companies in the US, and the only one of that group to tour nationally, DCT’s National Touring Production first traveled coast to coast performing for youth audiences since 1996.


Can’t make it to the beach this summer? Come to DCT for fun in the sun during the run of HOW I BECAME A PIRATE. Arrive early and color your favorite pirate image, or try your hand at mads libs or a treasure hunt  word find.  Young buccaneers will also have a chance to design their own Jolly Roger.  Do one or all and you just might earn a prize… or two! All would-be swashbucklers will also have a chance to decode their official pirate name. And of course, pirate garb is welcome! Photo ops, fun and more…All aboard…



DCT’s national touring sponsor is Neiman Marcus and the local title sponsor is TXU Energy.





Book, Music & Lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt & Mark Friedman

Based on the book by Melinda Long

Illustrations by David Shannon


June 15 – July 8, 2018


Recommended for ages 5 and up



Jeremy Jacob – Alex Altschuler

Swill the Pirate – Lloyd Harvey II

Max the Pirate – John Kelley

Captain Braid Beard – Steven Miller

Pierre the Pirate – Nolan Spinks

Sharktooth the Pirate – Michael Stimac


Production Team

Producer/Tour Director – Sally Fiorello

Director and Choreographer – K. Doug Miller

Musical Director – Adam C. Wright

Scenic and Props Designer – Scott Osborne

Costume Designer – Lyle Huchton

Sound Design – Marco Salinas

Stage Manager/Technical Director – John Micheal Moss II

Audio Engineer/Asst. Technical Director – Daniel Bergeron


Performance Dates and Times:

-       Friday, June 15, 7:30 PM – Opening Night

-       Saturday, June 16, 1:30 PM

-       Saturday, June 16, 4:30 PM

-       Sunday, June 17, 1:30 PM

-       Saturday, June 23, 1:30 PM

-       Saturday, June 23, 4:30 PM

-       Sunday, June 24, 1:30 PM

-       Saturday, June 30, 1:30 PM

-       Saturday, June 30, 4:30 PM

-       Sunday, July 1, 1:30 PM

-       Sunday, July 1, 4:30 PM (ASL)

-       Saturday, July 7, 1:30 PM (Sensory-Friendly)

-       Sunday, July 8, 1:30 PM


Ticket Prices:

$17-$30 for single tickets. Prices subject to change. Group rates available for parties of 10 or more. Phone reservations required for Sensory-Friendly performances. Call the Box Office for details, 214-740-0051. General tickets are available online at dct.org


Weekday Student Matinee shows also available Tuesdays through Fridays. Call Dallas Children's Theater at 214-978-0120 or visit dct.org/fieldtrips


Attached photo by Karen Almond.


2017-18 Season Sponsors are: Texas Instruments, City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, TACA, Anonymous Family, The Shubert Foundation, and The Carlson Foundation. General Sponsors Include: The Rosewood Corporation, Melinda & Jim Johnson, The Eugene McDermott Foundation, The Theodore and Beulah Beasley Foundation, Inc., Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation, March Family Foundation, Maintenance, Inc./Maintenance, Inc. of America. Additional Support is Provided By: Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, Legacy Texas Bank, Frost Bank, Orien Levy Woolf & Dr. Jack Woolf Charitable Trust, The Graham & Carolyn Holloway Foundation, Stephen M. Seay Foundation, TXU Energy, Karen & Jim Wiley, Green Mountain Energy, DCT's official renewable energy partner. Sensory-Friendly Sponsors Include: The Crystal Charity Ball, Bank of America,  Anonymous Foundation, The Aileen and Jack Pratt Foundation, W.P. & Bulah Luse Foundation. DCT's National Touring Sponsor is Neiman Marcus.


Dallas Childrens Theater

Rosewood Center for Family Arts

5938 Skillman Street

Dallas, Texas 75231


About Dallas Children’s Theater 

Dallas Children’s Theater features professional actors performing for an annual audience of 250,000 young people and their families through mainstage productions (11 in the 2017-18 season), a national -touring company, and an arts-in-education program.  As the only major organization in Dallas focusing solely on youth and family theater, DCT builds bridges of understanding between generations and cultures, instilling an early appreciation of literature, art, and the performing arts in tomorrow’s artists and patrons.








Alayna Chabot
Public Relations Manager
5938 Skillman Dallas, Texas 75231
214-978-0110 x 143
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