Good Grief - Charlie Brown and Peanuts Gang Come to Life in Production at Historic Philadelphia Theater

Good Grief! The “Peanuts” characters will be brought to life on the Plays & Players main stage during the musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” on Thursday, April 21, 2005 at 8pm; Friday, April 22, 2005 at 8pm; Saturday April 23, 2005 at 2pm and 8pm; Sunday, April 24, 2005 at 2pm and 7pm, Saturday, April 30, 2005 at 2pm only, and Sunday May 1, 2005 at 2pm and 7pm. Based on the popular Charles Schultz comic strip, this "gentle, wise, very cheering entertainment" (New York Times) highlights a day-in-the-life of Charlie Brown (Wesley Stohler), his dog, Snoopy (Rob Penn), his sister, Sally (Christine Riggio), and their friends, Lucy (Debbi Bauml), Linus (Jason Stump), and Schroeder (James lane). Bringing the Peanuts gang to life are director Bill Egan, musical director Lance Moore and choreographer Christine Riggio.

(PRWEB) April 14, 2005 -- Good Grief! The “Peanuts” characters will be brought to life on the Plays & Players main stage during the musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” on Thursday, April 21, 2005 at 8pm; Friday, April 22, 2005 at 8pm; Saturday April 23, 2005 at 2pm and 8pm; Sunday, April 24, 2005 at 2pm and 7pm, Saturday, April 30, 2005 at 2pm only, and Sunday May 1, 2005 at 2pm and 7pm. Based on the popular Charles Schultz comic strip, this "gentle, wise, very cheering entertainment" (New York Times) highlights a day-in-the-life of Charlie Brown (Wesley Stohler), his dog, Snoopy (Rob Penn), his sister, Sally (Christine Riggio), and their friends, Lucy (Debbi Bauml), Linus (Jason Stump), and Schroeder (James lane). Bringing the Peanuts gang to life are director Bill Egan, musical director Lance Moore and choreographer Christine Riggio.

For more than 50 years, the world has laughed, sighed and identified with Charlie Brown and his Peanuts friends through comics, television and stage. Clark Gesner wrote the original play, music and lyrics. In its Broadway revival of 1999, the production was re-imagined by the creative team of Michael Mayer and Andrew Lippa (composer/lyricist of the Off-Broadway Wild Party) – with the blessing of Mr. Schultz. The new version received four Tony nominations: Best Revival of a Musical, Best Director, Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Roger Bart, Snoopy) and Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Kristin Chenowith, Sally). This truly is a brand new look at the wildly popular show and it will be entertainment the whole family can enjoy!

Plays and Players Theatre is located at 1714 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA. Tickets are available at the Plays & Players box office thirty minutes before show time. Children’s (12 and under) tickets are seven dollars and adult tickets are ten dollars. Reservations can be made at www.plays-players.org. Plays & Players members attend for free. Groups of 15 or more will receive a special 10% discount on the ticket price. Groups can make advance reservations by calling (215) 735-0630 or by emailing e-mail protected from spam bots.    

Plays and Players is a non-profit community theatre group, and is one of the oldest continuously operating community theaters in America. Having remained open since its first production, Plays & Players has produced theater through world wars and the Depression. It was the home of the First Korean Congress in 1919. Housed in the theater are original murals painted by Edith Emerson as well as historical tiles, which decorate the lobby.

Plays & Players is dedicated to enhancing the community’s interest and hands-on experience in the arts, providing a free forum for community members to actively participate in theater, and to maintain and oversee the operations of the historically registered playhouse. Visit www.plays-players.org, call (215) 735-0630 or e-mail Jessica Herwick at e-mail protected from spam bots for information about upcoming productions, auditions, social programs and rental opportunities.

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