You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Based on the Comic Strip Peanuts by CHARLES M. SCHULTZ
Book, Music, & Lyrics by CLARK GESNER
Additional Dialogue by MICHAEL MAYER & CHARLES M. SCHULTZ
Additional Music & Lyrics by ANDREW Lippa
September 21 – 24, 2005
The Boal Barn Playhouse
In conjunction with The Penn State Thespians
|Music Director||Justin Dougherty|
|Scenic Designer||Mary Nunn*|
|Lighting Designer||Don Ishler III*|
|Hair/Makeup Designer||Jessica Reynolds*|
|Producer||Gerald K. Henry, Jr.*|
|Production Manager||Rebecca Sammak*|
|Stage Manager||Joanne Bateup*|
About the Show
Thank you for coming to see tonight’s performance of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.
I have been asked why I wanted to direct this particular show. Was It because It was one of my all-time favorite musicals? No. In fact, I actually had never seen the show before commencing work on this production. Was it, therefore, because I felt the show dealt with major overarching themes that were pertinent to the current state of the world? Not really. The reason I decided to do this show was because – like most of you, I Imagine – grew up with the Peanuts cartoons and comics, and hold a special affection for these characters. And as the rather uncertain future that is life after Penn State looms ever closer, I relished the opportunity to reacquaint myself with one of my favorite aspects of childhood.
This production marks the completion of a personal journey, one which began eight years ago when I first caught the “theatre bug” In high school. Being able to say that I have grown since then to the point where I was able to direct a full mainstage musical fills me with a sense of accomplishment that I don’t believe I have ever felt before and makes me feel confident that I really can go out and succeed In the “real world.” For this, I would like to thank the directors who have Inspired me: Tom Schaller, Sharon Schaller, and Tina Lepidi-Stewart.
You may not be aware, but we had only three weeks to put this show together. I could not be more proud of all the talent, dedication, and hard work displayed by everyone Involved In making this product/on possible. So, once again, thank you all for coming. I sincerely hope you enjoy the show.
Director, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
|Charlie Brown||Kevin O’Leary|
|Lucy Van Pelt||Lindsay Gaspar*|
|Sally Brown||Genavieve Shingle*|
|Linus Van Pelt||Andy Kankey*|
|Peppermint Patty||Lindsay Good*|
|Marcie||Michelle Ly Rochkind|