Flying Arrow Productions is about to stage the Performing Arts Centre’s first-ever musical, How I Became A Pirate.
The show, based on a very popular children’s book by Melinda Long and illustrated by David Shannon, stars 18 local youths and features plenty of singing and dancing.
Here’s a tantalizing piece of the story line: when a band of comical pirates lands on the beach looking for an extra digger to join their crew. Braid Beard and his mates enlist young Jeremy Jacob as they sail off to find the perfect spot to bury their treasure.
The curtain rises for this show, which consists of two 30-minute acts and a 15-minute intermission, on Thursday, July 16 at 6 pm and on Friday, July 17 at 10 am and again at 6 pm. The doors open 30 minutes before each performance.
Tickets are on sale at Big Mountain Kitchen and Linen on Mackenzie Avenue and cost $5 for children and $10 adults.
The Current will publish another story about the production later this week. In the meanwhile you can ‘like’ Flying Arrow Productions on Facebook and see some of the rehearsal photos posted by Artistic Director Anita Hallawas. In the meanwhile the Okanagan Regional Library has 15 copies of How I Became a Pirate, nine in English and eight in French.
Please activate the YouTube below if you’d like to watch a reading of the book.