The Secret Theatre
LIC, NY 11101
You're A Good Man Charlie Brown
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 from 1998, 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.
Producer Stephanie Wilson is looking for:
Charlie Brown :" an everyman with ever-changing mood and grace; both befriended by all and ostracised by everyone; a loser-yet-leader who rises out of every downfall with shining hope and determination. AGE 18 - 40 All ethnicities. Male
Lucy Van Pelt: Linus' older sister; a bossy, crabby girl who sometimes torments Charlie Brown; and has a crush on Schroeder. AGE 18 - 40 All ethnicities. Female
Schroeder: A piano-playing character; Lucy's love interest; admirer of Beethoven; Charlie Brown's second best friend after Linus. AGE 18 - 40 All ethnicities. Male
Sally Brown :Charlie Brown's younger sister who has a crush on Linus; often complains or overreacts to situations. AGE 18 - 40 All ethnicities. Female
Snoopy : Charlie Brown's pet dog. Philospher.
Linus Van Pelt: Charlie Brown's blanket-toting best friend; Sally's love interest; the most insecure but the smartest out of all the characters AGE 18 - 40 All ethnicities. Male
Pig Pen : ENSEMBLE ROLE role The character who attracts dust, making him very filthy. AGE 18 - 40 All ethnicities. Male
Violet: ENSEMBLE ROLE Lucy's and Patty's best friend; a mean and snobby girl; served as an early love interest of Charlie Brown AGE 18 - 40 All ethnicities. Female
Frieda: ENSEMBLE ROLE The girl who brags about her "naturally curly hair" and is quite obsessed about her beauty. AGE 18 - 40 All ethnicities. Female
Patty ENSEMBLE ROLE An early character who sometimes bullies the others; served as an early love interest of Charlie Brown. AGE 18 - 40 All ethnicities. Female
Rehearsals will be mostly evenings and weekends. A rehearsal schedule will be posted at auditions. Rehearsals will be at The Secret Theatre or in close by locations in LIC.
*Please bring sheet music to the audition as there will be an accompanist.
April 27, 2017 - May 7, 2017