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. This revue of songs and vignettes, based on the beloved Charles Schultz comic strip, is the ideal first show for those who would like to do a musical. Musical numbers include “My Blanket and Me,” “The Kite,” “The Baseball Game,” “Little Known Facts,” “Suppertime,” and “Happiness.” Guaranteed to please audiences of all ages!
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Dates / Times:
Thursday, May 30th @
Friday, May 31st @
Saturday, Jun 1st @
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$15.00: Standard Ticket Price
$15.00: At Door Price
Forest Ridge Academy Theater:
4800 139th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98006
Auditions will be held Saturday, March 30 at Kent Covenant Church. Students, ages 8-18, enrolled in a spring class are eligible to audition. Sign up for an audition time by logging into your CYT account. Callbacks will be held the same day, 2-5 p.m. The forms needed to audition include: audition form, parent committee form, and costume information form. All are found on the website under shows. Rehearsals are held each Saturday, April 6-May 25 at Kent Covenant Church, 9:30-2:30. Show week is May 27-June 1 at Forest Ridge School in Bellevue. Attendance at rehearsals is very important. Please make sure all conflicts are listed on the audition form. If you have any questions, contact our show coordinator Samantha Baas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, April 6th 12:00pm
Cast members should wear a black (or other dark colored) shirt and their hair should be out of their face.
Saturday, April 6th 10:00am
Our parent meeting is divided into two parts. New parents should meet starting at 10:00 a.m. and all parents meet at 11:00 a.m. Each cast member should have a parent representative at the meeting. Our second parent meeting is scheduled for Saturday, May 4 at 10:00 a.m.
Charlie Brown wins your heart with his losing ways. It always rains on his parade, his baseball
game, and his life. He's an inveterate worrier who frets over trifles (but who's to say they're
trifles?). Although he is concerned with the true meaning of life, his friends sometimes call him
"blockhead." Other than his knack for putting himself down, there are few sharp edges of wit in
his repertoire; usually he's the butt of the joke, not the joker. He can be spotted a mile away in
his sweater with the zig zag trim, head down, hands in pocket, headed for Lucy's psychiatric
booth. He is considerate, friendly and polite and we love him knowing that he'll never win a
baseball game or the heart of the little red-haired girl, kick the football Lucy is holding or fly a
kite successfully. His friends call him "wishy-washy," but his spirit will never give up in his
quest to triumph over adversity.
Sally Brown's brother, Charlie Brown, was so pleased and proud when she was born that he
passed out chocolate cigars. Since then he's been trying to understand her. She always looks for
the easy way out, particularly at school, where her view of life reflects much of the frustration
and confusion kids experience. Her speech is riddled with malapropisms. Uninhibited, and
precocious, she has a schoolgirl crush on Linus, her "Sweet Babboo." She may never win Linus'
heart, but she has her big brother wrapped around her little finger. Sally, writing letters or doing
homework, causes pain and joy to her fans in roughly equal proportions.
Snoopy is an extroverted beagle with a Walter Mitty complex. He is a virtuoso at every
endeavor- at least in his daydreams atop his doghouse. He regards his master, Charlie Brown, as
"that round-headed kid" who brings him his supper dish. He is fearless, though prudently, cautious
about "the cat next door." He never speaks- that would be one human trait too many- but he
manages to convey everything necessary in facial expressions and thought balloons. A one-man
show with superior intelligence and vivid imagination, he has created such multiple personalities
as: Joe Cool, World War I Flying Ace, Literary Ace, Flashbeagle, Vulture, Foreign Legionnaire,
Lucy Van Pelt
Lucy Van Pelt works hard at being bossy, crabby and selfish. She is loud and yells a lot. Her
smiles and motives are rarely pure. She's a know-it-all who dispenses advice whether you want it
or not--and for Charlie Brown, there's a charge. She's a fussbudget, in the true sense of the word.
She's a real grouch, with only one or two soft spots, and both of them may be Schroeder, who
prefers Beethoven. As she sees it, hers is the only way. The absence of logic in her arguments
holds a kind of shining lunacy. When it comes to compliments, Lucy only likes receiving them.
If she's paying one--or even smiling--she's probably up to something devious.
Linus Van Pelt
Linus Van Pelt inspired the term "security blanket" with his classic pose. He is the intellectual of
the gang, and flabbergasts his friends with his philosophical revelations and solutions to
problems. He suffers abuse from his big sister, Lucy, and the unwanted attentions of Charlie
Brown's little sister, Sally. He is a paradox: despite his age, he can put life into perspective while
sucking his thumb. He knows the true meaning of Christmas while continuing to believe in the
Rerun Van Pelt
When Lucy compared having a second brother to television reruns, Linus thought "Rerun" would be a perfect name for the baby. Often sitting in the background watching other characters, Rerun also likes to "borrow" Snoopy from time to time.
Schroeder, who idolizes Beethoven, brought classical music to the Peanuts strip. Reserved and
usually unruffled, Schroeder reacts only when Woodstock tries to make his grand piano into a
playground, or Lucy seeks to make it her courting grounds.
Being constantly dirty is a trait that Pig-Pen is best known for. When he takes a deep breath (to sing, for example), the dust rises briefly around him. He sometimes refers to the cloud that surrounds him with pride as the dust of ancient civilizations. He cannot seem to rid himself of the dust for more than the briefest of periods—indeed, in spite of his best efforts, it appears that he cannot stay clean. He can get dirty even by walking in a rainstorm.
Woodstock is a bird who quickly becomes Snoopy's best friend. The only non-bird character who can understand Woodstock's speech is Snoopy. When depicted in the comic strip, his speech is rendered almost entirely in "chicken scratch" marks, with Snoopy's either directly translating or allowing the reader to deduce Woodstock's meaning in the context of Snoopy's replies. Woodstock does make nonverbal noises such as yawns, laughter, sighs, and "Z"s or snores to indicate sleep. He also uses punctuation marks like "!" or "??" to indicate emotions
As the only female in the strip's earliest days, Patty was often portrayed as a sort of "mother-hen" character who looks out for the younger characters. Patty is the oldest child of Peanuts Gang. Eventually, she, along with Violet, became best known for their social snobbery and combined cruelty to Charlie Brown. It has once even been noted that she often kicks down his sandcastles whenever he makes one. Patty is also known for asking "Pig-Pen" why he is constantly so dirty.
She is best friends with Patty and they often appear together as a duo. Violet was often portrayed as an early school-aged Suzy Homemaker: making mud pies, playing "house," and imagining romantic scenarios involving her and Charlie Brown. She also collects stamps as a hobby and plays left field (and sometimes third base) on Charlie Brown's baseball team.