Charlie Brown Opens Friday

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Kennedale High School is staging a production of the musical, ?You are a Good Man, Charlie Brown,? with three performances scheduled for Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the KISD Performing Arts Center, 901 Wildcat Way. {{more}}
Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for Students/Senior Citizens.
The production involves over 50 KHS students from staging to cast and involves students from KHS theatre and choir departments.
The musical is ?an average day in the life of Charlie Brown.? According to program notes, it really is just that, a day made up of little moments picked from all the days of Charlie Brown, from Valentine?s Day to the baseball season, from wild optimism to utter despair, all mixed in with the lives of his friends (both human and non-human) and strung together on the string of a single day, from bright uncertain morning to hopeful starlit evening.
The musical is based on book, music, and Lyrics by Clark M. Gesner and on the comic strip ?Peanuts? by Charles M. Schulz. This production is directed By Heather Alverson, KHS Theater Director.
  • Charlie Brown- Benjamin Alex Garcia
  • Snoopy-Stefan Gage Tigerina
  • Linus-Terrance Benard
  • Schroeder-Cody Kovar
  • Sally-Kennedy Muzyka
  • Lucy-Karrington Davis
Emily Beck, Alissa Boubel, Gwynith Camp, Bauston Colton, John Corder, Emily Crabtree, Alicia Dailey, Brayden Daniel, Zanah Eggen, Drew Fitch, Emily Fitch, Lauryn Garcia, Eliza Glover, Ashlynn Green, Hailey Green, Ashlyn Greenfield, Alexander Groff, Shelby Flowers, Kameron Henry, Michaela Johnson, Omari Jones, Andrew Long, Jessica Martinez, Samantha Mayer, Sydney Michener, Gabby Mora, Elias Norzad, Sarah Oyegunce, Cody Preston, Danielle Quaye, Makayla Reed, Zackary Saxon, Andrea Stamp, Ariana Williams, Saterrica Willis, Noah Wyckoff, Emily Zepeda

About Charles Schulz

Mr. Schulz died in his sleep at home on February 12, 2000 at around 9:45 pm, from complications arising from colon cancer. The last original Peanuts strip was published the very next day, on Sunday, February 13. Schulz had previously predicted that the strip would outlive him, with his reason being that his comic strips were usually drawn weeks before their publication. Schulz was buried at Pleasant Hills Cemetery in Sebastopol, California.
As part of his will, Schulz requested that the Peanuts characters remain as authentic as possible and that no new comic strips based on them be drawn. United Features had legal ownership of the strip, but honored his wishes, instead syndicating reruns of the strip to newspapers. New television specials have also been produced since Schulz’s death; however, the stories are based on previous strips, and Schulz always stated that Peanuts TV shows were entirely separate from the strip.

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