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Coe theatre presents "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown"

Extra: Rod Pritchard, Secretary of the College
(319) 399-8605 or rpritcha@coe.edu

2017-01-17 15:24:34 - General

The Coe College Department of Theatre Arts will present the popular musical "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown" based on the original comic strip "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schultz. Performances will be held Feb. 3-5 and 9-11 in the Dows Theatre on the Coe College campus. Each performance will begin at 7:30 p.m., with the exception of the Sunday, Feb. 5 show, which starts at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased online at coe.edu/boxoffice, at the door, or by calling the Coe College Box Office at 319-399-8600, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Bursting with new life and fresh orchestrations, the beloved characters from the mind of Schultz will leap into song at Coe College. "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown" follows the title character and his neighborhood friends Linus, Lucy, Schroeder and Sally - as well as his iconic dog Snoopy - through a typical year in the life of a young person trying to figure out the world. Watch Charlie navigate the existential crises that are the stuff of childhood: school, family, baseball, kites and even the dawning awareness of a Little Red Haired Girl. The musical features the original Clark Gesner songs with new arrangements along with two new songs by Andrew Lippa ("The Addams Family").

The book, music and lyrics are written by Gesner, with additional dialogue written by Michael Mayer. Additional music and lyrics are written by Lippa. Featuring an all-student cast, the musical will be guest directed by Christopher Okiishi, with musical direction by Michelle Perrin Blair.

For more information, please call 319-399-8600 or visit theatre.coe.edu.

Coe students Ayman Handal (as Schroeder), Aimee Hyndman (as Lucy), Brenna Kerwin (as Charlie Brown), Claire Tollefsrud (as Sally) and Andrew Gunsch (as Linus) are featured in the Coe College Theatre Arts production of "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown."
Coe students Ayman Handal (as Schroeder), Aimee Hyndman (as Lucy), Brenna Kerwin (as Charlie Brown), Claire Tollefsrud (as Sally) and Andrew Gunsch (as Linus) are featured in the Coe College Theatre Arts production of "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown." Not pictured is Janelle Oster (as Snoopy).