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You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, by Clark Gesner
Wow!
Monday, June 8, 2009
4.5
I've seen a few shows at this theater in the past and I have to say that this is the most fun theatrical viewing experience I've had in a long time. Granted, I've never seen this show before but this production is GREAT. I'm going back this week and taking my grandson.

The set is sparse but very cute, the costumes are adorable and the talent is amazing.

Talent highlights were Courtney Bozaich as Sally, who drew they eye with her amazing facial expressions everytime she was on stage and Tate LeClair as Linus - stealing almost every scene he was in. Sara Wells Martin has a belt on her that I believe really could bowl a person over if it came out of her mouth directly to your face as it did Charlie Brown in one scene. Unfortunately, Stephen Rice's voice was lost from time to time during his song, buried underneath the chorus going on around him. Dustin Smith was very entertaining as Snoopy and his Suppertime number was house rousing. I didn't really enjoy the Red Baron monologue at the top of act 2, though. It kind of felt like he was performing a monologue instead of really taking us there with him to fight the Red Baron. Kudos to him for laying face down in the doghouse for so long at the top of the show with his head unsupported. It did not look terribly comfortable. Jacob Furse really reminded me of Charlie Brown from time to time with his wide eyed bemusement and dejection.

Costuming was dead on, I thought. The colors and design were wonderfully evocative of the original Peanuts drawings. The set really got out of the way of the perfomances while being appropriately whimisical. I thought the musical ensemble was proficient and never overpowered the production which has occasionally been a problem in musicals in this theater previously.

I'm not a terribly hard theater patron to please. All I asked is to be entertained. This show did that to a surprising degree.

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