AUDITIONS

You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown

Based on The Comic by

Charles M. Schulz 
Book, Music and Lyrics by  

Clark Gesner 

Title: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Author: Clark Gesner

Director: Erin Ward

Assistant Director: Marc Bonham

Vocal Director: Jerri Myers

Run:  July 22 – August 7, 2022

Thursday, July 28 at 7:00 pm, Fridays at 7:00 pm

Saturdays at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm (July 30 only: 10:00 am and 7:00 pm) Sundays at 2:00 pm

 

Audition Dates: Open Call

Date: April 23, 2022

Times: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (lunch break 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm)

 

Callbacks (Invite Only)

Date: April 24, 2022

Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: Imagination Theater

100 Placerville Drive

 

Rehearsal Times

Expected Days and Times: Approximately 20 hours per week throughout June and July, as well as limited days/hours in May. Expect this production to be your summer job, as we are keeping track of hours and paying small stipends to cast and crew. Both weekdays and some weekends will be required.

 

Location: Imagination Theater; Alternative location in June TBD

 

Audition Requirements

Bring a headshot and resume. Be ready to read from provided “sides”.

Prepare a 2-minute vocal audition using a song from the show or another musical that showcases your vocal ability. Backup tracks can be on your phone and may not include vocals. No acapella auditions, please.

 

Brief Synopsis:

Happiness is great musical theatre! With charm, wit, and heart, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown explores life through the eyes of Charlie Brown and his friends in the Peanuts gang. This revue of songs and vignettes, based on the beloved Charles Schulz comic strip, is the ideal first show for those who would like to do a musical. Musical numbers include “My Blanket and Me,” “The Kite,” “The Baseball Game,” “Little Known Facts,” “Suppertime,” and “Happiness.” Guaranteed to please audiences of all ages!

 

Casting the following roles:

 

CHARLIE BROWN (Male, age 12-18): A lovable loser, a child possessed of endless determination and hope, but who is ultimately dominated by his insecurities and a “permanent case of bad luck”. He is often taken advantage of by his peers.

 

SALLY BROWN (Female, age 12-18): Charlie Brown’s younger sister. Sally has a “take it easy” approach to life, preferring to slide by while doing as little work as possible. She is hopelessly in love with Linus. Sally has philosophies on life, although they are not always the most well thought out philosophies.

 

LUCY VAN PELT (Female, age 12-18): A crabby, bossy, selfish girl! She is especially mean to Charlie Brown and her “stupid” little brother Linus. Lucy is in love with Schroeder, who has NO interest in her whatsoever. Lucy is loud, obnoxious and has a very strong personality.

 

LINUS VAN PELT (Male, age 12-18): ​​Lucy’s little brother and Charlie Brown’s best friend. Linus always means well and tries to smooth over any storms that arise amongst the gang. A source of frustration for him is Lucy, who always belittles him, particularly over his “stupid blanket,” which is always at his side.

 

SCHROEDER (Male, age 12-18): He has a precocious skill at playing the piano, as well as by his love of classical music and the composer Ludwig van Beethoven. Lucy is infatuated with Schroeder, but since Beethoven was a lifelong bachelor, Schroeder feels that he must emulate every aspect of his idol’s life. *Playing piano is a plus, but is not required!

 

SNOOPY (Any gender, age 12-18): Charlie Brown’s pet beagle, who is owned and cared for by Charlie Brown, although at times it is not clear who is in charge. Snoopy is blessed with a rich fantasy life.

 

*Ages may be slightly younger or older at director’s discretion.