Imagination Stage's Musical Theatre Conservatory to Present YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, 5/20-22

Imagination Stage's Musical Theatre Conservatory to Present YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, 5/20-22

Imagination Stage's Musical Theatre Conservatory will perform You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, a musical based on the classic "Peanuts" comic strip by Charles Schulz, May 20-22, 2016 in the Christopher and Dana Reeve Theatre. You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown's book, music, and lyrics are written by Clark Gesner, with additional dialogue by Michael Mayer, and additional music by Andrew Lippa.

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown runs in Imagination Stage's Reeve Theatre May 20-21, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. and May 22, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person, and may be purchased online at www.imaginationstage.org, at the Imagination Stage box office, or via phone at 301?280?1660.

"You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown is an infectious and loveable romp with Charles Schulz's "Peanuts" characters, centering on our favorite underdog, Charlie Brown," says Director Walter Ware III. "With politics so prevalent in today's society, what could better put things in perspective than a story about politics on the playground? Our production brings this classic comic strip to life, offering audiences the opportunity to join Charlie Brown and friends on their adventures once more."

Comprised of 11 students from across the DC metro area ranging from grades 8-11, the Musical Theatre Conservatory is an audition based, two-year program dedicated to intensive, pre-professional performance training. The first three semesters are spent studying acting and vocal technique (fundamentals of acting, interpretation of lyrics and music, vocal production, movement, musical theatre history, and music theory). The fourth and final semester is spent applying their acquired skills towards rehearsing and performing a fully supported production with a guest team of directors and designers from the professional theatre community of Washington, DC. The directorial staff has a vested interest in getting to know each student personally, and in turn holds high expectations for every performer. This opportunity allows them to apply their technical skills to a performance environment.

Directed Walter Ware III, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown is designed by an entire team of professional designers and artists, including Jason Arnold (Lighting Designer), Andrew Cohen (Set Designer), Eric Abele (Costume Designer), Nathan Blustein (Music Director), Kelly d'Amboise (Choreographer), and Sarah Kate Patterson (Props Coordinator).

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