Free: Arts in the Parks “Pirate Jack”
Audiences set sail with a true son-of-the-seas – Pirate Jack! His colorful costuming, energy, and mastery of traditional instruments has hoisted sails and spirits from Sea World and Disneyland to the Chesapeake on the original Bounty. This musical sea voyage explores the ports and lifestyles of those who sailed the seas of the 1800s.
Their diversity of culture is revealed through the songs they sang. Audience participation is encouraged as Pirate Jack sets out from the whaling port of Nantucket to sail the Caribbean, stop for provisions in Australia and South America, round Tierra del Fuego, and experience America during the Gold Rush. Pirate Jack’s “Chanties and Songs of the Seven Seas” will take you on a voyage featuring sea chanties (work songs) such as My Bonny and Deo. Deck hands for rigging and jigging may be recruited from the audience.