The smash hit Broadway musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown comes to St Kilda’s The Alex Theatre in June 2016 with a fun, fresh approach to an ageless story about a boy and his best beagle friend.
Bringing the whole Peanuts gang together with a storyline and songs based on American cartoonist Charles M. Shultz’s popular comic strip, this revised production is directed by Gary Abrahams (Bad Jews, Buyer and Cellar) with choreography by Dana Jolly (Fiddler on the Roof).
On stage alongside Charlie Brown (Cameron MacDonald – Georgy Girl) and Snoopy (Luigi Lucente – Rocky Horror Show, Jersey Boys), are their pals Lucy (Courtney Glass – Jekyll and Hyde), Schroeder (Joshua Robson – Les Miserables), Linus (Adam Porter – Scooby Doo Live and Yo Gabba Gabba), and Charlie’s sister Sally (Sarah Morrison – Ladies in Black).
“We know how hard it can be for families to afford a great day out with the kids,” said producer, Alex Vass. “Vass Productions wants to provide affordable entertainment for the whole family. You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown has been a smash hit on Broadway and Peanuts is everyone’s favourite. If you loved the movie come and see the show!”
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown began life in 1966 as a record album of American composer and songwriter Clark Gesner’s collection of songs based on the Peanuts comic strip. At its height, Peanuts was published daily in 2,600 papers in 75 countries and in 21 languages. Over the nearly 50 years that Peanuts was published, Schulz drew nearly 18,000 strips.
It was expanded into an off-Broadway musical in 1967 and first appeared on Broadway in 1971. A Broadway revival was mounted in 1999 with new musical arrangements and new songs that earned the show Tony Award nominations, and the 1999 Drama Desk award for “outstanding revival of a musical”.
Join the gang as they navigate their way through a day full of book reports, baseball games, kite flying, unrequited love, friendship, misunderstandings and a little philosophy.
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
The Alex Theatre, 135 Fitzroy Street, St. KIlda
Season: 21 June – 2 July 2016
For more information, visit: www.alextheatrestk.com for details.
Image: The Cast of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (supplied)