You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
July 21-24, 1999 at 8 p.m.
July 28-31, 1999 at 8 p.m.
August 4-7, 1999 at 8 p.m.
Director: Jack von Behren
Producer: Bill Moore
Musical Director: Carol Wilcox Schein
Costumes: Carol Loysen
Set Design: Judy Sgantas
Lighting Design: Patrick Clow
Charlie Brown and his friends were our contemporary philosophers back in the 60's. We were graduating from an authoritarian society to one in which we questioned everything, broke the rules, got more in touch with our own feelings, and allowed ourselves to fail. Charlie Brown was our mentor, our friend...no...Charlie Brown was us.
He kept right on failing at everything he did, but he never gave up. And, because he represented so many of us in so many ways, we hoped that he never would.
In 1967, Clark Gesner captured the essence of the Peanuts Gang in the smash musical hit, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. It ran for 1,597 production on Broadway (featuring M*A*S*H's Gary Burghoff as Charlie).
This stage show does not attempt to portray children of the Peanuts Gang as they are known from their comic strip or television cartoons. It is acted by six adults who convey the Peanuts spirit in a delightful string of short sketches, offstage voices, solo songs in solitary pools of light, and high energy choruses. The songs are charming, funny, and heartwarming, with beautiful melodies. It is a feel-good, enjoyable show for audiences and cast alike, and the wonderful ending raises hopes for tomorrow.
- Bart Cannizzaro as Charlie Brown
Hayley DeNoia as Lucy
Erik Freeman as Snoopy
Lee Damon as Schroeder
Erin King as Patty
Ben Martin as Linus