The round headed kid returns to CU theatre after a 10 year hiatus! Based on the famous comic strip "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schultz, You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown is a heartwarming, fun-loving musical that the whole family will enjoy. It's a typically challenging day in the life of Charlie Brown, from trying to get his kite to fly to trying to find the nerve to talk to that cute little red-haired girl. Meanwhile, Charlie's friends – and even his dog, Snoopy – face challenges of their own in their pursuit of that fleeting thing called happiness.
Based on the comic strip "Peanuts" by: Charlem M. Schultz | Book, music and lyrics by: Clark Gesner
Additional dialogue by: Michael Mayer | Additional music by: Andrew Lippa
Directed by: Tom Kaechele
Musical direction by: Randall Wm. Burghart
Stage manager: Bethany Brown
Assistant stage manager: Anne Hansen
Charlie Brown – Shane Hurst (The 39 Steps, The Sound of Music, A Little Princess, Arsenic and Old Lace, Into the Woods, A Midsummer Night's Dream)
Lucy VanPelt – Laura Barbieri (The Drowsy Chaperone)
Sally Brown – Grace Patton (The Sound of Music, Scuba Lessons, A Little Princess, The 1940s Radio Hour, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee)
Snoopy – Chris VanDer Ark (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee)
Schroeder – Josiah Duff (CU Theatre debut)
Linus VanPelt – Ben Utter (CU Theatre debut)
Feb. 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 at 7:30 p.m. | Feb. 16, 17, 23, 24 at 2:30 p.m.
School Matinee – Friday, Feb. 22 at 10 a.m.
$14 adults | $12 students/seniors
Order online or call 616.516.0000.
Learn more about these and other events throughout our season by visiting our Special Events page.
- Opening Night Dessert Reception – Friday, Feb. 15 Enjoy delicious post-show desserts and meet the cast and crew of the show!
- Friday Night Talk Back – Feb. 22 The directors, cast and crew of You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown give you insider information on the show.
- Alumni VIP Reception – Feb. 22 Spend intermission with fellow alumni, enjoying refreshments that take their cues from You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown.
- School Matinee Performances – Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. Bring your English and theatre students to a special performance of You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown.
by Phrene Hoeksema