Singing Pirates Mount Attack On Paliku Stage

Pirates (from left) Wesley Lambert, Liam deClive-Lowe, Andrew Doan and London Stanton drool over a treasure chest in the children's theater production, 'How I Became A Pirate.' Photo by Tom Holowach.

Pirates are coming to Paliku Theatre this weekend, and they’re bringing a musical treasure.

Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman created a musical version of the popular children’s book How I Became a Pirate, which showcases 12 songs about a pirate’s life, including Green Teeth and Talk Like a Pirate.

This heartwarming story is an adventure of finding one’s own heart and follows Jeremy Jacob, played by seventh-grader Liam deClive-Lowe, and Capt. Braid Beard, played by Andrew Doan. Ron Bright directs.

How I Became a Pirate will be performed at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Feb. 18, and 2 p.m. Sunday and Feb. 19. As part of the Paliku Arts Festival March 31, there will be a free performance of How I Became a Pirate at the March 31 event. The family-friendly festival will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. that day on the Windward Community College campus in and around the theater.

Tickets cost $12 for adults and $9 for students and children. Call the box office at 235-7310 or visit