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You're A Good Man Charlie Brown Question

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You're A Good Man Charlie Brown Question#1
Posted: 3/28/08 at 7:40am
I have a few recordings of the revival of YAGMCB (Not exactly legal, I know...), but the thing that has always made me curious is the fact that on one of the recordings the opening number is the same as it was in the original productions, but in the others it features the opening number adapted by Lippa, as featured on the cast recording. So I was wondering, When abouts in the show's history were the song changes made?
A little known fact is that in the original screenplay, Pan's Labyrinth was Pan's FLAByrinth. Hmmmmmmm...glad they changed it.
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re: YAGMCB Question#2
Posted: 3/28/08 at 7:44am
I think if you actually spell out the title of whatever show you're talking about, more people will be likely to understand and give you an answer.
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re: YAGMCB Question#2
Posted: 3/28/08 at 7:47am
You And Gloria Make Candy Babies?
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re: YAGMCB Question#3
Posted: 3/28/08 at 7:49am
Yet Another Girl Making Cranberry Blintzes?

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re: YAGMCB Question#4
Posted: 3/28/08 at 7:49am
You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown.

Wow, I thought that was a standard abbreviation...
A little known fact is that in the original screenplay, Pan's Labyrinth was Pan's FLAByrinth. Hmmmmmmm...glad they changed it.
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re: YAGMCB Question#5
Posted: 3/28/08 at 7:50am
idk about You're a good man Charlie Brown!
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re: YAGMCB Question#6
Posted: 3/28/08 at 7:52am
I was only playing witcha drama. re: YAGMCB Question
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re: YAGMCB Question#7
Posted: 3/28/08 at 7:53am
Yes. But I want an answer. It's really starting to bug me.
A little known fact is that in the original screenplay, Pan's Labyrinth was Pan's FLAByrinth. Hmmmmmmm...glad they changed it.
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re: YAGMCB Question#8
Posted: 3/28/08 at 8:05am
They were made for the 1999 Broadway revival, if I'm not mistaken...
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re: YAGMCB Question#9
Posted: 3/28/08 at 8:23am
All the horrid Lippa additions and changes were made for the 1999 Broadway production. They are a desecration.
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re: YAGMCB Question#10
Posted: 3/28/08 at 8:23am
Yes, I know. But I have a recording from the revival with the same opening number used in the original. It also does not have the song "Beethoven Day". The another recording has revised/adapted version of the opening song and new songs by Lippa. When were the changes added to the show (1999 Revival)?



A little known fact is that in the original screenplay, Pan's Labyrinth was Pan's FLAByrinth. Hmmmmmmm...glad they changed it.
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re: YAGMCB Question#11
Posted: 3/28/08 at 8:29am

A little known fact is that in the original screenplay, Pan's Labyrinth was Pan's FLAByrinth. Hmmmmmmm...glad they changed it.
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re: YAGMCB Question#12
Posted: 3/28/08 at 8:52am
Beethoven Day, book scenes, My New Philosophy, and (I think) alteration of the Red Baron scene.
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re: YAGMCB Question#13
Posted: 3/28/08 at 8:57am
Ok. Just to clarify my question...

Including Previews, the '99 revival ran from Jan 23 to June 13. At what point in the show's run were the Lippa changes made? I have a recording of the show without most of the additions/adaptations of songs, but I have a later recording which includes all of the new material, as featured on the cast recording.

Can anyone please answer my question?
A little known fact is that in the original screenplay, Pan's Labyrinth was Pan's FLAByrinth. Hmmmmmmm...glad they changed it.
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re: YAGMCB Question#14
Posted: 3/28/08 at 9:37am
There were a bunch of changes made for Skokie (the original opening and version of Book Report were still used, My New Philosophy was there) and then more for NYC (the new opening, song extensions, and Beethoven Day).

And yeah. Love the new songs and sketches, not so thrilled about the add-ons to all the other songs. But oh what a cast!
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re: YAGMCB Question#15
Posted: 3/28/08 at 9:44am
They expanded the opening number and gave Charlie Brown a little part to sing in addition to the other characters(brilliant IMO). They cut Patty and added Sally(and gave her "My New Philosophy") gave Schroeder a song. They fleshed out the characters more, and made them more relevant to the show as opposed to just sitting there in scenes and having monologues. The additions were good and won Cheno her Tony so stop being hating on the new parts.
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re: YAGMCB Question#16
Posted: 3/28/08 at 10:00am
Wow... a lot of people have posted in this thread who clearly don't understand the question.

I'll reiterate what only one other person said--I think they were added when the show moved to New York. I believe your early recording is from the Pre-Bway tryout in Skokie Illinois.
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re: YAGMCB Question#17
Posted: 3/28/08 at 2:04pm
it should be added that since both the original and revival versions are available for regional/school amateur productions, it has become common for groups to do HIGHLY ILLEGAL hybrid versions - using the old musical arrangements for the old songs, and using the new script adding Beethoven Day and My New Philosopy. They do this becuase the vocal arrangements and orchestratons are much more complex in the new score.

Tams-Witmark clearly states you have to CHOOSE ONE VERSION OR THE OTHER - yet many productions say they are doing the new version while still using the simpler arrangements of the old songs.
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re: YAGMCB Question#18
Posted: 3/28/08 at 2:07pm
I personally would keep "Philosophy" and cut the rest of the new material.

I've also seen companies using the original, but changing the generic Patty to Sally.
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