The iconic and endearing characters of the comic strip, Peanuts, created by Charles Schultz will be brought to the stage by Vaudeville Theatre Company and Create Cebu from February 17-19 at SM City Cebu.
The 1967 musical comedy, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown was created by Clark Gesner and was originally staged off-Broadway.
It has become a symbol of childhood memories and innocence. I remember watching this musical when I was younger and singing along with the Peanuts Gang.
If you're part of the Baby Boomer generation or Generation X, you'll be able to recognize and relate to Charlie Brown, Sally Brown, Lucy and Linus Van Pelt, Schroeder, Marcie and Peppermint Patty. And who can forget about Snoopy and his bestfriend Woodstock.
The musical can be best described as A Day in the Life of Charlie Brown. It's a rollercoaster kinda day for our protagonist as he goes through his daily routine.
Charlie Brown's journey of finding what it means to be a "good man" will lead him to a simple realization.
The most popular song of the musical is "Happiness". It's lyrics invokes a kind of naivete that only children possess. The song is also a favorite of Lea Salonga and she sings this in her concerts together with her brother, Gerald.
|Some of the cast members|
Cebuanos are lucky to have the opportunity to watch the production as it will be staged in SM City Cebu Cinema 1 from February 17-19.
Gala performances will be on February 17th and 18th at 7:00PM. Free Seating Prices are at 500php while Reserved Seating is at 800php.
Matinee performances are on February 18th and 19th at 2:00PM. Free Seating Prices are at 300php and Reserved Seating Price is at 500php.
You can purchase your tickets at the following branches of Shakey's for Matinee Free Seating: IT Park, SM City Cebu, Ayala Center Cebu and Robinsons Cybergate.
You can also buy tickets at the Vaudeville Theatre Company Office located at Ground floor, Tango Plaza Bldg (in front of Redemptorist Church), Queens Road.
Let's support this wonderful local production that aims to involve and nurture the talents of students and young professionals in the teatre arts. A few weeks ago, I was able to watch the group perform some excerpts from the musical comedy.
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown is directed by Vaudeville Theatre Company founder, Penny Ong. Choreography by Vincent Paul Diez Gaton and Musical Direction by songwriter Jude Gitamondoc.