16 Interesting Musicals About Pirates – A Full List

Whether you’re doing some research, putting on a show, or simply looking for new musicals to get into, it’s good to get familiar with what’s out there. And that’s why we’ve put together this list for you. A full list of musicals about pirates are listed below!

The following list is broken down into two categories – “Musicals About Pirates” and “Musicals That Mention Pirates”. Each category is sorted alphabetically.


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Musicals About Pirates

Bumblescratch

Music/Lyrics/Book: Robert J. Sherman

Musical Type: Contemporary (2016)

Songs About Pirates: “Hookbeard’s Theme”


Finding Neverland

Music/Lyrics: Gary Barlow, Eliot Kennedy  Music: Scott Frankel  Lyrics: Michael Korie  Book: Allan Knee, James Graham

Musical Type: Contemporary (2012)

Songs About Pirates: “The Pirates of Kensington”


Peter Pan

Music: Moose Charlap, Jule Styne  Lyrics: Carolyn Leigh, Betty Comden, Adolph Green  Book: Sir J.M. Barrie

Musical Type: Golden Age (1954)

Songs About Pirates: “Pirate March”, “Hook’s Waltz”


Peter Pan (Bernstein)

Music/Lyrics: Leonard Bernstein

Musical Type: Golden Age (1950)

Songs About Pirates: “Pirate Song”, “Captain Hook Soliloquy”


Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure

Music: George Stiles  Lyrics: Anthony Drewe  Book: Willis Hall

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1997)

Songs About Pirates: “Good Old Captain Hook”, “A Pirate with a Conscience”


The Pirate Queen

Music/Book: Claude-Michel Schönberg  Lyrics/Book: Alain Boublil, Richard Maltby Jr., John Dempsey

Musical Type: Contemporary (2006)

Songs About Pirates: “The Pirate Queen”


The Pirates of Penzance

Music: Arthur Sullivan  Lyrics: W.S. Gilbert

Musical Type: Opera (1800s)

Songs About Pirates: “Now for the Pirates’ Lair!”, “When You Had Left Our Pirate Fold”


The SpongeBob Musical

Music/Lyrics: Various  Book: Kyle Jarrow

Musical Type: Contemporary (2016)

Songs About Pirates: “Poor Pirates”


The Threepenny Opera

Music: Kurt Weill  Lyrics/Book: Bertolt Brecht

Musical Type: Play with Music (1928)

Songs About Pirates: “Pirate Jenny”


Musicals That Mention Pirates

Cats

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber  Lyrics: T.S. Eliot, Trevor Nunn, Richard Stilgoe

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1981)

Song That Mentions Pirates: “Growltiger’s Last Stand”


Copacabana

Music/Book: Barry Manilow  Lyrics/Book: Bruce Sussman, Jack Feldman

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1990)

Song That Mentions Pirates: “El Bravo!”


How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Music/Lyrics: Frank Loesser  Book: Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, Willie Gilbert

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1961)

Song That Mentions Pirates: “The Pirate Dance”


Escape to Margaritaville

Music/Lyrics: Jimmy Buffett  Book: Greg Garcia, Mike O’Malley

Musical Type: Contemporary/Jukebox (2017)

Song That Mentions Pirates: “A Pirate Looks at Forty”


Snoopy!!!

Music: Larry Grossman  Lyrics: Hal Hackady  Book: Warren Lockhart, Arthur Whitelaw, Michael Grace

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1975)

Song That Mentions Pirates: “Great Writer”


Spring Awakening

Music: Duncan Sheik  Lyrics/Book: Steven Sater

Musical Type: Contemporary (2006)

Song That Mentions Pirates: “There Once Was a Pirate”


The Count of Monte Cristo

Music: Frank Wildhorn  Lyrics/Book: Jack Murphy

Musical Type: Contemporary (2009)

Song That Mentions Pirates: “Pirates (Truth or Dare)”


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Which of these musicals about pirates is your favorite?

Or have you ever played a role in any of the above musicals about pirates? Feel free to share in the comments below! And if you like these types of lists, check out the musical database. That’s where you’ll find musicals sorted by composer, theme, setting, and more!


Stacy Karyn, author of Musicals about Pirates.
Author: Stacy Karyn

Stacy Karyn is the founder of Theatre Trip, author of The Thespian’s Bucket List, and creator of The Cast Album List. She has a TESOL drama certificate, a BA in theatre, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


 

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