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Hit The High Seas With Desert Star’s Pirate Parody

Jan 16, 2015 11:26AM ● By City Journals Staff

This motley crew makes up the cast of Desert Star’s newest production, “Pirates of the Scaribbean…” playing through March 21. Photo courtesy of Desert Star Playhouse

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, Desert Star Playhouse sets sail with “Pirates of the Scaribbean: Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Fun!” This zany parody for the whole family opened Jan. 8 and runs through March 21 at the playhouse in Murray.

Written by Ben E. Millet and directed by Scott Holman, “Pirates of the Scaribbean” is a delightful send-up, full of romance, nutty characters and a huge dose of misadventure.

The seas of the Caribbean are infested with a scourge of pirates and the pompous Captain Stubbing has sworn to stamp them out. He faces not only the famously eccentric Captain Jack Sprat, but also the devious and cursed Captain Barmitzvah, the Yiddish terror of the high seas.

Barmitzvah kidnaps ingénue Eliza Swine and it’s up to stable boy Will Doolittle to save her. Will forges an unlikely partnership with Captain Jack and sets out on a bizarre journey to stop Barmitzvah and his goofy crew of misfit pirates. This hilarious show, packed with surprises, will really swash your buckle!

The evening also includes one of Desert Star’s signature musical olios following the show. “Awesome 80’s Olio, Part 1” features hit songs from the past mixed with more of Desert Star’s signature comedy.

Food is available from an á la carte menu and is served right at your table. The menu includes gourmet pizza,fresh wraps, appetizers, and scrumptious desserts.

Desert Star is located at 4861 South State St. in Murray. Ticket information is available at