Mar 28, 2014


Olympia Entertainment and Etico Productions present How I Became A Pirate, a musical based on the book written by Melinda Long. Children will join the adventures of Jacob Jeremy as he jumps on board to join Capitan Braid Beard and his pirate crew. Buried treasure, sea chanteys, pirate talk--who wouldn't go along? How I Became A Pirate lands at the City Theatre from Friday, April 25 through Sunday, April 27.

Tickets ($19) are on sale now and can be purchased at, The Fox Theatre and Joe Louis Arena box offices, Hockeytown Authentics in Troy (without service charge) at all Ticketmaster locations and To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000. Groups receive a discount by calling (313) 471-3099 for more information. Family four packs are available for $60 and must be purchased in denominations of four. 

Join young Jacob Jeremy as he sets sail with Captain Braid Beard and his mates! Terrific songs like "A Good One to Boot," "Green Teeth," "I'm Really Just a Sensitive Guy," "You've Got To Talk Like A Pirate," "Pirates Don't Aaargh!," and many others will have you rolling in the aisles and leaving the theatre secretly wishing for Braid Beard and the gang to one day pay you a visit! A story of finding one's own heart-- a path that can't be found on any treasure map.

Book, music and lyrics are by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman. How I Became a Pirate is produced by Etico Productions. Etico Productions has been providing high quality professional theatrical entertainment for over a decade. Specializing in family fare, Etico Productions has brought to Michigan stages such children’s favorites as If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Good Night Moon, Untangled, Puss n Boots and many more.

Performance schedule:
Friday, April 25                10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 26        10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 27        10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Enter for a chance to win four tickets to the Sunday, April 27 at 1:30 a.m. performance of How I Became A Pirate at City Theatre from Olympia Entertainment and Metro Detroit Mommy. 

Step 1: Print up the How I Became A Pirate coloring sheet.
Step 2: Have your child (a child or your inner child) color the picture.
Step 3: Email me a picture of the coloring sheet. with "Pirate" as the subject.
Optional Step 4: 
Please send coloring sheets to:
Fox Theatre
Attn: Kelly McDonald
2211 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201. 
All coloring sheets received by April 24 (mailed by April 17th) will be displayed at the City Theatre during all performances of "How I Became A Pirate" from April 25 through April 27. Please include the child's name along with the coloring so you can recognize your child's art when you come to a performance of "How I Became A Pirate" at the City Theatre!   

**** One entry per person/email.  Submissions accepted until April 16th, 2014 at 11:59 pm.  Winner will be selected by from all valid entries on April 17th.  Winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to respond to claim tickets or they will be forfeited.  

One lucky fan will receive tickets to How I Became a Pirate in exchange for this promotional post.  

Metro Detroit Mommy Writer:

1 comment :

  1. My son loves watching pirate cartoons on T.V and I think he'd love this musical! It would be so much fun for him. Can't wait to see it!