"X MARKS THE SPOT"
"X Marks the Spot" is a hilarious 30-45 minute skit performed
by the Renaissance music duo, A Reasonable Facsimile.
With audience interaction, Anne & Rob Burns portray two old
salts attempting an expedition for buried treasure. Musical interludes
are played on copies of Renaissance instruments. The characters
set sail in search of the treasure of Captain No-Beard, "the
youngest pirate ever to sail the seas." The excursion goes
from bad to worse as the ship encounters heavy weather, ordnance
failure, crew incompetence and mutiny. The jokes go from silly to
ridiculous before the unusual treasure is finally found. "X
Marks the Spot" has been seen at the Michigan Renaissance Festival
and the South Haven Tall Ships Festival.
FROM DAVY JONES' LOCKER"
Selections inspired by the
tales of pirates and swashbuckling seafarers by Anne & Rob Burns
as The Little Dickens Band
and Rob Burns feature songs and tunes suggested by the stories of
Horatio Hornblower, Jacky “Bloody Jack” Faber, Jack
Sparrow, and others set in the changing times that have launched
so many imaginative books and films–the Golden Age of Piracy,
the American Revolution, and the heyday of the British Royal Navy.
This rollicking, rolling music of the high seas and lowlands will
set your foot tapping. But don’t rock the boat!
"Music From Davy Jones' Locker"
premiered at the Detroit Institute of Arts to an audience of mixed
Pippin, the pirate. There are no animals in
our shows, but we thought this was a cute picture. We made Pippin
dress up in this silly costume. She was supposed to look like
Captain Jack Sparrow!
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