You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown

Presented by University of Melbourne Music Theatre Association (UMMTA)

Charles Schulz’s beloved comic comes to life in Clark Gesner’s classic musical. The whole gang’s here! Bossy Lucy (Adeline Hunter) is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder (Melanie Verhagen) who doesn’t give her the time of day. Perfectionist Sally (Hayley Edwards) is still mocking blanket-toting Linus (Peter Lejins). Snoopy (Guy Webster) is in the doghouse, and “blockhead” himself, Charlie Brown (John Sharp), is in rare form.
Join the gang on vignettes spanning the months from Valentine’s Day to Beethoven Day, from wild optimism to utter despair. Experience the sweet and joyful innocence of the Peanuts gang we all know and love, but with a fresh splash of insouciance and playfulness.
Whether you’re keen to fly with the Red Baron, moon over the Moonlight Sonata, or just do your best to find “Happiness” – “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” is the classic for you.
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Performance Dates

Thursday 13 May at 7:30pm *Opening Night*
Friday 14 May at 7:30pm
Saturday 15 May at 2:00pm
Saturday 15 May at 7:30pm
Sunday 16 May at 12:30pm
Sunday 16 May at 6:00pm *Closing Night*
All performances will be captioned.

Venue

St Ambrose Hall, 3 Dawson St, Brunswick VIC 3056

Tickets

Concession / Student: $25
Adult: $29
Tickets now available at: ummtacharliebrown.iwannaticket.com.au
UMMTA is committed to making performances accessible to the widest possible audience. We recognise that there may be a variety of barriers to attending theatre; financial, distance and travel time, and more. UMMTA has a limited number of discounted tickets for each show to help reduce these barriers. If you believe these barriers (or others) prevent you from attending the show, please contact the Equity Officer Megan Carney through email (charliebrown@ummta.org) with your preferred performance date. Please note that your tickets will only be confirmed once you have received confirmation from our Equity Officer.

Accessibility

The venue is a short walk (2 minutes / 140 metres) from the Dawson Street / Glenlyon Road (Stop 21) number 19 tram stop along Sydney Road. The venue is also a short walk (5 minutes / 450 metres) from Brunswick Station. There is a car park adjacent to the venue with disability parking spaces. The venue is wheelchair accessible. This is a COVID-safe event.

Acknowledgements

UMMTA acknowledges that we gather, work, and perform on the land of the Wurundjeri People. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.
Based on The Comic Strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Clark Gesner
Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer
Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Original Direction for this version of “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” by Michael Mayer
Originally Produced in New York by Arthur Whitelaw and Gene Persson
“You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” is presented by permission of ORiGiN™ Theatrical on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC

Enquiries

For ticketing and accessibility enquiries please email charliebrown@ummta.org or message UMMTA on Facebook.

Production Team

Co-Producer – Liv Jackson
Co-Producer – Tom O’Sullivan
Director – Jared Smith
Movement Director – Teresa Giansiracusa
Music Director – Lachlan MacLaren
Assistant Music Director / Vocal Director – Bella Wiemers
Assistant Music Director / Repetiteur – Charlotte Greenslade
Production Stage Manager – Rachel Dwyer
Deputy Stage Manager – Miranda Larsson
Assistant Stage Manager – Celia Harvey
Costume Designer – Samantha Hastings
Assistant Costume Designer – Becky Silveira
Set Designer – Ella McDermott
Assistant Set Designer – Helena Cui
Lighting Designer – Natalya Shield
Sound Designer – Caidan de Win
Equity Officer – Megan Carney
Publicity Manager – Francis Cao
Assistant Publicity Manager – Liam Harris

Cast

Charlie Brown – John Sharp
Snoopy – Guy Webster
Lucy Van Pelt – Adeline Hunter
Sally Brown – Hayley Edwards
Linus Van Pelt – Peter Lejins
Schroeder – Melanie Verhagen
Dance Captain / Ensemble – Chloe Taylor
Ensemble – Rebecca Cecil
Ensemble – Rayhan Maskun

Band

Keys / Keyboard – Charlotte Greenslade
Electric / Double Bass – Jude Angove
Trap Set / Percussion – Angus McKean
Violin – Charlotte Crowley
Flute – Jenny Wang
Clarinet / Alto Saxophone – Matthew Castle
French Horn – Phoebe Rizzoli