Charlie Brown

YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN

 

SHOW DATES & TIMES: 2023
Friday, May 19,  7.30pm
Saturday, May 20,  7.30pm
Sunday, May 21,  3.00pm
Friday, May 26 7.30pm
Saturday, May 27, 7.30pm
Sunday, May 28 2 3.00pm
Tech Week May 14-18.

Rehearsals will start Mid March, 2023

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, but a fresh insouciance and playfulness is revealed. The new script features two new songs, particularly funny dialogue, and new, catchy orchestrations. Whether you’re keen to fly with the Red Baron, moon over the Moonlight Sonata, or just do your best to find “Happiness,” You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown is a crowd-pleasing classic.

 

Please prepare a song to preform that best shows off your vocal Talent.
Accompanist will be provided.

Please be prepared to read one of the sides below.

Must be of at least collage age to audition

Click here to download Sides
Charlie Brown (Males)  /  Sally (Females)

 

Character Descriptions

 

Snoopy
Snoopy is an extroverted beagle with a Walter Mitty complex. He is a virtuoso at every
endeavor- at least in his daydreams atop his doghouse. He regards his master, Charlie Brown, as
“that round-headed kid” who brings him his supper dish. He is fearless though prudently cautious
about “the cat next door.” He never speaks- that would be one human trait too many- but he
manages to convey everything necessary in facial expressions and thought balloons. A one-man
show with superior intelligence and vivid imagination, he has created such multiple personalities
as: Joe Cool, World War I Flying Ace, Literary Ace, Flashbeagle, Vulture, Foreign Legionnaire,
etc.

Lucy
Lucy Van Pelt works hard at being bossy, crabby and selfish. She is loud and yells a lot. Her
smiles and motives are rarely pure. She’s a know-it-all who dispenses advice whether you want it
or not–and for Charlie Brown, there’s a charge. She’s a fussbudget, in the true sense of the word.
She’s a real grouch, with only one or two soft spots, and both of them may be Schroeder, who
prefers Beethoven. As she sees it, hers is the only way. The absence of logic in her arguments
holds a kind of shining lunacy. When it comes to compliments, Lucy only likes receiving them.
If she’s paying one–or even smiling–she’s probably up to something devious.

Charlie Brown
Charlie Brown wins your heart with his losing ways. It always rains on his parade, his baseball
game, and his life. He’s an inveterate worrier who frets over trifles (but who’s to say they’re
trifles?). Although he is concerned with the true meaning of life, his friends sometimes call him
“blockhead.” Other than his knack for putting himself down, there are few sharp edges of wit in
his repertoire; usually he’s the butt of the joke, not the joker. He can be spotted a mile away in
his sweater with the zig zag trim, head down, hands in pocket, headed for Lucy’s psychiatric
booth. He is considerate, friendly and polite and we love him knowing that he’ll never win a
baseball game or the heart of the little red-haired girl, kick the football Lucy is holding or fly a
kite successfully. His friends call him “wishy-washy,” but his spirit will never give up in his
quest to triumph over adversity.

Sally
Sally Brown’s brother, Charlie Brown, was so pleased and proud when she was born that he
passed out chocolate cigars. Since then he’s been trying to understand her. She always looks for
the easy way out, particularly at school, where her view of life reflects much of the frustration
and confusion kids experience. Her speech is riddled with malapropisms. Uninhibited, and
precocious, she has a schoolgirl crush on Linus, her “Sweet Babboo.” She may never win Linus’
heart, but she has her big brother wrapped around her little finger. Sally, writing letters or doing
homework, causes pain and joy to her fans in roughly equal proportions.

Linus
Linus Van Pelt inspired the term “security blanket” with his classic pose. He is the intellectual of
the gang, and flabbergasts his friends with his philosophical revelations and solutions to
problems. He suffers abuse from his big sister, Lucy, and the unwanted attentions of Charlie
Brown’s little sister, Sally. He is a paradox: despite his age, he can put life into perspective while
sucking his thumb. He knows the true meaning of Christmas while continuing to believe in the
Great Pumpkin.

Schroeder
Schroeder, who idolizes Beethoven, brought classical music to the Peanuts strip. Reserved and
usually unruffled, Schroeder reacts only when Woodstock tries to make his grand piano into a
playground, or Lucy seeks to make it her courting grounds

 

 

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