~ BLACKBEARD ~

BLACKBEARD
Musical Comedy
by Frank Oden & Reno Goodale


A young girl finds adventure and romance on the high seas when she disguises herself as a pirate lad to rescue her kidnapped mother and avenge her father's murder.

Book : Frank Oden & Reno Goodale
Lyrics: Frank Oden & Reno Goodale
Music: Frank Oden
Source: Original

~ PRODUCTION DETAILS ~

WORLD PREMIERE

Venue : Heritage Square Music Hall, Golden, Colorado
Open : June 1, 1988
Close : August 1, 1988

ORIGINAL CAST LIST

Blackbeard: Terry Rhoads
Captain Kidd: TJ Mullin
Fidgett: Jeff LaGreca
Drool: Mark Rubald
Viscera: Janice Estey Johnson
Mary Reed: Christine Tolbert
Mrs. Reed: Barb Reeves

Recordings:

Original Cast Audio/Video - Private Archive
1992 & 2007 HSMH Audio/Video - Private Archive

Other Credits

Producer: TJ Mullin
Director: Frank Oden
Designer: Reno Goodale
Choreographer: Lise Simms

Notations

This was the inaugural production of a new dinner theatre company at Heritage Square, the musical was commissioned for that opening.

SCENES & MUSIC

ACT I - Scene 1 - On Deck of Pirate Ship "Bloody   Cutlass"
SONG: Pirate Theme 1 - Ensemble
SONG: Pirate Theme 2 - Ensemble

ACT I - Scene 2 - The Lighthouse on Breakhull Point
SONG: Pirate Theme 3 - Ensemble

ACT I - Scene 3 - Back aboard "The Bloody Cutlass
SONG : Pirate Test - Fidgett, Drool, Mary
SONG: Blackbeard's Patter - Blackbeard & Ensemble

ACT II - Scene 1 - The Ship's Hold
SONG: Ballad of Jack & Burgoo -Kidd, Mary

ACT II - Scene 2 - Crossover

ACT II - Scene 3 - Blackbeard's Island
SONG: Finale

Subsequent Commercial Productions

Martin City Melodrama, Kansas City MO, 1/31/91 - 3/17/91
Heritage Square Music Hall, Golden CO, 5/27/92 - 8/30/92
Preservation Playhouse, Midwest City OK 9/4/97 - 11/15/97
Heritage Square Music Hall, Golden CO 2/23/07 - 5/28/07

Changes in Subsequent Productions

Male Pirate Character added by authors in 1992
Wheeze - Originally Played by Alex Crawford

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