Artisan Children’s Theater

announces auditions for

How I Became a Pirate

Book, Lyrics and Music by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman


Directed and Choreographed by Jennifer Leyva

Music Direction by Noël Clark


Sail off on a swashbuckling musical adventure when a band of comical pirates lands at North Beach looking for an expert digger to join their crew. Based upon the popular children’s book! 


AUDITION DATE: Thursday, August 1 from 4:30pm-6:30pm


·         To audition, please schedule an appointment by clicking the following link:

·         Audition form and more information on line at:

·         Auditions will be held at Artisan Center Theater located at 444 East Pipeline Road, Hurst, TX 76053.

·         Rehearsals begin Tuesday, August 13, 2019 and will generally be Monday-Friday evenings and Saturday mornings/early afternoons. 

·         Actors must be at least 11 years old at the time of auditions to be considered for casting. (9-10 year olds may audition upon approval.)

·         Callbacks (if needed) will be Friday, August 2, 2019 at 4:30pm.


PRODUCTION DATES:  September 13-October 5, 2019


·         Performances will be at 5:00pm on Fridays and 10:00am and 12:00pm on Saturdays, with additional 12:00pm performances on September 24 and October 1.



Vocal Auditions – Be prepared to sing 16 bars from a Broadway or Disney song in the style of the show that best displays your vocal ability. No accompanist will be provided, so actors are asked to bring a CD with their accompaniment. Artisan Children’s Theater discourages the use of phones or other digital devices, so please bring your accompaniment on a CD. No singing a cappella please. Actors will also be doing cold readings from the script, so it is encouraged that everyone auditioning is familiar with the material. Audition sides will be posted on the ACT website prior to auditions.


Dance Auditions – The dance audition will be from 5:15-5:45pm on August 1, the same day as vocal auditions. All actors who wish to be considered for a role should plan to attend during that time, in addition to their vocal audition appointment. Actors will learn a brief dance combination and perform it in groups. Please be sure to bring clothes that you can move in. Dance auditions begin promptly at 5:15pm, so plan to arrive early.


Please bring your conflict information with you to the audition. It is critical that you let Artisan Children’s Theater know all of your conflicts at the auditions. Artisan Children’s Theater will be unable to accept conflicts after casting is done unless they are emergencies.



Sail off on a fantastic musical excursion when a band of comical pirates lands at North Beach looking for an expert digger to join their crew. Braid Beard and his mates enlist young Jeremy Jacob as they look for the perfect spot to bury their treasure. Jeremy finds that adventuring can be lots of fun, but also learns that love and home are treasures you can’t find on any map! The whole family will love this delightful and swashbuckling musical adventure.



Hope to see you there!




 Artisan Children's Theater

444 East Pipeline Road, Hurst, Texas 76053

817-284-1200 |