Auditions for ‘How I Became a Pirate’ Dec. 7

Boys in the Shawnee area are invited to audition to join Braid Beard, Swill, Sharktooth, Pierre, Max and other pirates in the Oklahoma Baptist University Theatre for Young Audiences production of "How I Became a Pirate." OBU Theatre has announced auditions for a young boy, about age 10, for the presentation on Monday, Dec. 7, from 6:30-8 p.m. in Craig-Dorland Theatre in Shawnee Hall on the OBU campus.

OBU's Theatre for Young Audiences performance of "How I Became a Pirate" is a musical, so auditioning boys should be able to sing. The boys should come prepared to sing selections from two different songs found in the musical. For more information and a complete audition packet, e-mail

The boys auditioning are encouraged to dress like a pirate. While this is not a requirement to audition, OBU Theatre hopes those auditioning will "have fun creating your ‘pirate' self."

Auditions will consist of solo singing, group singing, improvisation and performing selections from the script. The script, score and CD are available for checkout at the Mabee Learning Center on the OBU campus for in-library use only.

"How I Became a Pirate" will premiere at OBU April 5 and run through April 11.

The Theatre for Young Audiences production has been an annual event on the OBU campus since 1993. Each spring, more than 2,500 Shawnee-area students attend matinee performances of the production. OBU Theatre seeks to present plays designed to entertain and inspire younger audiences in the art of live theatre. Plays are chosen for the values in their themes, including honesty, integrity, and preparing young people to recognize the good and evil of the world.