Charlie Brown hits the stage starting Friday
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 email@example.com for advance tickets for $5.
Compiled by Sarah Young