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Charlie Brown hits the stage starting Friday

The cast of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” practiced at Somerset High School on Tuesday, Nov. 25. Front row, from left: Kylie Anderson as Snoopy, Jacqueline Martell as Lucy, Brit Jackson as Freida, Cade Colbeth as Charlie Brown, Datka Mimbaeva as the little red headed girl, Sally Bodlovick as Peppermint Patty. Back row, from left: Zeb Rivard and Braeden Lange Green as Linus. (Photo by Sarah Young) 1 / 3
Lucy, played by Jacqueline Martell, serenades Schroeder, played by Nikki Quaderer, during a practice run of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” on Tuesday, Nov. 25, at Somerset High School. (Photo by Sarah Young) 2 / 3
Linus (right, played by Braeden Lange Green) and Lucy (left, played by Jacqueline Martell) help Charlie Brown (center, played by Cade Colbeth) go over the reasons why he shouldn’t feel so inferior, during a play practice on Tuesday, Nov. 25. (Photo by Sarah Young) 3 / 3

See the Peanuts gang in “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” performed live by Somerset High School. The must-see show features many of Somerset’s finest actors and actresses. The story is based on Charles Schultz’s loveable characters from the cartoon strip “Charlie Brown.” Charlie Brown and his friends are trying to navigate the perilous world of childhood, and they learn many lessons about friendship, happiness and growing up along the way.

According to director Carolyn Spoerl, “Charlie Brown” was chosen because it has many parts for an ensemble cast, plus is a family friendly show.

“The most challenging part for the students has been that some roles are double cast, so all the students have had to learn how to interact with different actors playing the same character,” Spoerl said. “I am excited for the audience to see all of the hard work the students have put in and some of the iconic Charlie Brown moments including a flying kite, Lucy egging on Charlie Brown and Linus with his blanket. The students have grown so much over the course of the show, especially in getting into the character of a young child.”

Performance dates are Friday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 6, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. Tickets for the performance will be available at the door for $6, or by contacting Carolyn Spoerl at for advance tickets for $5.

Compiled by Sarah Young