PUTNEY, Vt. – “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” with Director Jessa Rowan, Musical Director/Producer Alli Lubin, and Backstage Manager/Production Assistant Sally Seymour will be presented by the 7th and 8th grades at The Grammar School on Wednesday through Saturday nights, May 3, 4, 5, and 6 at 7:00 p.m.
Charles Schulz’s beloved comic comes to life in Clark Gesner’s classic musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.” The whole crew is here: bossy Lucy is desperately in love with piano prodigy Schroeder who is completely oblivious to her feelings, perfectionist Sally is still making fun of blanket-toting Linus, Snoopy is in the doghouse, and inept but ever hopeful Charlie Brown is still searching for what it means to be a good person. Brief vignettes span the months from Valentine’s Day to Beethoven Day, and from wild optimism to utter despair. Watch as these entertaining characters navigate the joys and pitfalls of childhood: chaotic baseball games, unrequited valentines, World War I flying beagles, and five-cent psychiatry.
“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” does what all good theater is meant to do: it provides an opportunity for escape. We can return to a time when, as the final song in the show says, happiness was “two kinds of ice cream, catching a firefly or tying your shoes for the very first time. Happiness is anyone and anything at all that’s loved by you.”
The young, and the young-at-heart, will enjoy this show! Reserve seats by calling The Grammar School at 802-387-5364 ext.101. Purchase tickets at the door. The Grammar School is located on 69 Hickory Ridge Rd South, Putney, Vt.