Review of Buccaneers at the Children's Theatre in Minneapolis by Mary Aalgaard | | Brainerd, Minnesota

Review of Buccaneers at the Children's Theatre in Minneapolis by Mary Aalgaard

"Buccaneers" has all the elements of a great show for older elementary students through adults. It does have some scary images that might be disturbing for younger kids. I heard one mother say that her preschooler wanted to leave after the opening scenes on board the ship. The captain looks and sounds scary and he doles out some harsh punishments. The boys who attended the show with me, ages 11 & 13, loved the show. They thought it was exciting, said it was, "Awesome," and were really engaged with the show. I loved how they included music and dancing, a bit of humor, and characters from around the globe. I thought it was so well cast with a colorful and interesting group of "kids." The costumes and choreography were beautiful and lively - entertainment for the eyes. I asked the boys what surprised them about the show. They said it was the captain's hidden talent. I was surprised to find out where the music was coming from. Loved the music, by the way, made me feel like dancing a jig right there in the aisle.


The Children’s Theatre Company is playing the world premiere of the raucous musical "Buccaneers" written by Liz Duffy Adams with music by Ellen Maddow September 14 through October 21. "Buccaneers" includes all the swashbuckling you would expect from an original pirate musical, plus an unforgettable young heroin, Enid Arabella. Tickets range from $10--$56.00 for adults and $10--$46.00 for children, and are available by calling (612) 874-0400 or by visiting A limited number of seats for $10 are available on first come first served basis by calling on Sundays, starting at noon.

To read more about the show and see photos provided by the Children's Theatre Company, go to my writer's blog, Play off the Page,

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