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Uncle Pirate the Musical: 31 area youth. 1 Director. 1 Music Director. 4 piece band. 1 terrific story.


Wilson is just your average kid. Then one day he finds out his uncle is a pirate… like, a REAL pirate! With help from Uncle Pirate and his faithful talking penguin, maybe, just maybe, Wilson can survive the fourth grade. Grab yer eye patches and pirate hats, mateys! The adventure begins now! (Appropriate for all ages.)

“At heart Uncle Pirate proves more of a Boy Scout than a buccaneer, but that won’t distress theatergoers under 12, this diverting and often funny musical’s ideal audience… Theatergoers at a recent performance particularly enjoyed a classroom duel in which Uncle Pirate bravely wields first a pointer, then a ruler and finally a book. Education, it seems, really is the way to win life’s battles.” –The New York Times

“There’s a talking penguin and plenty of ‘arrrs!’ for the young’uns, while elementary schoolers and their parents will appreciate the sarcastic dialogue and clever songs… a whimsical adaptation of the eponymous kids book is Jolly Roger fun.” –Time Out New York Show

The play will be staged at the King Opera House on September 7-9 at 7 pm September 9 & 10 at 2 pm.  The King Opera House is located at 427 Main Street in Van Buren.  Tickets are $10, and kids 2 and under are free.  Tickets may be purchased online at or may be purchased at the door the day of the show. All tickets are general admission.  The ticket office will open one hour prior to show and house seating opens 30 minutes prior to show.   *Please Note: Tickets purchased online will be picked up at Will Call Booth the day of the event.