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The Pirate Princess

Family Holiday Programming

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$20

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WORLD PREMIERE
Book by Lila Rose Kaplan
Music & Lyrics by Mike Pettry
Directed by Allegra Libonati
Featuring Actors from the A.R.T. Institute Class of 2016

From the creators of the A.R.T.’s hit The Light Princess comes a swashbuckling adventure on the high seas. When a giant sea monster destroys their ship, seafaring twins Violet and Victor are separated. Lost in a world of rowdy pirates and lovesick royals, the siblings must be crafty and brave to reunite. Adapted from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, this family musical is appropriate for all ages.

CLICK HERE for information about a Sensory Friendly performance of The Pirate Princess for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or other sensory sensitivities.

Read more

Setting Sail: An Interview with Director Allegra Libonati

Click here to read the show’s program.

Click here to read more about the show in our winter Guide.

Click here to view a downloadable PDF of the Sensory Sensitive Social Story.

Notable dates

Age Appropriateness

Ages 5 and up.

Sensory Friendly

Dec. 28, 2PM

Credits

Creative team

Music and Lyrics

Mike Pettry

Music and Lyrics

Mike Pettry

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Book

Lila Rose Kaplan

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Scenic Elements Design

Julia Noulin-Merat

Scenic Elements Design

Julia Noulin-Merat

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Costume Design

Neil Fortin

Costume Design

Neil Fortin

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Lighting Design

Chris Hudacs

Lighting Design

Chris Hudacs

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Sound Design

Dewey Dellay

Sound Design

Dewey Dellay

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Puppet Design

Michael Kane

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Puppet Design

Michael Kane

A.R.T.: Futurity: A Musical by The Lisps (Japhy), As You Like It (Duke Senior), The Snow Queen (Grandfather), The Donkey Show (DJ). A.R.T. Institute: Nutcracker Turbo (and Other Love Stories). Theater: Montana Repertory, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, Colorado Shakespeare. Michael received a B.F.A. at the University of Montana and is a graduate of the A.R.T./MXAT Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University.

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Music Director

Brian Ge

Music Director

Brian Ge

A.R.T.: Endlings, The Black Clown (Rehearsal Accompanist), Jagged Little Pill (Music Intern), Burn All Night (Assistant Music Director), Violet (Assistant Music Director/Assistant Stage Manager), The Pirate Princess (Music Director). Broadway: Tootsie (upcoming). Off-Broadway: Rags Parkland Sings Songs Of The Future, Ars Nova; The Cleopatra Experience, Chelsea Music Hall. Opera: La Bohème, La Gioconda, The Damnation of Faust, Othello, Hansel and Gretel, The Metropolitan Opera. Education: BA, Computer Science, Harvard University; Piano Performance, The Juilliard School Pre-College Division.

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Stage Manager

Erin Kearney

Stage Manager

Erin Kearney

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Choreographer

Cheryl Turski

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Choreographer

Cheryl Turski

Cheryl Turski is a 2007 graduate of the A.R.T./MXAT Institute for Advanced Theater Training. While there she performed in Zoya's Apartment, The Front Page, and The Killing Game. Cheryl has also worked with the Chicago companies Serendipity Theatre Company and Chicago Dance Crash as an actor, and TP&R Casting as a casting director. She is currently teaching voice and speech at the Boston Conservatory.

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Director

Allegra Libonati

Director

Allegra Libonati

A.R.T.: The Pirate Princess, The Light Princess, Hansel and Gretel (Director); The Snow Queen (Director/Adapter); The Donkey Show (Resident Director); The Tempest, Prometheus Bound (Associate Director), Death and the Powers: The Robots’ Opera, Best of Both Worlds (Assistant Director). OBERON: Once In Hell: Dante’s Inferno in 10 Dinner Courses; Matchmaker, Matchmaker, I’m Willing to Settle: A Musical Guide to Internet Dating. Broadway: HAIR (Assistant Director, Tony Award-winning Revival). Summer Theater of New Canaan: South Pacific, My Fair Lady, Carousel, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, H4 (an original adaptation of Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2).

 

 

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Cast

Feisty

Janice Amaya

Feisty

Janice Amaya

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Violet

Ali Stoner

Violet

Ali Stoner

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Victor

Kyle VanZandt

Victor

Kyle VanZandt

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Tony

Nathan Lindsey

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Bloodbeard

Robert St. Laurence

Bloodbeard

Robert St. Laurence

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Olivia

Katherine Wright

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Maria

Shuyi Jia

Maria

Shuyi Jia

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Krakken

Jon Owens

Krakken

Jon Owens

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Patches

Shawn Nabors

Patches

Shawn Nabors

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Groghead

Wilson Zinnurov

Groghead

Wilson Zinnurov

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Scarfoot

Shaun Wu

Scarfoot

Shaun Wu

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Junior

Daniel Prado

Junior

Daniel Prado

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Band

Piano/Conductor

Brian Ge

Piano/Conductor

Brian Ge

A.R.T.: Endlings, The Black Clown (Rehearsal Accompanist), Jagged Little Pill (Music Intern), Burn All Night (Assistant Music Director), Violet (Assistant Music Director/Assistant Stage Manager), The Pirate Princess (Music Director). Broadway: Tootsie (upcoming). Off-Broadway: Rags Parkland Sings Songs Of The Future, Ars Nova; The Cleopatra Experience, Chelsea Music Hall. Opera: La Bohème, La Gioconda, The Damnation of Faust, Othello, Hansel and Gretel, The Metropolitan Opera. Education: BA, Computer Science, Harvard University; Piano Performance, The Juilliard School Pre-College Division.

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Keyboard/Acoustic Guitar/Mandolin

Mike Pettry

Keyboard/Acoustic Guitar/Mandolin

Mike Pettry

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Violin

Yaeko Miranda Elmaleh

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Additional staff

Music Supervisor/Orchestrator

Mike Pettry

Music Supervisor/Orchestrator

Mike Pettry

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Production Manager

Katherine HM Clanton

Production Manager

Katherine HM Clanton

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Fight Choreographer

Ted Hewlett

Fight Choreographer

Ted Hewlett

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Assistant Director

Sammi Cannold

Sammi Cannold

Assistant Director

Sammi Cannold

A.R.T. (Director): Endlings, Violet on a moving bus. A.R.T. (Assistant Director): In the Body of the World; Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812; The Pirate Princess. Recent directing credits: Ragtime on Ellis Island; Endlings, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference (Workshop), Playwrights Realm (Workshop). Associate Director: Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 (dir. Rachel Chavkin), Broadway; In the Body of the World (dir. Diane Paulus), MTC; Lempicka (dir. Rachel Chavkin), Williamstown Theatre Festival; Gloria: A Life (dir. Diane Paulus), Daryl Roth Theatre. One of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Hollywood & Entertainment (2019), Sammi has served as an Artistic Fellow at the A.R.T., a member of Cirque du Soleil’s Creative Cognoscenti, and a Sundance Institute Fellow. Education: BA, Stanford University; MA, Harvard University.

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Assistant Stage Manager

Emily R. Millman

Assistant Stage Manager

Emily R. Millman

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Dramaturg

James Montaño

Dramaturg

James Montaño

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Voice Coach

Matthew Hultgren

Voice Coach

Matthew Hultgren

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Props Master

Jonathan Maganzini

Props Master

Jonathan Maganzini

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Assistant Costume Designer

Raissa Bretana

Assistant Costume Designer

Raissa Bretana

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Music Assistant

Isaac Alter

Music Assistant

Isaac Alter

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Light Board Programmer

Jeremy Goldenberg

Light Board Programmer

Jeremy Goldenberg

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Light Board Operator

Margaret Lorincz

Light Board Operator

Margaret Lorincz

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Audio Mixer

Harry Chaikin

Audio Mixer

Harry Chaikin

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Deck Audio Tech

Ken Thurber

Deck Audio Tech

Ken Thurber

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Stage Crew

Aaron Cohen

Stage Crew

Aaron Cohen

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Wardrobe

Sarah Karten

Wardrobe

Sarah Karten

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