You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown is an iconic story that it needs little description—will it be fun for children? Absolutely. Will grown-ups think back to their childhood? Good grief, YES! All the familiar and beloved characters will be brought to life on stage, portrayed by a cast of adult actors. Snoopy’s enthusiastic “Suppertime”, a full-cast rendition of Schroeder’s favorite composer’s birthday “Beethoven Day” and Linus’ ode to his beloved possession, “My Blanket and Me” are among the many numbers sure to wrap up the audience in a warm, musical blanket. (Kids– of all ages– can even bring their favorite blanket).
This full-length production features six adult actors in the roles brought to life by Clark Gesner, who wrote the book, music and lyrics for the original 1967 version and subsequent revival, which won several Tony Awards and nominations, a Grammy nomination and other honors while also winning the hearts of children and adults of all ages. Gesner noted that “None of the cast is actually six years old. And they don’t really look like Charles Schulz’ “Peanuts” cartoon characters. But this doesn’t seem to make that much difference once we are into the play, because what they are saying to each other is with the openness of that early childhood time, and the obvious fact is that they are all really quite fond of each other.”
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown is a production of the Missoula Community Theatre and sponsored by PayneWest Insurance, US Bank, and Rhoades, Seifert & Erickson, PLLP. *Thursday, December 9th is Premiere Night which includes a catered reception for a special price. Contact Beth at bfrazee@MCTinc.orgcreate new email.