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Actor's Rep presenting "You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown": A Show Hard Not to Like
This “hard not to like” musical for the whole family previews Thursday, August 9, and opens Friday, August 10 in the Bhetty Waldron Theatre at Bob Carter’s Actor’s Workshop & Repertory Co. at 1009 N Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach, Florida.
• Based on the Comic Strip "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schulz
• Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner
• Originally Produced in New York by Arthur Whitelaw and Gene Persson
• Originally Directed in New York by Joseph Hardy
This “hard not to like” musical for the whole family previews Thursday, August 9, and opens Friday, August 10 in the Bhetty Waldron Theatre at Bob Carter’s Actor’s Workshop & Repertory Co. at 1009 N Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach. There will be three weekends of performances, August 10 – 26 Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Preview night the tickets are $20 adults, $10 students and all other shows, $25 adults, $15 students.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.boxofficetickets.com or www.actorsrep.org.
According to Don Leavitt, of the Utah Shakespeare Festival, “It's hard not to like ‘Peanuts’, and even harder not to like You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Most everyone can easily identify with Charlie Brown—the feeling of awkwardness, of never quite being in sync with the people around us, and the fear that no matter how hard we try, things might never, ever work out the way we want them to. But Charlie Brown also reminds us that there is a lot of happiness to be found in life, no matter how badly things may seem to go, and that true happiness is found in relatively simple things,” which the audience learns in the finale.
At Actor’s Rep, the show, with director Kimberly Rommel-Enright of Jupiter and musical director/choreographer Helen Buttery of Lake Worth, will be performed by alternating casts of teens, with some role trading. Most of the cast are from the Rep’s acting classes and workshops.
The cast members are:
Charlie Brown: Taige Mills
Linus: Alec Ruiz
Lucy: Sarah Hardwick
Schroeder: Jonathan Raffoul
Peppermint Patty: Analisa Ruiz
Snoopy: Jonathan Clarke
Sally: Melissa Gonzalez
Marcie: Jaycie Cohen
Charlie Brown: Taige Mills
Linus: Jonathan Raffoul
Lucy: Melissa Gonzalez
Schroeder: Jonathan Clarke
Peppermint Patty: Jaycie Cohen
Snoopy: Alec Ruiz
Sally: Sarah Hardwick
Marcie: Analisa Ruiz
Hometowns of cast members.
Taige Mills: Greenacres
Alec and Analisa Ruiz: Wellington
Sarah Hardwick: West Palm Beach
Jonathan Raffoul: Boynton Beach
Jonathan Clarke: West Palm Beach
Melissa Gonzalez: West Palm Beach
Jaycie Cohen: Lake Worth