San Diego Junior Theatre Presents “How I Became a Pirate”

| February 5, 2023 | 0 Comments

San Diego Junior Theatre, the nation’s longest-running youth theatre program, from March 3 through 19, as it continues its 75th Anniversary Season with the popular musical adventure, “How I Became a Pirate,” which will run Fridays at 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sundays at 2 p.m.

All Junior Theatre productions are performed in Balboa Park’s historic Casa del Prado Theatre, 1600 Village Place, at the corner of Old Globe Way and Village Place.

Sail off on a fantastical 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.

Joining returning director and Junior Theatre teaching artist, Hunter Brown (last season’s “The Stinky Cheese Man…”) will be Junior Theatre teaching artist David Decker (music director), and Junior Theatre alum and teaching artist Gina Barba (choreographer).

Thanks to a generous contribution from The Conrad Prebys Foundation, Junior Theatre continues to provide an ASL-interpreted performance for each production. For this production,the ASL-interpreted performance will be Saturday, March 18 at 2 p.m. For optimal seating, members of the Deaf community can reach out directly to the box office at

Additionally, a sensory-friendly performance has been added on Saturday, March 11 at 11am. The show will be modified for individuals with sensory needs, including people on the autism spectrum, allowing them to experience theatre in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Tickets for this performance are not available online and can be booked by calling the box office at 619-239-8355.

Junior Theatre strongly encourages all eligible patrons to be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. For the safety of our unvaccinated students who perform without masks, and our young, unvaccinated patrons, masks are still required for all patrons two years old and up. Patrons are asked to check for full details and any policy updates prior to attending a performance.

Tickets are $16 – $18. Discounts are available for groups of 15 or more. For tickets and more information, visit or call the box office at 619-239-8355.

Braid Beard and his mates enlist young Jeremy Jacob as they look for the perfect spot to bury their treasure in “How I Became a Pirate.”

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