The “Peanuts” gang is back with a musical flourish as Punahou Theatre presents a middle-school production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” Nov. 16 – 17, 2012. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. in Dillingham Hall on campus.
Based on the comic strip by Charles M. Schulz, the musical comedy brings Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy and the rest of the gang to life, expanding the classic source material with songs such as “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” “My New Philosophy,” “Happiness” and “Suppertime.” First produced off-Broadway in 1967, the book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner (with additional dialogue by Michael Mayer and additional music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa), provide particularly meaningful material for young performers. This production, which is suitable for all ages, includes a cast of 25 students in grades 6 – 8.
“It’s really funny and the music is great, and there’s also this strong theme that children should be both seen and heard, not just by adults, but by one another. It’s a wonderful show for families,” said director Tony Young.
Reserved seating; tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors (65 and older), with identification. Tickets may be purchased at Punahou’s Sullivan Administration Building Box Office Nov. 14 – 15, 2012, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., and one hour before each performance. For more information, call (808) 943-3295.