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Ahoy Mateys! WST for Kids presents How I Became A Pirate!

January 8, 2010

Clockwise from top: Emily Rast, Langston Darby, Matt Mancuso and Tinuke Oyefule.

PHILADELPHIA, PA: Last spring's wildly successful The Berenstain Bears' Family Matters delighted children and their grown up friends all over the Delaware Valley. This year, our kids' series takes a sharp turn to starboard for How I Became a Pirate, a colorfully hilarious musical adventure on the high seas! Adapted by Alyn Cardarelli with music by Steve Goers, How I Became A Pirate runs at 10:30am on March 26, April 8 and 9; 11am on March 27 and April 10; and at 10:30am, 1pm and 3:30pm on April 3.

Ahoy, mateys! Come hear the tale of a young boy who dreams of a life at sea with a jolly band of pirates. While digging in the sand on the beach one day, Jeremy Jacobs sees a ship on the horizon ��" the infamous Braid Beard and his pirate crew! Jeremy decides to leave his family and join the gang of buccaneers for a journey on the high seas. On the great ship he learns all about life on a pirate ship and all the things pirates do. But in the end, he also learns what pirates don't do, and begins to miss his home. In his day as a real life pirate, this little lad learns that life's true treasures are friends and family.

How I Became a Pirate, adapted by Alyn Cardarelli with music and lyrics by Alyn Cardarelli and Steve Goers, is based on the popular children's book of the same name written by Melinda Long and David Shannon. With swordfights and soccer games, sharks and sandcastles, sea storms and swashbucklers, this musical adventure is sure to be loads of fun for kids of all ages!

The Walnut Street Theatre for Kids series is celebrated for its commitment to encouraging parents (and grandparents) to read to their kids. Families can read together, and then discover a whole new level of imagination when they see the shows live onstage, written especially for grades K-6th and their "