posted August 2, 2011

CPT Adds Another Performance of How I Became A Pirate

Hope Summer Repertory Theatre's Children's Performance Troupe is adding one additional performance of the popular How I Became a Pirate on Thursday, August 11th at 10:30 a.m.

                        How I Became a Pirate is based on the children's picture book by Melinda Long and illustrated by David Shannon. Music and lyrics are by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman. "When Braid Beard's pirate crew invites Jeremy Jacob to join their voyage, he jumps right on board. Buried treasure, sea chanteys, pirate talk - who wouldn't go along? Soon Jeremy Jacob knows all about being a pirate. He throws his food across the table and his manners to the wind. He hollers like thunder and laughs off bedtime. It's the heave-ho, blow-the-man-down, very best time of his life. Until he finds out what pirates don't do - no reading bedtime stories, no tucking kids in. . . . maybe being a pirate isn't so great after all" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Publisher).

                        HSRT still has plenty of performances left this season. Visit the ticket office to reserve seats for Children of Eden on August 5 and 12, Return to the Forbidden Planet on August 3, 6, 9, and 11, I Remember Mama on August 4, 8, 10, and 13, Guys on Ice at the Knickerbocker Theatre on August 4, 8, and 10, and The Borrowers on August 5 and 10 at 10:30 a.m. and on August 3, 8, and 12 at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are now on sale through the DeWitt and DeVos Fieldhouse ticket offices.

                        Prices range from $10-$26 for musicals and $8-$19 for plays. Season tickets ranging from $48-$85 are also available.

                        The ticket office is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The ticket office is now open on Saturdays at noon. On performance dates, the DeWitt Ticket Office will be open through intermission. The ticket office is located in DeWittCulturalCenter at 12th Streetand Columbia Avenue. For tickets call the ticket office at 616-395-7890. For more information visit the HSRT website at

                        The DeWitt Theatre is located at 141 East 12th street. The Knickerbocker Theatre is located in Holland's downtown on 8th street.

                        HSRT is now on facebook! Keep up to date with what's happening this season by searching Hope Summer Repertory Theatre on