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Jingle ARRGH the Way! A “How I Became a Pirate” Christmas Adventure

80 minutes
Holiday TYA
4M, 3 Any
Family Audiences


The “Pirate” crew is back! A mysterious message left in the crow’s nest of their ship brings Captain Braid Beard and his pirate mates back to North Beach to seek out young Jeremy Jacob. Together, they help solve a riddle and find the Christmas treasure. Favorite characters, a rollicking story, great songs, and a trip to the North Pole to find “you know who” make JINGLE ARRGH THE WAY! a wonderful holiday show for the whole family.

Casting & Production


4 male, 3 gender flexible featured roles

Possible expansion

JEREMY JACOB – a boy of about 10 or thereabouts

BRAID BEARD – The Pirate Captain – a man of girth with a “braided beard” on his chin

SWILL THE PIRATE – A likeable person of slight build – philosophical and intellectual – who gets blamed for everything that goes wrong

SHARKTOOTH THE PIRATE – A foreboding pirate – scowling grin – wears a patch on eye – but yet – he’s a “sensitive guy”

PIRATE PIERRE – the ship’s cook – talks with a French accent – enjoys fine French cuisine

MAX THE PIRATE – he wears a stuffed Parrot on his shoulder – “he’s only a stuffed, plush Parrot but we don’t have the heart to tell ‘im ‘ees not real”

SANTA – lives at the North Pole – in charge of presents, reindeer, and elves – but you know all that

Orchestral Information

Accompaniment CD

Piano-Vocal Score



A ‘How I Became a Pirate’ Christmas Adventure

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt & Mark Friedman

Based on a story by Melinda Long, author of How I Became a Pirate


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