The Webb School Theatre will present "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" in the Black Box Studio Theatre of the Lundin Fine Arts Building. Slated for Nov. 9-11 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 12 at 2 p.m., the production is open to the public. Admission is $10. Faculty, staff and students may attend at no charge. Reservations are necessary for everyone as seating is limited. Reserve seating at events.webbschool.com/theatre. Homemade caramel corn will be sold at intermission.
The production is directed by Ruth Cordell, and technical crew is directed by Ralph Jones.
The cast includes Slate Bowers, Charlie Brown; Bailey Brock, Snoopy; Amy Chen, Lucy; Delana Howard, Sally; Mackenzie McKillip, Pig Pen; Alexis McKnight, Peppermint Patty; Trey Snell, Linus; Annie Zhou, Woodstock; and Carol Zhou, Shroeder.
Stage and director assistants are Emma Petersen and Chloe Blansett. Caroline Cooper and Maddy Ellis are in charge of makeup.
The crew includes Wilson Fennell, Ella Harris, Dayton Hasty, Charlotte Hedley, Oliver Hutchens, Collin Jones, Siree McRady, Johnny Ou and Kelty Shroyer. Also assisting with the production is the maintenance staff.
The cartoon set design and execution was by Peter McKillip, father of Mackenzie McKillip. Trey Snell and his father, Freddie Snell, also worked on the production.
"Currently celebrating its 50th anniversary, with charm, wit, and heart, 'You're a Good Man Charlie Brown' explores life through the eyes of Charlie Brown and his friends in the Peanuts gang."... the time of the action is "an average day in the life of Charlie Brown." It really is just that, a day made up of little moments picked from all the days of Charlie Brown, from Valentine's Day to the baseball season, from wild optimism to utter despair, all mixed in with the lives of his friends (both human and non-human) and strung together on the string of a single day, from bright uncertain morning to hopeful starlit evening. 'You're a Good Man Charlie Brown' (Revised) was presented on Broadway in 1999 and played for 149 performances at the Ambassador Theatre with award-winning performances by Roger Bart and Kristin Chenoweth as Snoopy and Sally. Originally, 'You're a Good Man Charlie Brown' opened on March 7, 1967, and played for 1,597 performances in New York at the theatre 80 St. Marks. That version was revived on Broadway in 1971 and played for 32 performances at the John Golden."
---Excerpt taken from Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.