Tuesday, June 26, 2012

'A Pirate's Life' is definitely 'see-worthy' for family fun

By Cheryl Thornburg
If you're looking for something fun and different to do with your children or grandchildren, check out Reading Community Theatre's production of “A Pirate’s Life for Me,” an original children's musical written by Reading-area natives, Landon Scott Heimbach (book and lyrics) and Ray Rhoads (music).
This is a high-energy interactive show that is great family entertainment.
Young actors age 7 to 14 ask the audience for advice throughout the 45 minute show.
“A Pirate’s Life or Me” is the story of Penny, a young girl who wants to become a pirate in a male dominated pirate world. Alex Goshert plays Penny with a likable spunk as she meets the challenges thrown at her by the “pirate” crew.She shines in her solo, “Most Girls.”
The pirates are lead by Panayioti (Pete) Clauser, as Porter, who is determined to keep a girl from becoming a pirate.
The title song, “A Pirate's Life for Me” is catchy and the kids on stage and in the audience seem to love it.
The pirate crew includes Aidan Wahl, Colleen Gieringer, Darian Bornmann, Emily Madsen, Julian Morales, Lily Moyer, Maggie Perfect, Sammy Sanoval, Sharon Borkey, Sophia Mattes and Venise Reid.
Director Debbi Silas has rounded up an enthusiastic and talented young cast that is definitely “see-worthy.” They each get a turn to show what they can do in “The Pirate Requirements.”
Silas also takes the stage as one of the two grown-ups in the show. She plays Aunt Peneloe and Christine Maziarz plays Mom.
Remaining shows are June 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. and July 1 at 3 p.m. at Reading Community Players Theatre, 403 North 11th St. in Reading. There is a free shuttle to and from the theater from the parking lot on 12th Street between Buttonwood and Elm streets.
Tickets for each performance are $8 and are available by calling 610-375-9106 or online at www.ReadingCommunityPlayers.com.


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