BWW Review: YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN at Shanley High School
You're a Good Man Charlie Brown at Fargo Shanley.
For being only a one hour and one act musical this production sure packs a lot in. This is a family friendly show that was extremely enjoyable with lots of talent. Anyone who is a fan of The Peanuts will enjoy this fun show. This was a very young (only 4 seniors) but talented cast.
With 21 named cast members plus 2 Blanket Dancers there were a lot of the cast featured and it was well deserved.
Sam Swenson was perfect as Charlie Brown, Sam was one of only a handful of Freshmen to get into the Trollwood production of Hello Dolly this past summer. His singing and acting were both equally impressive. His performance in "The Doctor Is In" was great!
Mary Noah as Lucy has a powerful voice and got to show it off many times. A few of her standouts were "Schroeder and Little Known facts"
Christopher Hollingsworth as Schroeder was great in "Beethoven Day" and his interaction with Lucy throughout the show was very entertaining.
Matt Swenson was spot on as Linus and his monologue about 'What is Christmas About" will bring a smile to anyone's face who enjoys A Charlie Brown Christmas!
Mateo Leslie as Woodstock was able to treat the crowd to his dancing prowess throughout the show.
Rebecca Koerner as Marcie really got to shine during "Baseball Game"!
William Wadsworth as Snoopy was funny & talented. His solo on Suppertime was one of the standout performances of the show, and of course his back flip during "Happiness" was impressive also.
Ari Smith as Sally was hands down my favorite performer of the night. I think she stole the show with 2 scenes. Her monologue about the "Coat hanger Sculpture" that she received a C on was the funniest scene in the production. Her shining moment for singing was "My New Philosophy" which she performed with Schroeder, complete with multiple cartwheels without skipping a note. I truly hope to see her in more productions.
**Photo Credits Robby Njos