BWW Reviews: ItÂ's a Good Show, CHARLIE BROWN, at Broad Brook Opera House
Garth West renders a lovable version of that Beethoven-obsessed Schroeder and brings down the house with his gospel-tinged “Beethoven Day.” The star-turn in the cast belongs to Alyse Katherine Pilch. In the 1967 original, the character of Sally, Charlie Brown’s overconfident sister, was actually Patty. In 1999, a switch was made, presumably for the better as Sally is a wonderful comic creation. The part was originated by Kristen Chenoweth in a star-making performance and Pilch follows in her squeaky, comic footsteps. One would have to be a blockhead to miss it.
Photo of Alyse Katherine Pilch and Andrew Smalls by TIna Clark of Viviana’s Photography.