Pirates Past Noon, Kids Cast List
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your child a struggling reader? Are they several levels below grade level? Or perhaps your child hates reading, and the
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Session I: Pirates
Past Noon, Kids
The show opens with the First Mate calling everyone “on deck.” The stage fills with pirates,
who address the audience in song (“Pirates Putting on a Play”), giving the usual admonitions about cell phones
and photographs, then introducing Jack and Annie before relating the story of their discovery of the Magic Tree House. At
the end of the song, Jack and Annie are left alone in the tree house to discover that the mysterious “M Person”
– from their previous adventures – has left a book with a picture of a beautiful tropical island. Thinking that
“M” might be offering them a vacation, they make a wish to travel to the scene in the book, and the tree house
whisks them away (“Spinning to an Island”).
The stage fills with Pelicans, Crabs, Starfish and other
Island Creatures, all enjoying a beautiful sunny day. Teeki the seagull leads the group in song, celebrating their happy,
carefree life (“The Tropical
Island Song”). Jack and Annie arrive on the beach, and the creatures scatter.
Just as Jack and Annie begin to enjoy the sunshine and water, Jack spots a ship with a skull-and-crossbones flag and realizes
that they have accidentally come to a Caribbean island in the eighteenth century – the time of pirates – and that
a group of Pirates is rowing from the ship to the island (“Row, Dogs, Row”)! Jack and Annie try to run and hide
but they are captured by the dastardly Captain Bones, who proudly introduces himself as the “rottenest rat on the sea”
(“How Do You Do, I’m Captain Bones Part 1 and Part 2”). Bones orders his crew to search the tree house for
gold and is very disappointed to learn that it contains books... until a crew member discovers the “M Person’s”
gold medallion. Bones believes that Jack and Annie must have discovered the legendary Captain Kidd’s buried treasure
on the island and demands that they lead him to the rest of it. Jack and Annie protest that there’s no more treasure,
but Bones produces a treasure map
that shows the island as the location of Kidd’s gold and jewels. Jack reads
a riddle that is written on the map, but he and Annie are unable to solve it – so Bones orders them into the rowboats
and back to the ship.
In Captain Bones’ absence, the pirate crew on the
ship is having a party (“Bones, Bones, Bones”) until Bones shows up and engages them in an “Aarrgh Off"
(that he easily wins). Bones orders his cabin boy, Jonah, to take Jack and Annie to the hold until they decide to tell him
where the treasure is hidden, and then storms off to his cabin. Jack and Annie wonder why Bones is so mean, and the crew reveals
that he has been especially irritable since his beloved parrot left him, noting that (“Every Pirate Needs a Parrot”).
Jonah takes Jack and Annie down to the hold and they become
friends. They tell him they have read the riddle on Bones’ map, and Jonah is amazed that two young kids can read. Claiming
that reading is actually easy (and wonderful!), Jack and Annie offer to teach Jonah (“Reading a Book”). Jonah
is thrilled and helps them solve the riddle; they realize that the treasure is buried under a large rock on the island. Planning
to escape to the tree house while Bones and his crew are busy digging under the rock, Jack and Annie call for Bones to take
them back to the island for the treasure. Bones orders his entire crew into rowboats, and they set off, singing about pirates’
legendary love affair with gold (“Gold Part 1”).
get ashore, the pirates begin to dig, despite the fact that a gale seems to be blowing in (“Gold
Just as their shovels strike the top of a treasure chest, Polly the parrot swoops down to warn them to quit digging and go
back to the ship before the storm hits (“Go Back, Go Back!”). Bones angrily protests, but knowing that a pirate
should never ignore a warning from a parrot, the crew runs for the rowboats, allowing Jack and Annie to escape to the tree
house. Annie makes the wish to go home, and the tree house spins them back to the Frog Creek woods (“Spinning Home”).
They are surprised to find that Polly has traveled in the tree house with them, and even more surprised when Polly transforms
into Morgan Le Fay, revealing herself to be the mysterious “M Person.” Assuming that Morgan was hoping that they
would return with gold and jewels from Captain Kidd’s treasure chest, Jack and Annie apologize for not accomplishing
their mission. Morgan assures them, though, that real treasure has nothing to do with gold and can be found in the simple
pleasures of everyday life. The entire cast joins in to celebrate this idea with the audience (“Treasure”), and
the play closes with the pirates calling for the audience to show their appreciation for the players (“Pirates Putting
on a Play – Reprise”). The company bows and sends the audience home with a reprise of the joyful song and dance
from the tropical island (“Bows”).