Treasure Island sliderA heady tale of a treasure map, a perilous sea journey across the Spanish Main, a mutiny led by the infamous Long John Silver, and a lethal scramble for buried treasure, all witnessed through the eyes of a  cabin boy, Jim Hawkins. It’s an action-packed adventure story that will hypnotize the young and entertain the older young. It’s Robert Lewis Stevenson’s most famous book, “Treasure Island,” re-imagined (but not pirated) and adapted for the stage by the Sheridan Arts Foundation Young People’s Theatre’s magical director Jen Julia.

The musical maritime adventure features 25 young actors from grades 3-4, who bring the book’s well- known heroes, villains, and oddballs such as Hawkins, Long John Silver, and Ben Gunn to life. They are joined by an array of exciting new characters conceived by Jen, including jig-dancing waitresses, swashbuckling pirate girls, and scurvy-ridden castaways in this very colorful adaptation filled with rollicking song and dance.

Jen’s crew includes music director Bob Callendale Israel, choreographer and YPT alum Lyndia Peralta, and set designer Buff Hooper.

“Treasure Island” plays the historic Sheridan Opera House Friday, May 3 – Sunday, May 5, 6 p.m. (doors, 5:30 p.m.).

Tickets are $13 for adults; and $11 for kids 12 and under.Lap kids are free.  Tickets are for reserved seating, and are available on the Sheridan Opera House website.

The concessions stand will be open for each show, so climb on board with the whole family down for a memorable evening of entertainment.






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