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EducationThe Lady Pirates of Captain Bree

 
Bastrop
The Lady Pirates of Captain Bree
Book by Martin A. Follose 
Music and lyrics by Bill Francoeur
Directed by Engela Edwards

Fridays and Saturdays, January 14, 15, 21, 22, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 2 p.m.
Bastrop Opera House, 711 Spring Street, Bastrop, Texas
CastAn 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 score.

General Admission Tickets:  $10 Adults;  $9 Seniors 60+;  $8 Students, Active Military, and Veterans; $5 children 14 and under.
VIP Reserved Seating $12 all ages.

Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Englewood, Colorado
Rated G.

“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 Susan Keys.

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: 

Lady Pirates 
CAPTAIN BREE:  Christina Leidel 
GEORGIA:  Story teller Monica Miller 
PATTY JANE:  Irish second in command Lisa Holcomb 
SHAWNA:  Man crazy Jennifer Sitton 
MOLLY:  New recruit Lauren Ballejos 
JOSEPHINE:  Can’t remember the rules Elsie Uribe 
GABRIELLA:  Very talkative Rachel Edwards 
MAGGIE:  Mean and tough Michelle Billett 
PIRATE:  At the helm Kerri Daughety 
The Kayla May Crew (captives): 
CAPTAIN JENNINGS:  Philip Robert Kreyche 
FERGUS:  Non-swimming Irish sailor Jon-Michael Williford 
THOMAS:  Cabin boy Jared Ballejos 
COOK:  Swedish Athene Fuex 
CREWMEN:  Cindy Thompson, Landon Holcomb, Keaton Holcomb, Joyce Leatherwood, David Smith, Dave Daughety
The Passengers (captives): 
MADAM PRESCOT:  Snooty upper-crust Alana Adams 
SAMUEL PRESCOT:  Nephew Ethan Glass 
JULIA PRESCOT:  Niece longing for adventure Alicia Gust 
PROFESSOR BIDWELL:  Pompous writer Susan Keys 
The Prisoners (captives): 
JOHN:  Brawny prisoner Keaton Holcomb 
JACK:  Crazy prisoner Landon Holcomb 
GEORGE:  Gruff prisoner Joyce Leatherwood 
DAVE:  Dave Daughety
The Royal Navy: 
ADMIRAL MOORE:  British Admiral Joyce Leatherwood 
ROYAL NAVY:  Cindy Thompson, Kerri & Dave Daughety, David Smith 
Ye Ol' Show Crew: 
  • Assistant Director:  Jon-Michael Williford
  • 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.
Ye Ol' Songs: 
  1. "Welcome Aboard" Georgia, Ensemble
  2. "They’re a Nasty Lot" Bidwell, Prescots, Kayla May Crew
  3. "The Lady Pirates of Captain Bree" Bree, Lady Pirates (Choreography: Rachel Edwards)
  4. "A Lady of Sensibility"  Madam, Captives
  5. "Thar Be a Man for Every Wench" Bree, Lady Pirates (Choreography: Alana Adams)
  6. "We’re a Nasty Lot Reprise" Ensemble
  7. "Shipshape ‘n’ Bristol Fashion" Julia, Ensemble (Choreography: Alicia Gust)
  8. "Oh, My Captain"  Bree & Jennings (Choreography: Engela Edwards & Jon-Michael Williford)
  9. "The Royal Navy has Arrived" Moore, Thomas, Royal Navy
  10. Epilogue / Georgia, Ensemble
  11. "Oh, My Captain” Bree & Jennings, Ensemble 
THANK YOU to:
  • Chester Eitze for his support & encouragement; 
  • Scott Moore for refinishing the lobby floors.
  • The Cast for all the laughter, support, & dedication;
  • Our Families for their love, patience, & encouragement; 
  • Knights of Columbus for loaning us the ships wheel;
  • 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.
Ye Ol' Tickets: 
  • 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.)
Rated G.


 



 




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.
 
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Wonderland!
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Pruning Competition
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AACTFest 11
Cailloux Theater
Kerrville, Texas

AACTFest 11
Pruning the Family Tree
Competition Cutting
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Kerrville, Texas
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Pruning the Family Tree
Dougherty Arts Theater
Austin, Texas
2-act comedy 8 p.m.
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Pruning the Family Tree
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Austin, Texas
2-act comedy 8 p.m.
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Pruning the Family Tree
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2-act comedy 2 p.m.
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Dougherty Arts Theater
 

As You Like It 5:30 p.m.
Robin Hood 6:30 p.m.
Brothers Grimm 
Spectaculathon 8 p.m.
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Children's Theatre Festival
Dougherty Arts Theater

OZ! 2:30 p.m.
As You Like It 5:30 p.m.
Robin Hood 6:30 p.m.
Brothers Grimm 
Spectaculathon 8 p.m.
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Children's Theatre Festival
Dougherty Arts Theater

OZ! 2:30 p.m.
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Bartlesville, Oklahoma 
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Pruning the Family Tree
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Hillcrest Elementary
Arts Day Performance
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William E. Scott Theater
Ft. Worth
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Ft. Worth
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Ft. Worth
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Ft. Worth
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