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Dallas Children’s Theater to Astonish Families with Broadway-style Musical Theatre at Governors State University

University Park, IL—(ENEWSPF)–November 2, 2017

By: Sharon Banaszak

Dalls Children's Theatre at GSU
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It’s time to set sail on a swashbuckling musical excursion that will leave your young ones appreciating home and family. Dallas Children’s Theater presents its acclaimed musical ‘How I Became a Pirate’ at GSU’s Center for Performing Arts on Sunday, November 12 at 2 p.m.

Based on the book by Melinda Long, main character Jeremy Jacobs joins a band of comical pirates and searches for the perfect spot to bury their treasure. Jeremy finds fun and adventure on the high seas, but he soon learns that home and family are treasures you can’t find on any map! With terrific songs like “A Good One to Boot,” “Green Teeth,” “I’m Really Just a Sensitive Guy,” “Talk Like a Pirate,” “Soccer by the Rules,” “Pirates Dot Arrgh,” and more, this joyful family musical is sure to leave young mateys singing and dancing in the aisles! A full-family experience, the show  is recommended for ages 5 and up.

The reviews are in!

“…a swashbuckling, high energy funny-bone tickling musical adaptation of Melinda Long’s best selling book…” “Don’t miss this boat, with whatever youngsters age 4 and older you can tow along.” ~ Alexandra Bonifield, BWR Lakewood­-Dallas Edition

“It’s an enjoyable show about dreaming of escape and then realizing that home is where you’d rather be.” ~ Mark Lowry, Theater Jones

“DCT’s production team really hit the mark with this one. Adults will enjoy the scenery, costumes and fun songs as much as the theater’s littlest patrons.” ~ Lake Highlands Today

“Parents and kids will enjoy swashbuckling adventure…”   Nancy Churnin, The Dallas Morning News

This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from Illinois Arts Council and the Crane Group.

For Tickets and Information:

Tickets are $18 for adults and $13 for children (under 16). Patrons may add the post-show Shipwrecked Pirate Pizza Party event for just an additional $10, which includes fun on Mystery Island where live swashbucklers have buried treasures waiting to be discovered. Limited tickets are available.


By Phone: 708-235-2222

In Person at the Box Office: 1 University Parkway, University Park, IL

Box Office Hours: Monday- Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (open to 6p.m. on Thursdays) & 2 hours prior to all performances

Governors State University is located at 1 University Parkway, University Park, IL 60484. Conveniently located off of I-57 (Sauk Trail exit), the Center for Performing Arts is easily accessible from all neighboring south suburban communities. Parking is free. For best GPS directions always use the location search term “Governors State University” only.


Governors State University serves 5,200 undergraduate and graduate students with degree programs that prepare them for success in business, industry, healthcare, the arts, and education. As a state university, GSU is committed to providing high-quality, accessible, and responsible higher education opportunities. GSU is located 35 miles south of Chicago in University Park, IL and committed to embracing diversity and academic excellence while transforming student passion into lifelong purpose.