YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN: Light-Hearted Family Musical at Old Academy

by Patricia Bradford

Old Academy Players proudly presents YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, the 1967 Tony Award winning musical by Clark Gesner. This hilarious, fast-paced, light-hearted family musical filled with all the adorable characters created by Charles Schultz over sixty years ago, is directed by Annie Hnatko. Show dates are April 22, 23, 29, 30, May 1, 6, 7, and 8, 2016. The play is produced by Steve Hnatko.

They are all here! Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, Patty, Schroeder, even that little red haired girl, and especially, the benighted, put upon, lovable Charlie Brown — all the characters still syndicated daily in hundreds of newspapers in Charles M. Schultz’s beloved comic strip, Peanuts. Set to a delightful musical score, you’ll find the kite eating tree, the Red Baron, Lucy and the football, the great pumpkin, Lucy as psychiatrist, Charlie and the unapproachable red haired girl, Woodstock and so much more! Here are all the kids with nary an adult on the scene as they face their problems, express their joys, and give you one of the grandest and most entertaining theatre pleasures you’re likely to experience. Come and see your old friends — they will have you singing and smiling as you leave the theater! The stellar cast includes: Pat Sutton as Charlie Brown, Gina Marie Schwoerer as Lucy, Abrham Bogale as Snoopy, Brian S. Rothman as Linus, Kristin E. Hegel as Patty, and Peter Campagna as Schroeder.

Old Academy Players, celebrating its 93rd season and a member of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, is a non-profit community theater located at 3544 Indian Queen Lane in East Falls (Philadelphia), the urban village on the Schuylkill River. Constructed in 1819, the Old Academy building has been the OAP home since 1932. Old Academy Players has provided continuous community theater since 1923 and featured the acting debuts of both Grace Kelly and Robert Prosky.

Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. Tickets are $20. Old Academy welcomes groups! If you have 15 or more in your party, you can take advantage of group discount pricing. Parking for all performances is free. For information and reservations, call 215-843-1109 or visit the theatre’s website at

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Theater/Organization Address: 3544 Indian Queen Lane Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19129 (Map It)
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