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Sail in and join Rochester’s beloved Happy Pirates on their newest adventure! Gary the Happy Pirate has been promoted to admiral and has handed over his ship to a whole new crew. Jump on board and sing and dance to all the Happy Pirate favorites—and look out for a few humorous surprises!

“My friend Doug Ladd and I started performing in 1989 as Doug and Gary, and I carried on performing as Gary the Happy Pirate for another 20 years,” says Gary Smith, who also runs the charitable Pirate Toy Fund to provide toys to children in need. “I've loved entertaining thousands of kids in the Rochester area and beyond, but now it's time to entrust my ship to the next generation of pirates—and I couldn't have picked a better crew to be at the helm!”

The new Happy Pirates crew is made up of Captain Gully, the ukulele-playing, fun-loving leader; Scuttle, the prankster; and Sharkbait, the silly crew-mate with a big heart.

“Many of us grew up watching Gary the Happy Pirate and have been huge fans of his work, we’re so pleased that he's entrusted his legacy of great family entertainment to us. We plan to continue his brand of fun-loving, interactive music that is enjoyable for children and adults alike. And we look forward to setting sail with you!!!”


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Matt Roy

Phone: 585-683-7650


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