Events

The Urban Gypsies of Florida are returning at the request of The Old Theater.

“Their distinctive, original music continually surprise and delight the listener with innovative combinations of island, gypsy, folk, sailing and tribal genres! Barney and Leta produce smoothly blended harmonies, exciting rhythms and organic textures personifying joyous sweet times. Drums, guitar, mandolin and the voices of the 2 are the special combo for an exciting experience!”

The Old Theater in Oriental is pleased to announce its production of The Lady Pirates of Captain Bree. Directed by Lynn Whalen with Musical Direction by Scott Finch, this swashbuckling comedy is presented by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Services, Inc, Englewood, CO and is based on a book written by Martin A. Follose. Music and Lyrics written by Bill Francoeur
The Lady Pirates of Captain Bree, takes place aboard the defenseless merchant ship, the Kayla May, in the late 1800’s. Captain Jennings’ crew has jumped ship, leaving him with only a handful of prisoners and Fergus, (a sailor who can’t swim), to protect his wealthy passengers from a pirate attack. Captain Bree and her lady pirates demand gold in exchange for the lives of the pretentious Madam Prescot; her nephew Samuel, (who is masquerading as a girl to avoid becoming shark bait); and her niece Julia, bursting with desire to join the lady pirates — much to her aunt’s dismay! While waiting for a response from the English, the pirates entertain themselves by teaching Julia the ropes of pirating, such as threatening their prisoners with the plank. But what is in store when a British fleet arrives, set on both hanging the pirates for their deeds and punishing Captain Jennings for not fighting them off more effectively? With catchy sea shanties and other rousing musical numbers, our audience will be humming along all the way to the exciting surprise ending! Shiver your timbers with this swashbuckling musical comedy!

The Old Theater in Oriental is pleased to announce its production of The Lady Pirates of Captain Bree. Directed by Lynn Whalen with Musical Direction by Scott Finch, this swashbuckling comedy is presented by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Services, Inc, Englewood, CO and is based on a book written by Martin A. Follose. Music and Lyrics written by Bill Francoeur
The Lady Pirates of Captain Bree, takes place aboard the defenseless merchant ship, the Kayla May, in the late 1800’s. Captain Jennings’ crew has jumped ship, leaving him with only a handful of prisoners and Fergus, (a sailor who can’t swim), to protect his wealthy passengers from a pirate attack. Captain Bree and her lady pirates demand gold in exchange for the lives of the pretentious Madam Prescot; her nephew Samuel, (who is masquerading as a girl to avoid becoming shark bait); and her niece Julia, bursting with desire to join the lady pirates — much to her aunt’s dismay! While waiting for a response from the English, the pirates entertain themselves by teaching Julia the ropes of pirating, such as threatening their prisoners with the plank. But what is in store when a British fleet arrives, set on both hanging the pirates for their deeds and punishing Captain Jennings for not fighting them off more effectively? With catchy sea shanties and other rousing musical numbers, our audience will be humming along all the way to the exciting surprise ending! Shiver your timbers with this swashbuckling musical comedy!

The Old Theater in Oriental is pleased to announce its production of The Lady Pirates of Captain Bree. Directed by Lynn Whalen with Musical Direction by Scott Finch, this swashbuckling comedy is presented by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Services, Inc, Englewood, CO and is based on a book written by Martin A. Follose. Music and Lyrics written by Bill Francoeur
The Lady Pirates of Captain Bree, takes place aboard the defenseless merchant ship, the Kayla May, in the late 1800’s. Captain Jennings’ crew has jumped ship, leaving him with only a handful of prisoners and Fergus, (a sailor who can’t swim), to protect his wealthy passengers from a pirate attack. Captain Bree and her lady pirates demand gold in exchange for the lives of the pretentious Madam Prescot; her nephew Samuel, (who is masquerading as a girl to avoid becoming shark bait); and her niece Julia, bursting with desire to join the lady pirates — much to her aunt’s dismay! While waiting for a response from the English, the pirates entertain themselves by teaching Julia the ropes of pirating, such as threatening their prisoners with the plank. But what is in store when a British fleet arrives, set on both hanging the pirates for their deeds and punishing Captain Jennings for not fighting them off more effectively? With catchy sea shanties and other rousing musical numbers, our audience will be humming along all the way to the exciting surprise ending! Shiver your timbers with this swashbuckling musical comedy!

The Old Theater in Oriental is pleased to announce its production of The Lady Pirates of Captain Bree. Directed by Lynn Whalen with Musical Direction by Scott Finch, this swashbuckling comedy is presented by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Services, Inc, Englewood, CO and is based on a book written by Martin A. Follose. Music and Lyrics written by Bill Francoeur
The Lady Pirates of Captain Bree, takes place aboard the defenseless merchant ship, the Kayla May, in the late 1800’s. Captain Jennings’ crew has jumped ship, leaving him with only a handful of prisoners and Fergus, (a sailor who can’t swim), to protect his wealthy passengers from a pirate attack. Captain Bree and her lady pirates demand gold in exchange for the lives of the pretentious Madam Prescot; her nephew Samuel, (who is masquerading as a girl to avoid becoming shark bait); and her niece Julia, bursting with desire to join the lady pirates — much to her aunt’s dismay! While waiting for a response from the English, the pirates entertain themselves by teaching Julia the ropes of pirating, such as threatening their prisoners with the plank. But what is in store when a British fleet arrives, set on both hanging the pirates for their deeds and punishing Captain Jennings for not fighting them off more effectively? With catchy sea shanties and other rousing musical numbers, our audience will be humming along all the way to the exciting surprise ending! Shiver your timbers with this swashbuckling musical comedy!

Blackbeard, The Pirate
1952 PG 13
The film follows British Navy Lieutenant Robert Maynard who sets out to earn a reward by proving that privateer Henry Morgan also engages in piracy.
Maynard poses as a surgeon on board the ship of pirate Charles Bellamy, who he believes is in league with Morgan. Once Maynard and fellow spy Briggs come on board, they discover that the pirate Blackbeard has murdered Bellamy and taken over as captain.
Also, on board is Edwina Mansfield, a pirate’s daughter, who was going to marry Bellamy. Blackbeard knows that Morgan loves Mansfield and will pursue her.
Blackbeard orders Maynard to remove a bullet from his neck and demands sailor Gilly watch him. Gilly slips Maynard a note begging him to slit the pirate’s throat, but Maynard declines.
Maynard slips into the Blackbeard’s quarters and finds Bellamy’s logbook, which he hopes will contain evidence that Bellamy gave Morgan stolen goods.
Maynard then defends Edwina against the unwanted advances of a lecherous pirate, killing him with his dagger. She tells Maynard that she agreed to marry Bellamy to escape from Morgan, from whom she has stolen treasure, which is now hidden in a clothes chest.
Blackbeard breaks open one of Edwina’s chests but discovers only letters in which Edwina implicates Morgan as Bellamy’s ally. Maynard tries to steal the letter, but Blackbeard stops him, noting that if Morgan were arrested, all his loot would go to the King.
Blackbeard finally identifies the treasure chest and claims it.
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Director:
Raoul Walsh
Writers:
Alan Demay, DeVallon Scott
Stars:
Robert Scott, Linda Darnell, William Bendix, Keith Andes, Torin Thatcher, Charles Bellamy