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You blockhead! Wilkes University sings ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ Feb. 17-26

You blockhead! Wilkes University sings ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ Feb. 17-26
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From a press release:

Wilkes University Theatre will present the musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” with music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, based on the Charles Schulz comic strip. Performances are Feb. 17, 18, 24, and 25 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 19 and 26 at 2 p.m. at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts (239 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre).

This updated version of the 1967 classic is directed by assistant professor of theatre Jon Liebetrau, with musical direction from Ken McGraw, music theater director, and choreography by faculty of practice Lynne Mariani. The Peanuts gang – Charlie, his sister Sally, Lucy, Schroeder, Linus and, of course, his best pal Snoopy – sing and dance their philosophy of life to remind us that it’s the little moments that make all the difference.

General admission is $10, $5 for students and seniors, and free for all Wilkes students, faculty, and staff with ID. For more information, call the box office at 570-408-4540.

Wilkes University (84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre) is an independent institution of higher education dedicated to academic and intellectual excellence through mentoring in the liberal arts, sciences, and professional programs. Founded in 1933, the university is on a mission to create one of the great small universities, offering all of the programs, activities, and opportunities of a large research university in the intimate, caring, and mentoring environment of a small liberal arts college, at a cost that is increasingly competitive with public universities. The Economist named Wilkes 25th in the nation for the value of its education for graduates.

In addition to 42 bachelor degree programs, Wilkes offers 25 master’s degree programs and four doctoral/terminal degree programs, including the doctor of nursing practice, doctor of education, doctor of pharmacy, and master of fine arts in creative writing.