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charlie brown

Youth Production
"You're A Good Man Charlie Brown"
Music and lyrics by Clark Gesner
Directed by Becky Straight
Venue: 427 Franklin Street, Schenectady

Performance Dates:

Friday, December 6, 2013 - Opening Night Party
Saturday, December 7, 2013 - Late Night Cabaret
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Friday, December 13, 2013
Saturday, December 14, 2013 - Late Night Cabaret
Sunday, December 15, 2013

Audition Dates: 
September 9 & September 11
Sign in at 6:30 pm
Callbacks (if needed):
September 12
7:00 pm

Show times: Thurs, Friday and Saturday performances at 8PM, Sunday performances at 2PM.


OVERVIEW

The story of the play itself is told through a series of vignettes that mimic the four-panel format used by the original cartoon strip, "Peanuts." This panel format is supplemented with longer passages that are vaguely reminiscent of Shakespearean soliloquies and by musical interludes.

The scope of the play is described as an average day in the life of Charlie Brown and is broken into two acts.

The play moves along quickly, introducing more of the "Peanuts" gang; Patty, Schroeder, Lucy, and Snoopy. All of the characters share their observations, largely unflattering, of Charlie Brown. Lucy, for example, discusses what she terms Charlie Brown's "Failure Face."

As the play progresses, the relationships of the "Peanuts" characters to one another are further expanded. To anyone who has followed the comic strip, these relationships will not provide any surprises. Included is Lucy's infatuation with Schroeder and her perverse joy at tormenting Charlie Brown, Linus's love of his blanket, Snoopy's rich world of imagination, and, of course, Charlie Brown's hopeless love-at-a-distance of the mysterious little redheaded girl.

The play concludes with the characters each listing the things that, for them, constitute happiness. Then, as the group leaves the stage, Lucy approaches Charlie Brown and shakes his hand. "You're a good man, Charlie Brown," she tells him.

seeCharlie Brown is left alone on the stage, with a faint smile forming on his face.

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TICKETING INFORMATION

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CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM

CHARLIE BROWN...........................................................Will Whisenhunt
SNOOPY................................................................................Erin Graney
LUCY VAN PELT.................................................................Jocelyn Stuto
LINUS VAN PELT..................................................................Cody Logan
SALLY BROWN........................................................Gabrielle D. Straight
SCHROEDER.........................................................................Gino Liardo
WOODSTOCK.........................................................Sofia Rose Trimarchi
RERUN VAN PELT................................................................Emma Wise
PEPPERMINT PATTY........................................................Anne Crisafulli
MARCIE.................................................................................Bailey Shaw
PIG PEN.................................................................................Josh Powell
FREIDA..............................................................................Megan Anders
MOLLY VOLLEY...........................................................Jacquelynn Smith
LORETTA...................................................................Jennifer Drummond
VIOLET GRAY........................................................................Kara Hogan
LITTLE RED HEADED GIRL..............................................Tory Tyksinski
TAPIOCA PUDDING.......................................................Anna Fernandez

 

DIRECTOR....................................................................Rebecca Straight
PRODUCER...................................................................Melinda Zarnoch
MUSIC DIRECTOR...................................................................Brad Greg
CHOREOGRAPHER................................................................Abby Todd
DANCE CAPTAIN..............................................................Megan Anders
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT...............................................Henry DiMaria
PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER........................Christopher Semerad
COSTUME DESIGNER....................................................Debbie Lummis
SCENIC DESIGNER........................................................Mary Kozlowski
SOUND/LIGHTING DESIGNER.............................................Bob Healey
LIGHTING DESIGNER/OP...........................................Jeffrey P. Hocking
MASTER ELECTRICIAN........................................................Bob Healey
MAKE-UP DESIGNER.......................................................Seana Munson
HAIR DESIGNER...........................................................Rebecca Straight
PROPERTIES..............................................................Mindy Whisenhunt
CO-BOARD LIAISON..............................................Michael Gatzendorfer
CO-BOARD LIAISON.................................................................Sev Moro

 



PRESS AND MEDIA COVERAGE



AWARDS

We take extreme pleasure in announcing You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, wasn given four TANYS awards.

Excellence in Direction to Rebecca Straight

Excellence in Musical and Orchestral Direction to Brad
Gregg

Excellence in Production Concept, Design and Execution to
Rebecca Straight, Debra Lummis, Mary Kozlowski, and Bob
Healy

Meritorious Acievement in Choreography to Abby Todd

TANYS has three categories ofacknowledgement. They include the following:

Meritorious Achievement, Excellence and Outstanding
Achievement.

Meritorious Achievement = some advanced theatricalskill noted
Excellence = theatrical skill base not routinelynoted in non-professional theatre
Outstanding Achievement = theatrical skillbase rarely seen in non-professional theatre

Adjudicator: Paul Nelson
Date: December 14, 2013
Company: Schenectady Light Opera Company
Production: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Region: Capital Region