Join Sally, Lucy, Schroder, Linus, and all of your favorite Peanuts as Wellesley Theatre Project (WTP), presents YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN on Friday, December 17th at 5pm and 8pm, and Saturday, December 18th and Sunday, December 19th at 2pm and 5pm. All performances will take place at the Sorenson Center at Babson College, located at 19 Babson College Drive, Wellesley, MA 02482. Tickets are priced $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors, and may be purchased online in advance, or at the door for $18 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. Masking and proof of vaccination are required for admission to performances, or – for attendees unable to be vaccinated – proof of negative test within 72 hours will be required.
YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN, follows an average day in the life of Charlie Brown as he navigates lunch, Valentine’s Day, and baseball season with both wild optimism and utter despair. This musical is based on the Comic Strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz and includes loved comic book friends Lucy, Schroeder, Linus, Peppermint Patty, and Snoopy. WTP will perform the Broadway revival version featuring updated orchestrations, and two brand new songs.
YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN features two talented casts, composed of 55 students between the ages of seven and eighteen. Cast members of YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN reside in Wellesley as well as neighboring communities including Natick, Needham, Newton, Chestnut Hill, Waltham, Wayland, Dedham, Waban, Norfolk, North Easton, and Lexington. The production staff includes: Hillary C. Drew, Director; Eric Anderson Jr, Music Director; Julia Deter, Choreographer; Alexa Brooke Lambert, Stage Manager & Prop Master; Ben Rush, Scenic Designer; Ash Long, Costume Designer, Bec Lowe; Assistant Costume Designer, and SeifAllah Salotto-Cristobal, Lighting Designer. Based on the Comic Strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz, YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN book, music and lyrics are by Clark Gesner, with additional dialogue by Michael Mayer and additional music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. The production is produced through special arrangements with Concord Theatricals.
Wellesley Theatre Project is an arts academy and a Wellesley nonprofit devoted to providing students (PreK – 12th Grade) with the opportunity to study and experience theatre and performing arts through year round classes, staged productions, workshops and summer camps. Upcoming WTP performances include Best of Broadway Jr. Revue, also on December 18th & 19th at Babson College’s Sorenson Center for the Arts. Tickets are available at http://wellesleytheatreproject.org. Registration is open for WTP’s Winter/Spring semester, which includes weekly classes in theatre, acting, musical theatre dance, private voice lessons, and musical theatre for students Kindergarten through 12th grade. In addition, registration is open for WTP’s Winter/Spring productions of The Wizard of Oz, Youth Edition (Grades 2nd- 12th) and Spring Awakening (Audition Only- Grades 9th-12th).
For more information about YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN or other Wellesley Theatre Project classes and productions, please visit www.wellesleytheatreproject.org or call 781- 235-1550.