Wilkes-Barre high schools’ Wolfpack Players present ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ Feb. 25-28
From a press release:
Charles M. Schulz’s beloved comic strip “Peanuts” comes to life in Clark Gesner’s classic show. The whole gang is here: bossy Lucy is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder who doesn’t give her the time of day, perfectionist Sally is still mocking blanket-toting Linus, Snoopy is in the doghouse, and the “blockhead” himself, Charlie Brown, is in rare form.
Brief vignettes span the months from Valentine’s Day to Beethoven Day, from wild optimism to utter despair. The Peanuts explore life’s great questions as they play baseball, struggle with homework, sing songs, swoon over their crushes, and celebrate the joy of friendship.
In this revised version, with additional music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and dialogue by Michael Mayer, the sweet, joyful innocence of the Peanuts gang is maintained, but a fresh insouciance and playfulness is revealed. The script features two new songs, particularly funny dialogue, and catchy orchestrations. 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 a feelgood musical for all ages.
Reestablished when Alice Y. Lyons took over the helm of advisor/director during the 2003-2004 school year, the Wolfpack Players Drama Club has blossomed into one of the best high school drama clubs in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Through extreme dedication and talent, the players put on three productions a year – two main stage musicals and a main stage play.
Show dates at GAR High School (250 S. Grant St., Wilkes-Barre) are Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.;
Friday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 28 at 2 p.m.
Tickets, which are $10, must be purchased in advance. There will be a limit of 125 tickets sold per performance, and there will be no general admission tickets sold at the door. Patrons must request the exact amount of tickets for their party to be seated together, and every family/group will have assigned seats to accommodate proper social distancing. Seating charts will be created on a first-come, first-served basis. There can be no requests for seating in particular sections, unless handicap accessibility is needed.
Tickets can be reserved and paid for in advance by contacting Alice Lyons via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 570-826-7111, ext. 5201. For all requests, include a full name, number of tickets requested, phone number, and show date requested. Patrons will receive an email confirmation or will be called back within 24 hours to arrange payment. There will be no payments on the day of the show; all tickets must be paid for in advance and are nonrefundable.
Masks must be worn at all times that cover both the nose and mouth and are secured tightly on the face. There will be hand sanitizing stations throughout the auditorium and lobby.
For more details, visit the Facebook event page.
Charlie Brown: Jesse Kosierowski
Schroeder: Nate Scullion
Linus: Kaiden Harris
Lucy: Trinity Hull (Thursday and Saturday) and Lindsay Sherrick (Friday and Sunday)
Sally: Eowynn Bogdon (Friday and Sunday) and Sydney Tellis (Thursday and Saturday)
Snoopy: Hannah Fox (Thursday and Saturday) and Gracie Sinclair (Friday and Sunday)
The Little Red-Headed Girl: Kayleigh Bergold
Peppermint Patty: Allison Lussi
Pigpen: Ian Padden
Marcie: Lauren Martin
Violet: Eowynn Bogdon (Thursday and Saturday) and Sydney Tellis (Friday and Sunday)
Frieda: Trinity Hull (Friday and Sunday) and Lindsay Sherrick (Thursday and Saturday)
Rerun: Hannah Fox (Friday and Sunday) and Gracie Sinclair (Thursday and Saturday)
Director: Alice Y. Lyons
Musical Director: Joelle DeLuca
Choreographer: Jamie Burns
Assistant Director: Lou Lyons
Costumer: Lisa Y. Fink
Stage Manager/Mic Operator: Abby Colleran
Assistant Stage Manager/Costume Assistant: Lily Abreu
Music Operator: Kayla Rhodes
Spotlight Operator: Paige Watkins
Rehearsal Assistant/Mic Operator Intern/Stage Crew: Cody Muller
In the event the shows cannot be held in front of a live audience due to COVID-19, the performances of the two different casts will be professionally recorded and edited into a video performance, and streaming capability will be sent to all patrons. Streaming dates will be March 11-14. The streaming ticket will be $20 for unlimited viewings during those four dates. Patrons may choose to have the rest of the money spent on tickets refunded or they can donate the money to the drama club.