The Broken Arrow Community Playhouse (BACP) continues to present the revised version of a favorite for the whole family “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” based on the Comic Strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz, book, music and lyrics by Clark M. Gesner, additional dialogue by Michael Mayer, directed by Jana Ellis with music direction by Justin Rosser and choreography by David Rickel. Performance dates are at 8 p.m. June 10, 11 and 12 and at 2 p.m. for Sunday matinee June 13.
This version of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” was produced on Broadway in 1999 and starred Broken Arrow native Kristin Chenoweth as Sally. This version is not just the same play with two new songs; all the music and dialogue of the show have been reworked, the incidental music, dance music, vocal arrangements and orchestrations are all new. The cast includes Amanda Steen Lizano, Lauren Casey, Lance Whitlow, Ian Weddle, David Moreland and Seth Paden.
“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” opens as Charlie Brown stands alone as his various friends give their various opinions of him, each calling him a “good man.” Charlie Brown is happy and hopeful as usual, but nevertheless wonders if he really is what they say. He decides to find out how he can really become a good person. This day in his life and the lives of his friends takes us through it all; love, aspirations,dreams, disappointment and frustration. Join us as we watch Charlie Brown, Sally, Lucy, Schroeder, Linus and Snoopy come to the realizations of what truly makes them happy.
Ticket prices are $13 for adults, $10 for seniors, $9 for students, and $6 for children 12 and younger. For more information, go to www.bacptheatre.com.
Reservations for the production may be made by calling the BACP box office at (918) 258-0077. The BACP is in The Main Place at 1800 S. Main in downtown Broken Arrow.
Produced by special arrangement with Tams Witmark Music Library Inc. This production is made possible in part by grants from the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Broken Arrow Community Playhouse is a member of the Oklahoma Community Theatre Association and the Tulsa Area Community Theatre Association.