How I Became a Pirate

pirate book cover

Book, Music and Lyrics by

Based upon the book “How I Became a Pirate” Written by Melinda Long and Illustrations by David Shannon

A story of adventure and finding one’s own heart – a path that can’t be found on any treasure map!

With terrific songs like “A Good One To Boot,” “I’m Really Just a Sensitive Guy,” “You’ve Got to Talk Like a Pirate” and many others, your students will be rolling in the aisles and wishing for Braid Beard and the gang to one day pay them a visit.

Get Tickets!

Public Performances

SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2015 • SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2015 AT 2 P.M.

In the Linker Auditorium at The Jewish Community Center of Louisville (3600 Dutchmans Lane)

Tickets: $7 kids/ $12 Adults. Call 502-459-0660 for tickets!

In-School Performances

Performances are suitable for grades k-6 and available March 2- May 22, 2015, Monday – Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.

For pricing, reservations, or any other questions contact Lenae Price, CenterStage Development and Outreach Manager, at or 502-238-2763.

Title I and multiple booking discounts available!

Mission & Goal

  • To develop and nurture students of all ages through the creativity and appreciation of theater.
  • To Explore the beauty, diversity and challenges of the world around them through the dramatic process
  • To encourage the development of their own creative voice and imagination.
  • To understand drama and its role in society

Educational Themes

Content suitable for grades k-6.

Social Themes

  • Acceptance
  • Coping skills
  • Managing different and conflicting emotions
  • Family dynamics and relationships


  • Means of teaching
  • Means of expression
  • Through music and dance

Multicultural Themes

  • Cultural Traditions

Suggested activities, lesson plans and study guides are available upon request.

Common Core/Core Content

Elements of Music/Dance/ Drama/Theatre

  • AH-EP-3.3.1 Students will understand that the arts fulfill a variety of purposes in society; sharing the human experience, recreational, artistic expression.
  • AH-EP-3.1.1 Students will experience music created for a variety of purposes including, but not limited to, recreational and artistic expression.
  • AH-EP-3.2.1 Students will experience dance for variety of purposes including, but not limited to, recreational and artistic expression.