YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
Based on The Comic Strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz
Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner
Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer
Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Original Direction for this version of “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” by Michael Mayer
Originally Produced in New York by Arthur Whitelaw and Gene Persson
“You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” is presented by permission of ORiGiN™ Theatrical
On behalf of Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.
Hayes Theatre Co from Tuesday 5 July
Charles Schulz‘s beloved characters come to life in this wonderfully entertaining musical by Clark Gesner. You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown will play Hayes Theatre Co from Tuesday 5 July for 31 performances including special shows for the School Holidays.
Everyone’s favourite ‘blockhead’ Charlie Brown is joined by his kid sister Sally, blanket-hugging Linus, know-it-all Lucy, Beethoven devotee Schroeder, and of course his best friend – Snoopy for adventures and life lessons that cover the best way to fly a kite, write a book report, play baseball and combat the Red Baron.
“‘You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown‘ was the first musical I ever saw as a child, and I am thrilled that we will be presenting this production at Hayes Theatre Co, ” said Producer and Hayes Theatre Co General Manager Victoria Wildie. “It’s a great opportunity to work with the team behind the hit production of RENT, Director Shaun Rennie and Choreographer Andy Dexterity who, along with Musical Director Michael Tyack, have assembled an exciting young cast for Hayes Theatre Co‘s first musical presentation for children and families. This is a production that will appeal to both young and old with its engaging characters.”
You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown is the perfect holiday entertainment for kids young and old.
Starring: Rohan Browne (Strictly Ballroom, A Chorus Line) as Snoopy, Ben Gerrard (I Am My Own Wife, Molly) as Linus, Sheridan Harbridge (The Detectives Handbook, Songs for the Fallen) as Lucy, Nat Jobe (Crazy For You, The King & I) as Schroeder, Laura Murphy (GREASE The Musical, Magical Tales) as Sally and Mike Whalley (Richard III, An Officer and a Gentleman) as Charlie Brown.
“When first asked what I would like to direct following RENT, without hesitation I knew that it would be ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown‘,” said director Shaun Rennie. “I have always loved this funny, bright, sweet and surprisingly insightful show and have often thought that it would be a perfect fit for the intimate Hayes Theatre Co. We have been able to cast six incredibly funny and experienced comedic actors to bring the Peanuts to life, it is a dream cast, and I can’t wait to get started.”
You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown started at Theatre 80 Off Broadway in 1967 and ran for 1,597 performances before transferring to Broadway for a limited run. After a US Tour in 1998 the musical retuned to Broadway in 1999 and received four Tony nominations. It starred Kristin Chenoweth and Roger Bart as Sally and Snoopy, with each winning a Tony award.
Director Shaun Rennie
Musical Director Michael Tyack
Choreographer Andy Dexterity
Set & Costume Designer Georgia Hopkins
Lighting Designer Hugh Hamilton
Sound Designer Jeremy Silver
Producer Victoria Wildie
Associate Producer Richard Bethell
Cast: Rohan Browne, Ben Gerrard, Sheridan Harbridge, Nat Jobe, Laura Murphy and Mike Whalley