WVWC Department of Theatre and Dance to present ‘You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown’ Feb. 22-24

BUCKHANNON, West Virginia – The West Virginia Wesleyan College Department of Theatre & Dance presents “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” based on the comic strip by Charles Schulz, Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 22-24 at 7:30 p.m. and also Saturday, Feb. 24 at noon in the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are available at the door one hour prior to curtain and are $10 for general admission, $5 for seniors, students or anyone with a WVWC ID. 

In the musical Charlie Brown and the beloved Peanuts gang explore life’s great questions as they struggle with homework, sing songs, swoon over their crushes, and celebrate the joy of friendship. The show runs just over one hour, with no intermission, and is appropriate for audiences of all ages.

This revival version was presented on Broadway in 1999, featuring book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner and additional dialogue by Michael Mayer, additional music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and Tony Award-winning performances by Roger Bart as Snoopy and Kristin Chenoweth as Sally. 

Wesleyan’s cast includes junior musical theater majors Ben Long ‘25, of Buckhannon, West VIrginia, as Schroeder and Sydney Stewart ‘25,  of Barboursville, West Virginia, as Lucy, freshman biology major Kaylie “Kai” Toler ‘27, of Harts, West Virginia, as Woodstock and Peppermint Patty, freshman English major Amelia Hughes ‘27, of Bridgeport, West Virginia,  as Sally, senior biochemistry major Owen Hess ‘24, of Bridgeport, West Virginia,  as Linus, sophomore musical theater/communications double-majors Ashton Nardella ‘26, of Bridgeport, West Virginia, as Snoopy, and Julius Pretlow ‘26,  of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in the titular role of Charlie Brown.

Senior acting/directing major Ellery Brown ‘24, of Bay City, Michigan, serves as assistant director and stage manager, assisted by freshman business administration major Christina Green ‘27, of Huntington, West VIrginia. Additional crew includes costume designs by freshman psychology major Kostadena Matina Hartley ‘27, of Las Vegas, Nevada, properties design by junior psychology major Cam McGriff ‘25, of Wilmington, Delaware, sound design by freshman acting/directing major Rhyan Sebring ‘27, of Caldwell, Ohio, social media outreach by freshman computer science major Tawny Haines ‘27, of Romney, West Virginia, and deck chief freshman acting/directing major Elijah Dickey ‘27, of Chloe, West Virginia, with scenic and lighting designs by David Hartley, Director of Technical Theater. Musical direction is provided by Associate Professor of Music, Dr. R. Daniel Hughes while Adjunct Instructor and Dance Team Coach Lesa Dencklau serves as choreographer. The musical is directed by Associate Professor of Theatre Arts Thomas Schoffler. 

“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC.

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