Date:   6/21/2014

BLACKBEARD THE PIRATE performance at Thrasher this Saturday

The charming tale of BLACKBEARD THE PIRATE comes to life this Saturday, June 21, 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. at the historic Thrasher Opera House in Green Lake when the Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT) and more than 50 local students perform an original, musical adaptation of this classic tale.

 

What starts as a lazy day at the beach, quickly turns into mystery and adventure when the search for Blackbeard’s treasure begins! Tales both past and present launch a group of Beach Bums to action in search of untold riches. Before our tale is told, a cast of colorful characters begin to reveal the secrets of Blackbeard’s amazing treasure. Can we trust a group of crabby Crabs or melodious Mermaids? Do the scary Seaweed Creatures or savvy Sailors know where "X” marks the spot? Will the precocious Parrots or cantankerous Crocodiles lead the way? And just who is Jolly Rodger and how does he know Sam the Clam!? Most of all, where has Blackbeard and his crew hidden their legendary treasure? Grab some sun screen, come on down to the beach and get ready to solve the mystery of BLACKBEARD THE PIRATE!


This wonderful opportunity for all local children could not be made possible without the help of some very special supporters who understand the importance of the arts in our children’s lives.  This year’s MCT program is supported in part by grants from the Green Lake County/Ripon Community Foundation, the Francis and Ruth Oberreich Foundation,and from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin.Sponsored by Horicon Bank (Green Lake)and 1st National Bank.

 

Last, but not least, a special thank you Randy & Teleane Zieth for supplying weeklong accommodations for the two tour directors, Jessica Fritz who will be providing the lively and lighthearted piano music that accompanies all Missoula performances, and Thrasher volunteers who will be providing home-cooked meals every night of the week for the road-weary tour directors. 

 

Tickets prices for this special production are $12 adults and $8 children and can be purchased online at www.thrasheroperahouse.com, the Thrasher Office, Knowledge Emporium & Horicon Bank (Green Lake); Pick ‘n Save & Ripon Drug (Ripon); Twister (Princeton), or by calling the office at 920-294-4279.

 

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