You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown



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

Production Manager
REBECCA SAMMAK*

Producer
GERALD K. HENRY, JR.*

Scenic Artist
MARY NUNN*
Lighting Designer
DON ISHLER III*

Hair/Make-Up Designer
Jessica Reynolds*

Stage Manager
JOANNE BATEUP*
Musical Director
JUSTIN DOUGHERTY

Directed by
ALEXANDER BOCHICCHIO

 September 21 – 24, 2005  The Boal Barn Theatre

Director’s note
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.

Respectfully yours,
Alexander Bochicchio
Director, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Performed September 21-24, 2005

CAST

Charlie Brown…………………………………………………………………….Kevin O’Leary
Lucy Van Pelt…………………………………………………………………….Linday Gaspar*
Snoopy……………………………………………………………………………Anthony Romeo
Sally Brown…………………………………………………………………Genavieve Shingle*
Schroeder…………………………………………………………………………..Zach Vosseler*
Linus Van Pelt……………………………………………………………………..Andy Kankey*
Peppermint Patty…………………………………………………………………Lindsay Good*
Marcie…………………………………………………………………….Michelle Ly Rochkind
Ensemble…………….Leann Frola*, Jason Held, Amanda Memoll*, Brenden Rogers*

 *denotes membership in The Penn State Thespians