Charlie Brown and the entire Peanuts gang explore life’s great questions as they play baseball, struggle with homework, sing songs, swoon over their crushes, and celebrate the joy of friendship.
March 4, 5, 6, 11 & 12
Directed by Trudi Kitchka
Assisted by Lisa Hilliard
Produced by Darcie Beekman
Music Direction by Karen Fredericksen Choreography by Rachel Fetterley
This musical was brought to life by:
Linus Van Pelt
Riley Van Ess
Lucy Van Pelt
About the Show
Charles Schulz’s beloved comic comes to life in Clark Gesner’s classic musical, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”. The whole gang is here: bossy Lucy is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder who doesn’t give her the time of day, perfectionist Sally is still mocking blanket-toting Linus, Snoopy is in the doghouse, and “blockhead,” himself, Charlie Brown, is in rare form. Brief vignettes span the months from Valentine’s Day to Beethoven Day, from wild optimism to utter despair. In this revised version, with additional music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and dialogue by Michael Mayer, the sweet, joyful innocence of the Peanuts gang is maintained. You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown is a crowd-pleasing classic.
Musical numbers include “My Blanket and Me,” “The Kite,” “The Baseball Game,” “Little Known Facts,” “Suppertime,” and “Happiness.”
You’re a Good Man, CHARLIE BROWN
Based on The Comic Strip “Peanuts”
by Charles M. Schulz
Book, Music and Lyrics
by Clark Gesner
Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer
Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Original Direction for this version of “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” by Michael Mayer. Originally Produced in New York by Arthur Whitelaw and Gene Persson.
Licensing provided by Concord Theatricals.