Tickets on sale for FTC's 'Charlie Brown' musical
Ticket sales for the Fredericksburg Theater Company’s summer finale, the Broadway musical, “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” are underway.
Performances for “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” open Aug. 10 and continue through Aug. 19 at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 U.S. 87 South.
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays.
Admission is $29 for adults and $12 for children 17 and under.
Box office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.fredericksburgtheater.org or by calling the box office at 888-669-7114.
For more information, visit at www.fredericksburgtheater.org.
“You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” is a classic Tony-winning musical where Charles Schulz’s beloved comic strip comes to life, explained Steve Reily, FTC executive director.
Featuring Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Schroder, Sally and Snoopy, the show is a series of brief vignettes surrounding a day of the life of Charlie Brown.
Musical numbers include “Snoopy,” “The Doctor Is In,” “The Kite,” “Happiness,” and “Suppertime.”
The Fredericksburg Theater Company production will be performed with a live orchestra.
The musical originally premiered in New York in 1967 and was a runaway hit, playing for five years and 1,597 performances, according to Reily.
It was revived in 1998 for Broadway starring Anthony Rapp, B.D. Wong and Kristen Chenoweth, who won a Tony award for her portrayal of Sally.
In 2016, the show was revived again for an Off-Broadway production, running for a full year.
Cast in the production are Landon Priess as Charlie Brown, Tristen Geren as Snoopy, Kara Kuczkowski as Lucy, David Wilkinson as Schroder, Hailey Knudsen as Sally and Taylor Geren as Linus.
Reily is the director of the production with musical direction by September Van der Stoel and choreography by Rhonda Mann.
Marty Lenard will conduct a live orchestra for the production.
“This is not a children’s show, rather it is a family show,” Reily said. “Just like the comic strip and famous television specials, there is a lot of humor that only adults will catch.”
He said, “The show was a huge Broadway hit and has been a staple of professional and community theaters for over 50 years.”
“The score to Charlie Brown has many wonderful and charming songs in it. This will be a great show to take the entire family to that everyone will find entertaining.”