The Des Moines Playhouse Presents How I Became a Pirate

This article is sponsored by DM Playhouse.

For more than 100 years The Des Moines Playhouse has presented shows for families. The Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre at The Playhouse is a great way for kids to see the books they’re reading come to life on stage.

How I Became a Pirate

The latest show in The Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre is How I Became a Pirate. Based on the book by Melinda Long with illustrations by David Shannon, this is a fun, musical adventure for the whole family.

Sail off on a fantastic excursion when a band of comical pirates land at North Beach looking for an expert digger to join their crew. Braid Beard and his mates enlist young Jeremy Jacob as they look for 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 whole family will love this delightful and swashbuckling musical adventure.

Family Show

Seeing a show at The Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre is easy and welcoming for families.

  • Titles are appropriate for ages 5 and up with most shows running at most 90 minutes.
  • The theatre holds just over 200 people with seating on three sides of the stage so kids are drawn into the story.
  • All the actors are from Greater Des Moines. You may see your best friend, neighbor, or teacher on stage! And it might inspire your kids to try acting.
  • Kids get a special program, called P Bill Jr, that talks about the author, has questions about the show, and includes games and activities related to the show.
  • At the end of the show, actors return to the stage to sign autographs and take photos.

The Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre at The Des Moines Playhouse Presents How I Became a Pirate

Apr. 21-May 7, 2023

7 PM Fridays, 1 PM & 4 PM Saturdays & Sundays

If ticket prices are keeping you away from this show, call The Playhouse ticket office at 515.277.6261. The theatre has supporters who want to make sure everyone gets a chance to see this production.

The Playhouse can provide for those who have the need for ASL translations or descriptive services, with advance notice.

2023-24 Season

The Playhouse has announced the 2023-24 children’s theatre season. The season begins in October with Seussical the Musical, a delightful journey led by The Cat in the Hat through the stories Horton Hears a Who and Horton Hatches an Egg. This will be performed in the John Viars Theatre while the Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre undergoes renovations. The musical The Secret Garden, based on the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett, will be the first show in the new space in February 2024 followed by Dragons Love Tacos in April 2024. Season tickets are available.

Learn more and buy tickets here or call 515.277.6261

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