Spring 2018 Musical
(open to K-4th grade)

 
Book by: Jenny Laird & Will Osborne
Lyrics by: Randy Courts & Will Osborne
Music by: Randy Courts

Based on Magic Tree House #4: Pirates Past Noon by Mary Pope Osborne

Pirates Past Noon Kids is presented through special arrangements with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Auditions:
Saturday, January 27th, 2018 at 9:00am
  

Shows:
Friday, April 13th at 6:30pm
Saturday, April 14th at 2:00pm

* All times and dates are tentative and subject to change
Scroll down for a full Synopsis and Character Breakdown

Tuition

 

$375


Coop Option

(Requires Parent Volunteer Commitment) 


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$575

 

Non-Coop Option


 (Requires NO Parent Volunteer Commitment)

 

 

Each Cast Member Receives 
A Cast T-shirt!

 

 

Registration is first-come-first serve and is only complete when both registration form and payment are received. 



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Times & Dates*
 
Auditions:
Acton Congregational Church
Saturday, January 27, 2018
9:00am-11:30am
(Check-in starts at 8:30am)
(Please let us know immediately if you have a conflict with the audition date.)

Parent Meeting:
Acton Congregational Church
Friday, January 26, 2018 
6:30pm-8:00pm 
(One parent or guardian MUST attend this meeting)
   
Rehearsals:
Acton Congregational Church
Thursdays: February 1st-April 5th
4:30pm-7:00pm 
(We will have rehearsals during February Break)
  
 Tech/Dress Rehearsals:
R.J. Grey Jr. High School
Monday, April 9th- 4:30-7:30pm*
Tuesday, April 10th- 5:00-8:30pm
Wed., April 11th- 5:00-8:00pm
Thurs., April 12th-5:00-8:00pm
*Monday rehearsal takes place at the ACC. 
Attendance at all tech and dress rehearsals is mandatory
 
Performances:
R.J. Grey Jr. High School
Friday, April 13th at 6:30pm
Saturday, April 14th at 2:00pm
Attendance at all performances is mandatory 

*All times and dates are subject to change


Call Times:
Rehearsals will be broken down into call times. This means that your child will be required to attend only when their character is called- which may be anytime during a scheduled rehearsal.  Each week an email will go out letting cast members know what time and day they will need to attend. Cast members may not be dropped off early.
Synopsis:

Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon KIDS is an adaptation of the fourth of Mary Pope Osborne's award-winning fantasy adventure books from the Magic Tree House book series, which has sold more than 100 million copies and is available in more than a hundred countries around the world.  This time around, Jack and Annie’s tree house takes them to an exotic island with pirates, where the two discover the power of friendship and the simple pleasures in everyday life.


The two siblings return to visit the magic tree house on a dreary, rainy day. They find a book where the sun is shining and the waves are crashing, so they wish to travel to this tropical place. They realize that they are in the eighteenth-century Caribbean, the time of pirates! The siblings meet Captain Bones, a mean old pirate who captures the two and forces them to help him find buried treasure. It's up to Jack and Annie to find their way back to the tree house and make their way home. 


Cast Breakdown:

Jack: Jack is a young boy. He is bookish, careful and thoughtful, but he is NOT a nerd! Jack has tremendous curiosity about the world around him and loves to take notes about his observations. Jack tends to be very cautious in new situations, and his adventures in the tree house help him develop his confidence. He has a good (and protective) relationship with his younger sister, Annie, though her more impetuous nature often gets on his nerves.

 

Annie: Jack’s younger sister and, in many ways, his opposite in terms of personality. She is a risk-taker who often follows her heart instead of her head. She sometimes teases Jack about his careful attitude toward life and encourages him to be more adventurous. She loves animals of any kind and has a very loving heart. 

 

Morgan/Polly: Morgan is an ageless librarian enchantress. By the end of the play, Jack and Annie learn that the Magic Tree House belongs to Morgan. Morgan magically turns herself into Polly so that she can try to help the kids on this adventure, so for most of the show, Morgan will be costumed as a parrot. 


First Mate: The First Mate enjoys being in charge of his crew and must jumpstart the play with a commanding first line. He has solo singing lines and also helps to narrate the story.

 

Captain Bones: Captain Bones is the epitome of a fearsome, odious pirate. He enjoys being vile and mean. Look for an actor who isn’t afraid to really ?put himself out there – one who has both a physical and vocal swagger. Consider casting your strongest comic performer for this role – the absurd comedic tone of the play is highly dependent on Bones.

 

Pinky, Stinky, Blinky and Slinky: Pinky, Stinky, Blinky and Slinky are henchmen for Captain Bones. Though these pirates are devoted to Bones, they are not nearly as clever or mean.

 

Jonah: Jonah is a cabin boy who wants to help? Jack and Annie escape from Bones. In stark contrast to the Pirates, he is kind, soft-spoken and tender-hearted. While being held captive, Jack and Annie teach Jonah how to read.

 

Billy, Molly, Nathaniel, Wilhelmina, Peter, Pirates

Billy, Molly, Nathaniel, Wilhelmina, Peter and additional Pirates are the often funny and spirited Pirates under the command of Captain Bones.


Teeki the Seagull: Teeki the Seagull is a jubilant bird with a need to express her joy for life. She is the matriarch of the Island Creatures on this particular Caribbean island.


Pedro the Pelican: Pedro the Pelican is a prim and proper pelican.

 

Stella the Starfish: Stella the Starfish is a sweet, happy starfish who loves to dance.


Island Creatures: The Island Creatures including Pelican ?#1, Pelican #2, Pelican #3, Lizard #1, Lizard #2, Lizard #3, Corey the Crab, Starfish Partner, Additional Crabs, Lobsters, Starfish and Jellyfish sing “The Tropical Island Song” and “Treasure.”