You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Musical

Writers: Clark Gesner

Overview

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Music
Lyrics
Based on the Play/Book/Film
Peanuts comic strip by Charles Schulz
Category
Musical
Number of Acts
1
First Produced
1967
Genres
Comedy
Settings
Simple/No Set
Time & Place
various places in charlie brown’s life -- school, outside his house, the baseball field, etc--now.
Cast Size
small
Orchestra Size
Small
Dancing
Musical Staging
Ideal for
College/University, Community Theatre, Diverse Cast, Elementary School, Ensemble Cast, High School, Middle School, Professional Theatre, Regional Theatre, Religious Groups, Small Cast
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes young adult, adult characters

Synopsis

Charles Schulz’s beloved comic comes to life in Clark Gesner’s classic musical, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. The whole gang is here: bossy Lucy is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder who doesn’t give her the time of day, perfectionist Sally is still mocking blanket-toting Linus, Snoopy is in the doghouse, and “blockhead,” himself, Charlie Brown, is in rare form. Brief vignettes span the months from Valentine’s Day to Beethoven Day, from wild optimism to utter despair. In this revised version, with additional music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and dialogue by Michael Mayer, the sweet, joyful innocence of the Peanuts gang is maintained, but a fresh insouciance and playfulness is revealed. The new 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.

Lead Characters