On Wednesday, July 22, the Gold Coast Arts Center (GCAC) presents a family show, Pirate Pete’s Parrot. The performance is 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. at the Gold Coast Arts Center in downtown Great Neck Plaza. Just climb aboard, get your sea legs steady and get ready for adventure with the children’s musical Pirate Pete’s Parrot from The Secret Theatre in Queens. In the tradition of English pantomime shows (first produced in the 1700s and still wildly popular today), Pirate Pete’s Parrot delivers music, mischief and a boatload of laughs for both children and adults.
The play revolves around Pete, a lovable rogue on a mission to find his runaway parrot, Polly. He decides it can’t hurt to try to find some buried treasure as well, since he’s already on a journey. He still needs to make this month’s rent, after all. With Pete’s endearing crew of misfits, his adventures are filled with songs, sword fights and plenty of audience interaction!
For GCAC’s lucky little campers enrolled in the camp class Acting for Stage & Screen, Pirate Pete’s Parrot is included.
For tickets, call the GCAC at 516-829-2570. Children’s tickets are $5 per child. Adult tickets are $8 per adult.
The Gold Coast Arts Center (formerly the Great Neck Arts Center), is located at 113 Middle Neck Rd.
in Great Neck Plaza; entrance is via the municipal parking lot behind the building.
GCAC is an independent, nonprofit organization serving the community for more than 20 years, dedicated to promoting and supporting the arts through education, exhibition, performance and outreach. Since the Arts Center’s founding in 1995, more than 100,000 people of all ages and backgrounds have taken advantage of its many classes, live performances, exciting programs, numerous workshops, films and art exhibits. Every day, the GCAC provides students, teachers, parents, senior citizens and community members with opportunities to learn about, discuss, view, enjoy, share and make art.
GCAC is an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: Partners in Education program and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. GCAC is also active partners with several universities and school districts throughout Long Island and Queens.