University Theatre at Kearney opens ‘How I Became a Pirate’ Wednesday

Photos Courtesy Kerri Garrison
Photos Courtesy Kerri Garrison

KEARNEY – University Theatre at Kearney presents “How I Became a Pirate” Wednesday through Sunday at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. The musical adventure tells the story of a band of pirates looking for the perfect place to bury their treasure.

When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17, 18 and 20 and 2 p.m. Feb. 21

Where: Miriam Drake Theatre

How-I-Became-A-PirateSynopsis: “How I Became a Pirate” is a musical adventure. A band of comical pirates lands at North Beach looking for an expert digger to join their crew. Braid Beard and his mates enlist young Jeremy Jacob as they try to find the perfect spot to bury their treasure. Jeremy finds that adventuring can be lots of fun, but also learns that love and home are treasures you can’t find on any map. The musical is based on the book “How I Became a Pirate” by Melinda Long.

Cost: Tickets are $10 for adults; $8 for non-UNK students, seniors and UNK faculty/staff; $7 per person for groups of 10 or more; $5 for youth (6-12 years) and free for UNK students with a valid ID and youth 5 and under. For tickets, contact the UNK Box Office at 308.865.8417 or

CAST (listed by hometown)
Fullerton – Alyssa Wetovick, Mom/Rehearsal Accompanist
Henderson – Tierney Casper, Brie
Humphrey – Michael McPhillips, Dad
Kearney – Emma Jahn, Jeremy Jacob (5thgrader)
Minden – Bobby Jacobs, Sharktooth
North Platte – Benjamin Hill, Swill
Ogallala – Nathaniel Baldwin, Braid Beard
Kansas City – Christopher Miller, Scurvy Dog
Ansan, South Korea – So-Young Chun, Berta Braunschwagger
Gifu, Japan – Akira Watanabe, Maxine/Dance Captain
Student Production Staff
Hastings – Tanner Peshek, Choreographer
Hastings – Taylor Hubbard, Stage Manager
Humboldt – Anthony Knudson, Props Master
Imperial – Taylor Gellerman, Assistant Stage Manager
Kearney – Elaine Christensen, Costume Designer
Lincoln – Matthew Benes, Lighting Designer
Faculty/Staff Artistic Team
Anne Foradori – Production Director
Darin Himmerich – Scenic Designer
Anna Warda Alex – Co-Sound Designer


Source: Anne Foradori, 308.865.8610,
Writer: Sara Giboney, 308.865.8529,


Photos Courtesy Kerri Garrison

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