Charles Schulz’s beloved comic comes to life on the Oakdale High School stage with performances of ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.’
Under the direction of drama teacher Bryan Mills, the show will be presented on Friday, Oct. 7 and Saturday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $8 at the High School Business office and at the door if available.
The whole gang will be there: bossy Lucy (played by Wizard of Oz star, Grace Buzzini) is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder (junior Devon Doss) who doesn’t give her the time of day, perfectionist Sally (played by veteran actress senior Emily Hudson) is still mocking blanket-toting Linus (newcomer Chris Fowler), Snoopy (a dynamic character actor Steven Elizando) is in the doghouse, and “blockhead,” himself, Charlie Brown (vice president of the drama club, senior, Jacob Holdaway), is in rare form.
Brief vignettes span the months from Valentine’s Day to Beethoven Day, from wild optimism to utter despair. The sweet, joyful innocence of the Peanuts gang is maintained, but a fresh insouciance and playfulness is revealed. The new revised 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 fun for the entire family.