Muskegon Repertory Touring Company entertains Mary A. White sudents

Arrrrrrrrrrr! was the sound coming from Mary A. White Elementary School students on Tuesday after the Muskegon Civic Theater Repertory Touring Company visited the school as part of a special pirate day presentation. The company's 2011 presentation is titled, "How I became a Pirate,' a brief play based on a book by Melinda Long.
Apr 22, 2011


In the story, a young boy, Jeremy Jacob, leaves his family’s beach outing to join a pirate gang.  Once on board the pirate ship, Jeremy learns how to act, speak and (mis)behave like a pirate. He also learns that pirates don’t brush their teeth, have bed times, take baths or read books.  The more literate Jeremy teaches the pirates how to make a map so they can retrieve their lost treasures. 

The Muskegon Civic Theater Repertory Touring Company visits schools throughout Muskegon and Ottawa Counties each spring.

The touring company has been making the rounds for 25 years, and this troupe has been practicing their play since January, once every week for three hours.  Their final performances are on May 19 at 6 and 7:30 p.m. at the Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts. The cast is made up of sixth- through 11th-grade students and the show is appropriate for kindergarten and above.

Grand Haven schools signing up for this year’s tour include Mary A. White, Griffin and Peach Plains.  The Mary A. White visit on Tuesday was supplemented with a barrage of pirate fun, including a visit from the official Grand Haven High School mascot, Bucco. Sudents also dressed as pirates to complete the swashbuckling atmosphere at Grand Haven’s most progressive and prestigious elementary.


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