11/4 How I Became a Pirate at The Arvada Center
The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will hold auditions for “How I Became a Pirate” on:

Friday, November 4
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Arvada Center
6901 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO 80003.

Auditions are by appointment only – please call 720-898-7200 to schedule a time. Auditioners must be 18 years of age or older to be considered for a part. “How I Became a Pirate” will be co-directed by David and Julie Payne with musical direction by Keith Ewer.

Needed are experienced actors with good acting abilities. Individuals of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to audition for all roles. All roles are non-equity, paid positions. Actors should prepare a one-minute comic monologue suitable for family theatre and 16 bars of an up-tempo musical theater piece published from the 1950s to the present. Please, no Sondheim. Bring sheet music in the appropriate key, as an accompanist is provided. A current résumé and headshot are required. Use of an audio CD or a cappella singing is not acceptable.

Production Details:
Rehearsals for “How I Became a Pirate” will begin Monday, January 9, 2012, weekdays from 9:00am – 5:00pm. The show opens on Thursday, January 26, 2012, running through April 14, 2012. Performances are Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m., and noon, and various Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.


WHAT: Auditions for Arvada Center Children’s Theater Production of “How I Became a Pirate”. (Must be 18 years of age or older to audition)

WHERE: The Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO 80003

WHEN: Friday, November 4, 2011; 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

TO AUDITION: Call 720-898-7200 (Auditions are by appointment only)

For more information about the Arvada Center, visit


How I Became a Pirate Character Breakdown

Please Note: Characters may be played by male or female.

Jeremy Jacob – (male or female) to play a boy of about 10 years old.

Braid Beard – the Pirate Captain – a man of girth with a “braided beard” on his chin.

Swill the Pirate – slight build with wire–rimmed eyeglasses – philosophical – intellectual- who gets blamed for everything that goes wrong.

Sharktooth the Pirate – foreboding – scowling grin – wears a patch on one eye – but yet – a “sensitive person”

Pirate Pierre – talks with a French accent – the ships’ cook – enjoys fine French cuisine.

Max the Pirate – wears a stuffed Parrot on his shoulder – “he’s only a stuffed plush Parrot but we don’t have the heart to tell ‘im ‘ees not real”.

Pirate Seymour Braunschwagger – a typical Pirate First Mate.

Pirate Scurvy Dog – a typical Pirate Second Mate – with a tendency to “bark”.

Read more about the show here:




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