14 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 three categories – “Musicals About Pirates” and  “Musicals That Mention Pirates”. Each category is sorted alphabetically.

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Musicals About Pirates

Finding Neverland

Music/Lyrics: Frankel, Barlow, Kennedy, Korie  Book: Knee, Graham

Musical Type: Contemporary (2012)

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Peter Pan

Music: Styne, Charlap, Rittman  Lyrics: Comden, Green, Leigh  Book: Barrie

Musical Type: Golden Age (1954)

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Peter Pan (Bernstein)

Music/Lyrics: Leonard Bernstein

Musical Type: Golden Age (1950)

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Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure

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

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1996)

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The Pirate Queen

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

Musical Type: Contemporary (2006)

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The Pirates of Penzance

Music: Arthur Sullivan  Lyrics: W.S. Gilbert

Musical Type: Opera (1800s)

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The SpongeBob Musical

Music/Lyrics: Various  Book: Kyle Jarrow

Musical Type: Contemporary (2016)

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The Threepenny Opera

Music: Kurt Weill  Lyrics/Book: Bertolt Brecht

Musical Type: Play with Music (1928)

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Musicals That Mention Pirates


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”

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

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1990)

Song That Mentions Pirates: “El Bravo!”

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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Music/Lyrics: Frank Loesser  Book: Burrows, Weinstock, Gilbert

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1961)

Song That Mentions Pirates: “The Pirate Dance”

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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”

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Music: Larry Grossman Lyrics: Hal Hackady Book: Lockhart, Whitelaw, Grac

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1975)

Song That Mentions Pirates: “Great Writer”

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Spring Awakening

Music: Duncan Sheik  Lyrics/Book: Steven Sater

Musical Type: Contemporary (2006)

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

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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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