Lady Pirates of Captain Bree
Book by Martin A.
Music and lyrics
by Bill Francoeur
Directed by Engela Edwards
Fridays and Saturdays,
January 14, 15, 21, 22, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
23, 2011 at 2 p.m.
Bastrop Opera House,
711 Spring Street, Bastrop, Texas
audacious tale on the high seas as Captain Bree and her female pirate crew
take of Captain Jennings' ship. This large cast musical is complete with
sword fights, plank walking, and even a touch of romance.
This is a swashbuckling musical comedy
with a host of hysterical characters on deck and a spectacular Bill Francoeur
General Admission Tickets: $10 Adults;
$9 Seniors 60+; $8 Students, Active Military, and Veterans; $5 children
14 and under.
Seating $12 all ages.
Produced by special arrangement
with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Englewood, Colorado
“The Lady Pirates of Captain Bree” book
by Martin A. Follose with music and lyrics by Bill Francoeur, and directed
by Engela Edwards, opens this month at the Bastrop Opera House. This
is a large cast swashbuckling musical comedy, with a host of hysterical
characters on deck and a spectacular Bill Francoeur score. “Lady
Pirates” is an audacious tale on the high seas as Captain Bree and her
female pirate crew take Captain Jennings' ship. This fun comic musical
is complete with dance, deck swabbing, plank walking, and even romance.
The cast came from auditions held in Bastrop
and Austin. The two ships’ captains are musical actors from Austin,
Philip Robert Kreche and Christina Leidel. “They make a great romantic
duo, and their voices are terrific together,” said director Engela Edwards
and the rest of the cast hardily agreed.
Many of the cast members from “Big Bad Musical,”
“Wonderland,” “OZ!,” and “No Strings Attached,” (also Bill Francouer musicals
and played at the Opera House) are also in “Lady Pirates” including
Alana Adams, Alicia Gust, Athene Fuex, Cindy Thompson, Jennifer Sitton,
Jon-Michael Williford, Michelle Billett, Lisa Holcomb, Monica Miller, and
Also performing are Rachel Edwards, Keaton
and Landon Holcomb, and Ethan Glass who have trained and toured with the
Bastrop Teen Trouring Troupe for years. Elsie Uribe returns to play
the lovely Jo. The two young children in the cast are Jared and Lauren
Ballejos who have been performing on the Opera House stage since they were
four and five years old and will also star in “Wonderland!” later this
month at the Opera House.
The cast is rounded out with newcomers to
the Opera House stage. Joyce Leatherwood came to auditions at the
recommendation of a neighbor, and plays both a hilarious prisoner and an
Admiral. Dave and Kerri Daughety are familiar with the Opera House,
because they’ve seen shows, volunteered, and their children have performed
here. David Smith was lured into the show by the thought of getting
to play a pirate.
“Both the audiences, the cast, and I have
enjoyed all Francoeur musicals we’ve done here. I chose this particular
script to showcase the enormous amount of talent we have in the area.
I also chose it because everyone wants to be a pirate at sometime.
My hope is that even the audience will shows up in costume!” said Engela.
Ye Ol' Cast:
Ye Ol' Show Crew:
CAPTAIN BREE: Christina Leidel
The Kayla May Crew (captives):
GEORGIA: Story teller Monica Miller
PATTY JANE: Irish second in command
SHAWNA: Man crazy Jennifer Sitton
MOLLY: New recruit Lauren Ballejos
JOSEPHINE: Can’t remember the rules
GABRIELLA: Very talkative Rachel
MAGGIE: Mean and tough Michelle Billett
PIRATE: At the helm Kerri Daughety
CAPTAIN JENNINGS: Philip
The Passengers (captives):
FERGUS: Non-swimming Irish sailor
THOMAS: Cabin boy Jared Ballejos
COOK: Swedish Athene Fuex
CREWMEN: Cindy Thompson, Landon Holcomb,
Keaton Holcomb, Joyce Leatherwood, David Smith, Dave Daughety
MADAM PRESCOT: Snooty upper-crust
The Royal Navy:
SAMUEL PRESCOT: Nephew Ethan Glass
JULIA PRESCOT: Niece longing for
adventure Alicia Gust
PROFESSOR BIDWELL: Pompous writer
The Prisoners (captives):
JOHN: Brawny prisoner Keaton Holcomb
JACK: Crazy prisoner Landon Holcomb
GEORGE: Gruff prisoner Joyce Leatherwood
DAVE: Dave Daughety
ADMIRAL MOORE: British Admiral
ROYAL NAVY: Cindy Thompson, Kerri
& Dave Daughety, David Smith
Ye Ol' Songs:
Assistant Director: Jon-Michael
Musical Director: Monica Miller
Choreography: Alicia Gust, Rachel
Edwards, Andrea Nelson, Alana Adams, Jon-Michael Williford, Engela Edwards
Sound Operator: Kathleen Ballejos
Light Operator, Light Design, Programs,
Photos, Poster, Tickets: Engela Edwards
House Crew: Bonnie & Nick
Collier, Mark Ballejos, Joe Glass
Sets: Bill & Engela Edwards,
Richard and Cindy Thompson, Jon-Michael Williford, Susan Keys, Lisa Holcomb,
Michelle Billett, Alicia Gust, Philip Robert Kreyche, Athene Fuex, Joyce
Leatherwood, Dave & Kerri Daughety, Alana Adams, Jennifer Sitton, Rachel
Edwards, Ethan Glass, Nick Collier, Chester Eitze
Lights: Engela & Rachel Edwards,
Lisa, Keaton & Landon Holcomb, Monica Miller
Prop Master: Cindy Thompson
Parade Coordinators: Alana Adams
& Monica Miller.
Float Construction: Cindy &
Richard Thompson, Alana Adams, Monica Miller, Alicia Gust, Athen Fuex,
Joyce Leatherwood, Jon-Michael Williford
Window Design: Cindy & Richard Thompson
Costumes: The Cast.
THANK YOU to:
"Welcome Aboard" Georgia, Ensemble
"They’re a Nasty Lot" Bidwell, Prescots, Kayla
"The Lady Pirates of Captain Bree" Bree, Lady
Pirates (Choreography: Rachel Edwards)
"A Lady of Sensibility" Madam, Captives
"Thar Be a Man for Every Wench" Bree, Lady
Pirates (Choreography: Alana Adams)
"We’re a Nasty Lot Reprise" Ensemble
"Shipshape ‘n’ Bristol Fashion" Julia, Ensemble
(Choreography: Alicia Gust)
"Oh, My Captain" Bree & Jennings
(Choreography: Engela Edwards & Jon-Michael Williford)
"The Royal Navy has Arrived" Moore, Thomas,
Epilogue / Georgia, Ensemble
"Oh, My Captain” Bree & Jennings, Ensemble
Ye Ol' Tickets:
Chester Eitze for his support &
for refinishing the lobby floors.
The Cast for all the laughter, support,
Our Families for their love, patience,
Knights of Columbus for loaning us the
G & C Printing for stellar work
and great service;
Erica King and the Volunteers at
Combined Community Action, Inc. and
The Audience for being an important
part of the memories we make together.
General Admission: $10
Adults; $9 Seniors 60+; $8 Students (High School and College),
Active Military and Veterans; $5 all children 14 and under.
VIP Tickets: $12 (reserves
best available seats at time of purchase.)
Also performed songs from the show at the Bastrop Halloween
Festival, Bastrop Christmas Parade, and at the Austin Trail of Lights on
the Zilker Hillside Theater Stage.