Students in grades 9 through 12 at The Key School will perform ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ on March 17th, 18th and 19th. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Key School Activity Building.
This year’s annual musical, based on cartoonist Charles M. Schulz’s classic comic strip, “Peanuts,” captures a day in the life of the inept but ever-hopeful Charlie Brown. It chronicles the lessons he learns from characters including his sister Sally, bossy Lucy, brainy Linus, Beethoven super-fan Schroeder, savvy beagle Snoopy, and the elusive Little Red-Haired Girl.
The show is comprised of vignettes, with choreography inspired by the behavior of children and the way their bodies naturally move to music.
“The two-act family production embodies playfulness, imagination and enjoyment of the simpler things in life,” said Key School theater director Eric Langmeyer. “It starts with six bored five- and-six year-olds, who upon discovery of an old ‘let’s-play-dress-up’ trunk, decide to use their imagination and act out cartoons.”
Costume designs reflect the everyday wardrobe and dreams of children, giving each character a unique appearance while expressing that there are no limits to one’s imagination.
“This cast has fully embraced the show’s silliness and sweetness, its humor and its hopefulness,” Langmeyer said. “It’s my hope that children in the audience will get a taste of the fun they can have through the power of imagination while adult viewers return to the first loves and fond memories of their childhood.”
The show is open to the public and appropriate for all ages. Tickets are $10 and available at the door.
Source: The Key School Press Release