charlieBased 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

Production Date: December 2-4 & 9-11, 2016
Location: The Byng Community Theater

Director: Brandon Byng
Assistant Director: Jim Klein

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.

The Cast:
Charlie Brown…Brandon Byng
Sally Brown…Elizabeth Zitny
Lucy Van Pelt…Ali Carlson
Linus Van Pelt…Christopher LaChance
Schroeder…Michael Brunner
Snoopy…Cate Kopkey
Woodstock…Abigail Budz