Auditions! – You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Casting You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, the musical!
Synopsis: Charles Schulz’s beloved comic strip Peanuts comes to life in Clark Gesner’s classic musical, originally produced in 1967. The whole gang is here: bossy Lucy is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder who doesn’t give her the time of day, perfectionist Sally is still mocking blanket-toting Linus, Snoopy is in the doghouse, and “blockhead,” himself, Charlie Brown, is in rare form. Brief vignettes span the months from Valentine’s Day to Beethoven Day, from wild optimism to utter despair.
In this revised version from 1998, with additional music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and dialogue by Michael Mayer, the sweet, joyful innocence of the Peanuts gang is maintained, and a fresh playfulness is revealed. The new script features two new songs, particularly funny dialogue, and new, catchy orchestrations. Whether you’re keen to fly with the Red Baron, moon over the Moonlight Sonata, or just do your best to find “Happiness,” “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” is a crowd-pleasing classic.
Auditions will be held Sunday, September 17 from 2-5 pm and Monday, September 18 from 6:30- 9 pm at University Baptist and Brethren Church, 411 S Burrowes Street, State College.
- We are looking to cast adults as in the Broadway productions. All ethnicities are welcome.
- Please come prepared to sing 16 bars of a song. You may also be asked to demonstrate your ability to move onstage; comfortable clothing and shoes are recommended.
You can download and print an official audition form by Clicking Here!
If you’re interested in being part of the show but can’t make it to auditions, please contact director Priscilla McFerren at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charlie Brown (Lead): Male
B♭-F (baritone). An everyman with ever-changing mood and grace; both befriended by all and ostracized by everyone; a loser-yet-leader who rises out of every downfall with shining hope and determination.
Lucy Van Pelt (Lead): Female
G-F (mezzo); Linus’ older sister; a bossy, crabby girl who sometimes torments Charlie Brown; and has a crush on Schroeder.
Schroeder (Lead): Male
a piano-playing character; Lucy’s love interest; admirer of Beethoven; Charlie Brown’s second best friend after Linus.
Sally Brown (Lead): Female
B-A♭(high mezzo); Charlie Brown’s younger sister who has a crush on Linus; often complains or overreacts to situations.
Snoopy (Lead): Male or Female
C-A (tenor); Charlie Brown’s pet dog; philosopher.
Linus Van Pelt (Lead): Male
B♭-E (baritone); Charlie Brown’s blanket-toting best friend; Sally’s love interest; the most insecure but the smartest out of all the characters.
Chorus Members may or may not be cast depending on audition turnout.
Pig Pen (Chorus / Ensemble): Male
Violet (Chorus / Ensemble): Female
Frieda (Chorus / Ensemble): Female
Patty (Chorus / Ensemble): Female
Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations
Location TBA: Monday – Thursday, September 25-28, 7-10 pm; Saturday – Sunday, September 30-October 1,1-5 pm; Monday-Thursday, October 2-5, 7-10 pm; Saturday –Sunday, October 7-8, 1-5 pm; Monday-Thursday, October 9-12, 7-10 pm; Saturday-Sunday, October 14-15, 1-5 pm; Monday- Thursday, October 16-19, 7-10 pm; Saturday October 21, 1-5 pm
Location: Penn State Downtown Theatre Center, 146 S Allen Street, State College: Sunday, October 22 – Thursday, October 26 Rehearsal times TBA
Perfomances are Friday, October 27 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, October 28 at 2;00 and 7:30 pm and Sunday, October 29 at 3 pm.