Playcrafters of Skippack Presents YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN

by Patricia Bradford

Playcrafters of Skippack presents the charming and family friendly YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN, with music and lyrics by Clark Gersner, as its last show of the 2018 season. This is the original version of the play, as premiered off Broadway in 1967.

Director, Randall King, is very proud of his very talented cast. “The characters are so well known that the challenge for director and actor alike was to make sure audiences would not be disappointed with our Peanuts gang”. An adult playing the role of a child is difficult enough, but for an actor to play a role so well known is a special challenge. It only took a few rehearsals for me to realize just how talented this cast is! They delight me every time I watch them, and I’m confident audiences will have the same reaction”. When asked why he chose to stage the original version rather than the 1999 revival (which added the character of Sally and made Kristin Chenoweth a star), King quoted a critic’s review from that time: “With its mixture of innocence, wisdom, and unexpected pathos (the original version) was a great success. Then came the 1999 Broadway production. Critics and audiences liked certain performers, but almost everyone agreed the revised material and the over-the-top production did not suit the material.” He has remained faithful to the original (with the exception of augmenting the single piano with upright bass, flute and percussion).

Performances are:
Thursday November 1, 8pm
Friday, November 2, 8pm
Saturday, November 3, 8 pm

Friday, November 9, 8pm
Saturday, November 10, 8 pm
Sunday, November 11, 2pm (almost sold out)

Thursday, November 15, 8pm
Friday, November 16, 8 pm
Saturday, November 17, 8 pm

The show is directed and musical directed by Randall King with a crew of
Michele Loor (Assistant Director & Producer)
Joe Welsh (Stage Manager)
Diane Van Hekken (Costumes)
Ryan Kadwill (Lighting Designer)
Chris Stewart (Sound Designer & Operator)
Mark Glicksman (Lighting Operator
Randall King (Set Designer)

The cast is:

Nikki Bromberg (Linus Van Pelt)
Caitlyn Colgan (Lucy Van Pelt)
Sean Collins (Schroeder)
Mara Felice (Patty)
Nicolas Gahman (Snoopy)
Jason Schaum (Charlie Brown)

Theater/Organization Playcrafters of Skippack
Theater/Organization Website:

Theater/Organization Address: 2011 Store Road Skippack, Pennsylvania 19474 (Map It)
Theater/Organization Phone: (610) 584-4005

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