Redmond High School (RHS) students will give six performances of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” from Oct. 26-28 and Nov. 2-4, 2018.
“Cartoonist Charles Schultz strikes the perfect balance between childhood joy and adult existential angst,” said Pat Tellinghusen, director of the musical and RHS drama coach. “Students are having a blast playing children and adults will enjoy the deeper themes. This musical appeals to people of all ages.”
Sophomore Jeffrey Richards plays the title role, the child-like Charlie Brown, who looks for meaning in life, and junior Laynie Peugh plays his nemesis, Lucy Van Pelt, who points out Charlie Brown’s every flaw, Tellinghusen explained.
The cast will perform excerpts from the musical for Redmond Early Learning Center kindergartners and hold a preview performance for elementary and middle school students in Redmond.
Tickets are available now at redmondhs.seatyourself.biz. Students pay $5, seniors pay $8 and adults pay $12. Children under five are admitted free of charge.
All performance times are scheduled for 7 p.m., except two matinees scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 28 and Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2 p.m.
This musical is based on the comic strip “Peanuts®” by Charles M. Schultz, books, music and lyrics by Clark M. Gesner, and used with permission by Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.