The Pirates of Port Royal

An original theatrical dance production

Port Royal was located in what is now Kingston Harbor in Jamaica. It was founded by the Spanish, though natives had been using the spot long before. Spain continued to hold the town until the English invaded it. Fearful the Spanish would return the acting Governor at the time hired buccaneers, known as the Brethren of the Coast, to attack Spanish ships. A fort was built in harbor and the town was never invaded again. The Brethren were essentially legal privateers. In time, however they were not needed and the privateers either found new work, returned home or became pirates.

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September 17, 2021

Now in production!

As our story opens the privateers have gained a safe haven and the merchants and shop keepers have become very wealthy off of the pirated loot that was flooding into Port Royal. Captain Van der Meer, the Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica has been charged with protecting Port Royal. Pirates and privateers are no longer needed for the protection of the town- but not all pirates are having it. As the show opens the pirate Calico Pete, is in the stocks and chains, awaiting execution by hanging. Calico Pete, contemplates how he got here...start your theater experience with us today!

 

Cast

CALICO JACK’S PIRATES

Captain Jack Crow aka Calico Jack: Cameron Johnson

Susie Thurgood: Kathy Rowse

Millie Raven aka Mark Raven : Kelly Fontana

Golden Hair: Maria Bezubic

Scarface: Sean McAllister

Zola 'The Cold Hearted' Hartford: Kathryn McAllister

Clay, “the Rat”: Ken Reynolds

Rachel, the Backstabber”:  Linda Reynolds

Maddie, AKA Mysterious Maddie, Colleen Sheehy

Pirates: (un-named): Mick Martyn, Drew Izes, Bob Orsini

Local Ladies (un-named): Irena Zorenko

SPARROWS MEN (and WOMAN)

Le’Belle Stratford aka The Sparrow: Katja Marc-Harris

Edwin, 'The Handsome' Harley: Kevin Morse

Speechless Shelby: Sandy Dunn

Cora: Christine Bontempi

Sophia: Sovay McGalliard

Captain Blackstone: Peter Kwong

Iron Fist Stonebridge: Ken Reinschmidt

White Beard: Robin Orr

Susanna Keetes: Gabbi Munson

Rough Dog’, Mitch: Paul Conkling

Lora Lexx, AKA Bird’s Eye: Natalie

Pirates: (un-named): Jonathon Miller, Luke Grimple

Local Ladies (un-named). Barbara Chapman

PORT ROYAL CHARACTERS

Sir Martin Van der Meer (Captain Van der Meer): Martin Smith

Selma Van der Meer: Deborah Hamilton

Rosalind : Elena Graham

Lenora: Melanie Bowman

Annabelle, the Temptress: Cindy WIlliamson

Toxic Terrie:  Stacy John

Odell, “The Brave”: Joe Brogan

Lizzie:  Shelly Brogan

Slick Newbury: Howard Gutnick

Camilla: Sandy Radomski

Gloomy Gail: Jane Orr

Local Ladies (un-named): Donna Brewer, Pat Raleigh

CREDITS

Dance Director: Martin Smith

Sea Fever Formation Director: Cameron Johnson

Pirate Games Formation Director: Katja Marc Harris

Pirate Dance Formation Director: Martin Smith

Music & Special Effects: Krisitina Schmitt

Photography: Dr. Jake Miller

Videography: TBD

Sales & Marketing: Maria Bezubic & Kristina Schmitt

Set Design: Maria Bezubic

Written & Directed by: Bob Orsini