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You're A Good Man Charlie Brown 2010 Last Modified: Friday, January 14, 2011
You're A Good Man Charlie Brown
Original concept by Charles M. Schulz
Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner
Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer
Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Directed by Jerry Davis

Performance Dates:
December 2010

Synopsis

From Tams-Witmark Music Library:

An average day in the life of Charlie Brown. It seems to start off all right. After some brief comments on the nature of his character by his friends, Charlie Brown is swept into their center by a rousing tribute of only slightly qualified praise, in the song You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. He is then left to his own musings as he eats his lunch on the school playground, complicated unbearably by the distant presence of his true love, the "little redheaded girl," who is always just out of sight.

True love also seems to be the only unmanageable element in Lucy's solid life, which we discover as we watch her try to bulldoze her way through to her boyfriend's sensitive, six-year-old musician's heart, in Schroeder. The little scenes then begin to accumulate, and we learn that Lucy's little brother, Linus, is thoughtful about many things but fanatical when it comes to the matter of his blanket; that Patty is sweet and utterly innocent; and that Charlie Brown's dog spends much if not most of his time thinking of being something else-a gorilla, a jungle cat, perhaps a handsome trophy or two-but that mostly his life is a pleasant one-Snoopy.

The events continue to trickle on. Linus enjoys a private time with his most favorite thing of all-My Blanket and Me, Lucy generously bothers to inform him of her ambition-of-the-moment, to become a queen with her won queendom, and then Charlie Brown lurches in for still another bout with his own friendly enemy-The Kite.

Valentine's Day comes and goes with our hero receiving not one single valentine, which brings him to seek the temporary relief of Lucy's five-cent psychiatry booth - The Doctor Is In.

We then watch as four of our friends go through their individual struggles with the homework assignment of writing a hundred word essay of "Peter Rabbit" in The Book Report.

Act Two roars in with Snoopy lost in another world atop his dog house. As a World War One flying ace he does not bring down the infamous Red Baron in today's battle but we know that someday, someday he will.

The day continues. We learn of the chaotic events of the Very Little League's Baseball Game as Charlie Brown writes the news to his pen pal. Lucy is moved to conduct a personal survey to find out just how crabby she really is, and all the group gathers for a misbegotten rehearsal of a song they are to sing in assembly.

It is suppertime, and Snoopy once more discovers what wild raptures just the mere presence of his full supper dish can send him into. And then it is evening. The gathered friends sing a little about their individual thoughts of happiness and then they go off, leaving Lucy to make a very un-Lucy-like gesture: she tells Charlie Brown what a good man he is.


Published by Tams-Witmark Music Library.
Merry Christmas, One and All!

Our Cast Grace Allard as Linus Cody Young as Charlie Brown Amy Young as Sally

Alex Robertson as Schroeder Cameron Jones as Snoopy Sarah Mouritsen as Lucy
Cast In Order Of Appearance
Role Actor
Linus: Grace Allard
Charlie Brown: Cody Young
Sally: Amy Young
Schroeder: Alex Robertson
Snoopy: Cameron Jones
Lucy: Sarah Mouritsen
Act One Musical Numbers
You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown Lucy,Sally,Linus,Schroeder & Snoopy
Schroeder Lucy
Snoopy Snoopy
My Blanket And Me Linus
The Kite Charlie Brown
The Doctor Is In Lucy & Charlie Brown
The Book Report Lucy,Linus,Schroeder & Charlie Brown
Act Two Musical Numbers
My New Philosophy Sally & Schroeder
The Baseball Game Ensemble
Glee Club Rehearsal Ensemble
Little Known Facts Lucy
Suppertime Snoopy
Happiness Ensemble
Production Staff
Producer: Dianne Darcus
Director: Jerry Davis
Music Director: John Jordan
Accompanist: JoAnn Ross
Assistant Director: Mary Lou Moran
Stage Manager: Cate Thornton
Assistant Stage Manager: Katie Garner

Our Crew
Set Design: Josh Ledbetter
Set Construction: Dan Moran
Ted Darcus
Thomas Griffin
Sound and light Technicians: Walter Dodson
Karina Martinez
Set Decorator: April Turpin
Prop Manager: Jackie Lee
Wardrobe Manager: Jennifer Rhodes
Hairdresser: Cast
Makeup: Andrea Tucker
Publicity: Gene Forsyth
Jackie Stuelke
Programs: Neil Richardson

Pocket Community Theatre Staff
Production Committee Chair: Linda Rickel
Treasurer: Robert L. Simpson
Office: Margaret Forsyth
Graphic Arts: Neil Richardson
Photography: Renee Burns
Webmaster: John Lukas
Building Maintenance: Walter Dodson

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The Pocket Community Theatre Board of Directors
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