A musical journey through a day in the life of Charlie Brown and his friends
March 14, 2017: The Windham Theatre Guild is excited to present You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Revised), based on the comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Shulz, book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner. This “revised version” of Charlie Brown is a fresh approach to the well- known all-time classic musical from 1967, and opens Friday, March 24th at the Burton Leavitt Theatre.
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. In this revised version, Sally Brown joins Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder and Snoopy and includes two new songs.
Kathy Burdick is normally seen working behind the scenes for the Guild, She is very excited to be directing her first show ever with Charlie Brown. She has been with the Guild since the Fall of 1985 but she started her love of theater in high school. Kathy remembers watching Charlie Brown as a kid and loves the Peanuts Gang. Also part of the production team is Ken Clark as the Musical Director and Ava Molnar as the Choreographer.
You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Revised) runs March 24, 25, 31, April 1, 7 & 8 at 8:00pm, Thursday April 6 at 7:30pm, and Sunday Matinee on April 2 at 2:00pm at the Burton Leavitt Theatre, 779 Main Street, Willimantic. Ticket prices are $22 for Adults, $19 for Students/Seniors, and $14 for children under 12. All UCONN, ECSU & QVCC students (with ID) pay the discounted price of $14. Group discounts are also available. Anyone who buys a ticket at the door on Thursday, April 6 will pay the kid’s price of just $14. This special offer does NOT apply to tickets reserved in advance.
For reservations and information, call the Windham Theatre Guild at 860-423-2245 or buy your tickets on-line at windhamtheatreguild.org.