Popular pirate musical features talents of 117 local youngsters



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GREENFIELD — The first time Dharma Tilley saw “The Lady Pirates of Captain Bree,” she was 5 years old. On Friday, the now-14-year-old will star in the musical she fell in love with almost a decade ago.

Dharma is one of 117 local students participating in the Hancock County Children’s Theater program this year. The program brings children from throughout the county together to learn all the aspects of putting on a musical, from learning lines to directing spotlights, in just a few weeks’ time. “The Lady Pirates of Captain Bree,” with Dharma playing the title role on Friday and eighth-grader Julianna Ackerman taking the lead Saturday, marks the 28th year for the program.

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