Curtain Friday, 25 April, at the Prospect Playhouse in Red Bay
You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown is set to open on the Playhouse Stage shortly.
With dialogue taken directly from Charles Schulz popular comic strip Peanuts, the production consists of a number of short character sketches covering a day in the life of Charlie Brown.
The musical – staged by the Cayman Drama Society – opens on Friday, April 25 at 7.30pm for a two-week run.
Director Mary Anne Kosa said the production will appeal to both adults and children alike.
‘I first saw You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown in Toronto when I was about 17 in the early 1970s and loved it.
‘As a matter of fact this was the first musical that I directed at the first high school I taught in I chose it because it is such a likeable and manageable show,’ Mary Anne, a retired music teacher said.
‘At the last Cayman Drama Society production meeting I noticed there were no musicals scheduled for this year and felt YAGMCB was the perfect fit, both for the CDS and for Cayman.’
YAGMCB originated off Broadway, New York, in 1967. The show was later revived in the 90s and was nominated for four – and won two – Tony Awards.
The cast of six consists of veteran CDS members and new thespians to the Playhouse stage.
‘Casting musicals is often very difficult, but I really feel I have a cast of professional quality,’ Mary Anne said. ‘Two are music teachers and the other four all regularly perform in musical theatre,’
The cast will be supported by a live ensemble as well as special guest appearance by dancer Stacie Sybersma.
A preview of YAGMCB will be shown at Books & Books, Camana Bay on Saturday, 19 February at 4pm. Guests are invited to come along and get a taste of the show and browse through a selection of Schulz books available.
The show will be staged Friday and Saturdays, 7.30pm, Sundays at 6.30pm until 11 May. Tickets are $25. Admission for children and students is $15. Call the box office on 949-5054.
Dan Twist – Charlie Brown
Peter O’Donnell – Linus
Dori Stayton – Lucy
Joyce Fell – Sally
Eric Stachelski – Schroder
Frank Braccia – Snoopy
Mary Anne Kosa – Director
Phil Pace – Producer
Nicky White – Accompanist
Peter Pasold – Set construction
Guest appearance by Stacie Sybersma