Sunday, December 26, 2010

Upcoming: The Lady Pirates of Captain Bree, musical at Bastrop Opera House, January 14 - 23

Found on-line:

presentsThe Lady Pirates of Captain Bree, Bastrop Opera House

The Lady Pirates of Captain Bree

Book by Martin A. Follose

Music and lyrics by Bill Francoeur

Directed by Engela Edwards

Produced by special arrangment with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Englewood, Colorado

Rated G.

Fridays and Saturdays, January 14, 15, 21, 22, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 2 p.m.

Ye Ol' Tickets: $10 Adults; $9 Seniors 60+; $8 Students (High School and College), Active Military and Veterans; $5 all children 14 and under.
VIP Tickets: $12 (reserves best available seats at time of purchase.) Purchase tickets on line here.
No added fees!

The Lady Pirates of Captain Bree, Bastrop Opera HouseWhen Captain Jennings crew jumps ship upon sighting the pirates in the distance, he is left with a makeshift crew of motley prisoners and Fergus, a sailor who can't swim, to protect his wealthy passengers, the Prescots, from the inevitable attack. Bree and her lady pirates take over the defenseless Kayla May. This is a swashbuckling musical comedy with a host of hysterical characters on deck and a spectacular Bill Francoeur score.

Along with Captain Bree's hearty crew of mean and nasty mates (and a couple of new recruits in training who keep forgetting to be rough and tough), you'll find the haughty Professor Bidwell and the pretentious Madam Prescot constantly battling for special treatment and respect (ha!) from the pirates, Samuel Prescot masquerading as a girl to avoid becoming shark bait, and Julia Prescot bursting with desire to join the lady pirates — much to her aunt's dismay! After the pirates send Thomas, the cabin boy, out to sea with a ransom note demanding gold from the British in exchange for the Prescots' lives, they amuse themselves by auctioning off the male prisoners to do their dirty work and showing Julia the ropes of pirating. But what is in store when Thomas returns with a British fleet, set on hanging the pirates for their deeds? Madam Prescot and Bidwell are equally set on seeing Captain Jennings hang for his defenseless approach to the lady pirates. You'll love the swashbuckling ending as the two captains work together to save their crews from the British.

Bill Francoeur's zesty music adds the perfect touch of authenticity to this spirited pirate play.

See cast list and picture at . . . .

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