Sophie and the Pirates

Sophie and the Pirates

     “I’m a girl, of course.”
           “Ha! That’s all you know — Ye better keep yer peepers of’n us, ye manky land-tick!”

Sophie is a young girl who longs for adventure on the High Seas, but she gets more than she bargained for when she is scooped up by a gang of wacky pirates. She learns how to be a sailor, how to chase (and fight) a wicked pirate lady, and how to be a good captain . . . most of all, she learns that the biggest adventure is finding yourself.  Written by Gay H. Hammond.

Rated G     Run time: 55 minutes



Family Performances
7:30pm, Sept 28 & 29, Oct 5 & 6, 2018
2:30pm, Sept 30, 2018

School Matinees
9:30 & 11:30am, Sept 27 & 28, Oct 3-5, 2018
(Click the TEACHERS tab for school matinee information)

Special Events

Free Stage Tour (a peek behind the scenes!)
6:00pm, Thursday Sept 20, 2018

FREE Meet-the-Actors Reception
(for patrons, cast and crew following the performance): Sept 28, 2018

FREE Ice Cream Social with the Cast
(following the performance): Sept 30, 2018

“Walk-the-Plank Pirate Party”
(special pre-show fun for patrons 6-12 years old!) – 6:30 p.m., Oct 5 or 6, 2018

Care to try your hand following an old map to see if you can discover the hiding place of hidden treasure?   Or maybe go cannonball bowling to and get a picture in the shark photobooth?!  As a special pre-show treat, young mateys ages 6-12 are invited to a “Walk-the-Plank Pirate Party,” a fun time of buccaneer-themed crafts, games and snacks! Meet in the Pearce Auditorium lobby at 6:25 p.m., then head out to the “high seas” for a wacky swashbuckling party before the Oct 5 and 6 performances. Tickets just $5 (show tickets sold separately).


Brenau University’s Historic Pearce Auditorium, 202 Boulevard St., Gainesville, GA 30501

BUY Tickets

Ticket Information

Family performance tickets are $12-15 for adults and seniors, $8-10 for students** and children, depending on seat location. Select your own seats online by clicking the link below or by calling the Box Office at 678.717.3624. The Box Office can also make arrangements for ADA seating or, if you have a group of 12 or more, a group discount of 20% off — making a night of live theatre a great option for friends, family, church groups or scouting troops!

*Teachers — see “Teachers” tab for matinee details.
**UNG and BU faculty/staff/students must contact the Box Office for specially discounted tickets.

Create your own package!

Purchase tickets to this production AND to one other production at the same time and you’ll get an automatic 10% discount; 3 to 4 shows will receive a 15% discount, and 5 shows or more gets an automatic 20% off. Discounts will be shown (with your savings) in the payment screen.

Artist Spotlights

Director of WonderQuest (Brenau) Gay H. Hammond (Playwright & Director)  – See Q&A  HERE!

Guest Scenic Designer Nicholas Hilliard

Guest Costume Designer William Mellette

GTA Lighting Coordinator (UNG) Terri Becker (Lighting Designer)


Check back to see what our patrons say about the show!


Reservations are complete for the school matinees of Sophie and the Pirates — virtually every performance is SOLD OUT!.   We look forward to seeing nearly 5,000 young patrons at the theatre in the coming weeks!

Study Guide:

Click HERE to view the Study Guide