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

Directed by Daria Allen
Music Direction by Glenn Sharp

Performance Location
Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston
3400 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002

Weekend Family Performances
Saturdays at 11am and 2pm
February 11, March 4 & April 22, 2017
Monday and Tuesday at 10:30am
March 13 & 14, 2017
Open to the Public

Saturday, March 4 at 11am
Audio Described Performance

Saturday, April 22 at 11am
Sensory-Friendly Performance

Saturday, April 22 at 2pm
ASL Shadow-Interpreted Performance

Please note: no outside food/snacks are allowed at the MATCH. You may purchase concessions at the show.

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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 and up.
Children under the age of 3 (including sleeping babies) are not allowed in the theater.

Sign Language Interpreting services courtesy of the University of Houston’s ASL Interpreting Program.

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What Audiences Are Saying

How I Became a Pirate was outstanding! It was on the top list of great performances at MATCH! We are looking forward to Wizard of Oz. The story of How I Became a Pirate was so simple but the crew made it totally outstanding with all the wonderful songs. We are interested in getting the sound track to the play. We googled the title and got a web connection. The only problem is the songs start and are not complete. The little gkids want more! We really enjoy the new facility and seating arrangement. I've done many field trips when it was in the old facility. This new place is over the top! This was a five star performance and eager for the next performance. MATCH is tops by us!

-- Kaye Dunbar


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.


Houston Family Magazine
Special thanks to our media sponsor, Houston Family Magazine,
for its generous support of this production.

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