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Welcome Leland Morris as Eoin in THE PIRATE QUEEN

THE PIRATE QUEEN, an epic musical adventure from the creators of LES MISÉRABLES, is at Hickory Community Theatre June 3-18.

For our final cast profile we highlight THE PIRATE QUEEN'S youngest crewmate: Leland Morris, who is making his Hickory Community Theatre debut as Eoin, son of Grace O'Malley.

Leland is no stranger to the hustle and bustle of show business. His parents Rachel and Matt have competed on the TV baking shows HALLOWEEN WARS and SUGAR RUSH. They have also performed on stage at The Green Room Community Theatre, where the young Morris appeared in his first theatre production, WILLY WONKA. An aspiring baker himself, we have it on good authority that Morris makes a mighty fine focaccia. When not working in the kitchen, Morris enjoys fishing, camping, and hanging out with his four brothers.

As for his involvement in THE PIRATE QUEEN, Morris says that "the music and set are amazing", and that he appreciates being able to refine his "puppy dog eyes" look—an important tool for both an actor and a kid.

Performances of THE PIRATE QUEEN are Fridays and Saturdays, June 3rd through June18th at 7:30 PM; Sunday, June 12th at 2:30 PM; and, Thursday, June 16th at 7:30 PM. Opening Night, June 3, features reduced-price tickets: $12 for adults, $10 for youth and students. Tickets for all other performances are $16 for adults, $10 for youth and students.

Tickets are available online at, or by phone at 828-328-2283. The theatre box office is open from 12-5 PM Wednesday through Friday, or one half-hour before a performance.

Due to the continued risk of COVID-19 in Catawba County, and in accordance with the latest guidance from the CDC, the Hickory Community Theatre encourages patrons to wear a mask or other face covering while inside the building.

THE PIRATE QUEEN is rated PG for on-stage combat, and moments of adult language and sexual insinuation.

THE PIRATE QUEEN is produced by Dr. George Clay, III, DDS and CommScope. The Hickory Community Theatre’s 73rd season is sponsored by Paramount Automotive and Sunbelt Xpress. HCT is a funded affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County.

(Photo: Hickory Community Theatre)

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