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That’s What Makes Them Pirates, the musical

Mike Mennard has already impressed us with his fun, family-friendly CD of original pirate tunes, but now he’s gone one step better and created a whole play based on the album! “That’s What Makes Them Pirates” is a musical put on by Union College in Nebraska (this might be the first Nebraska pirate event ever. Now if we could just get the Dakotas into gear). A brief synopsis, lifted from their Facebook page: (more…)

Review: Pirates Do the Darndest Things

Rating: ★★★★½
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Genre: Pirate kid’s songs, poems, and silly stuff
Rating: G
Target Audience: Kids, mostly. But definitely some crossover appeal to adults.

Of all the pirate musical artists it’s the childrens’ entertainers for which I have the lowest expectations. I can’t tell you how many pirate kids’ albums I’ve never even bothered to seek out based on their sample tracks that clearly demonstrate a soft, froofy performance that would be of no interest whatsoever to those over the age of six. Mike Mennard, however, is a different beast entirely. True, children are clearly his target audience. But he also demonstrates remarkable creativity and talent the likes of which can be thoroughly enjoyed by all ages – mostly. (more…)