Charlie Brown, Lucy, Snoopy and Friends

September 23rd, 2004 by Adam

Dogs sleeping on top of their houses, trusting place kickers, finicky place kick holders and kids with security blankets will be on display as Plymouth State University stages its production of You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown September 30 and October 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9 at Silver Cultural Arts Center on the PSU campus.

Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, Schroeder, Sally and good old Charlie Brown sing and dance in Sunday comic strip color as Charles Schultz’ popular creation Peanuts comes to life on stage. This musical adaptation has entertained audiences for more than three decades by capturing the touching and hilarious essence of the beloved comic strip.

All cast members are theatre majors or minors at PSU. Charlie Brown is played by John Phipps; Lyndsay Freeman plays his sister, Sally Brown, while Chris Candage plays the part of Schroeder. Ken Quiricone plays the part of Snoopy, Isaac Mishkit is Linus Van Pelt and Sarah Comtois plays Lucy Van Pelt.

Heather E. Hamilton, who is a graduate of PSU’s theatre program, is the play’s director. Will Ogmundson is the musical director. Both Hamilton and Ogmundson serve on the Music, Theatre, and Dance Department’s adjunct faculty.

Written by composer/lyricist/librettist Clark Gesner, the play is performed by Plymouth State Theatre and the Music Theatre Company. Some of the musical numbers include: You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, My Blanket and Me, Beethoven Day, The Book Report, My New Philosophy and Happiness

Curtain time is at 8 p.m. and matinees at 2 p.m. will be performed October 2 and 9. Ticket prices are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and youths, and $5 for PSU students.

You’re a Good Main Charlie Brown will be performed at the Silver Cultural Arts Center, Main and Court Streets. Tickets are available at the box office, 535-ARTS.