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Last Chance to See Church Hill Theatre’s “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”

Written on:June 18, 2017
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June 19, 2017

There has been many entertainment opportunities happening on the Upper Eastern Shore these past couple of weeks. One that you may have missed so far is Church Hill Theatre’s production of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, based on Charles Schulz’s beloved “Peanuts” comic strip with music, lyrics and book by Clark Gesner, a family-friendly musical directed by Sylvia Maloney.

Don’t miss out. The final weekend for the show is Friday and Saturday June 23rd and 24th at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday the 25th at 2:00 p.m.

Photograph by SG Atkinson: Lucy (Becca Van Aken) threatens her little brother Linus (Elliott Morotti)  because he questions her ability to be Queen

Lucy (Becca Van Aken) threatens her little brother Linus (Elliott Morotti) because he questions her ability to be Queen

Church Hill Theatre has put on productions that may not always reach a vast audience. Some shows have been, if movie rated, be PG13. This is a show that all ages from 4 to 104 will enjoy. It allows one to spend a little over 2 hours as a kid with the Peanuts gang.

As the the archival photographer I have had the opportunity to see the production through the final stages of rehearsals, the dress rehearsals and have attended two performances. When I saw the show this past Friday night, it was the best performance I have seen. And I understand that the others this past weekend were even better.

The songs may not be well known, but they do have a tenacity to form earwigs for those who know them. While all of the numbers are well done, a couple that for me are show stoppers. Beethoven Day, My New Philosophy with Sally (Maya McGrory), The Baseball Game and Snoopy’s (Julie Lawrence) Suppertime.

Photo by SG Atkinson: David Ryan (Schroeder) conducts the CHT cast of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown in a riveting performance of “Home on the Range.”

David Ryan (Schroeder) conducts the CHT cast of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown in a riveting performance of “Home on the Range.”

“You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” runs through June 25, 2017. Discounts are available for CHT Members and groups of 10 or more. Reservations are strongly advised and can be made by calling 410-556-6003 or online at churchhilltheatre.org. You may want to make your reservations early before the shows sell out.

Photo by SG Atkinson: Happiness is seeing "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" at Church Hill Theatre

Happiness is seeing “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” at Church Hill Theatre

Church Hill Theatre is in the process of fundraising to replace the building’s Stucco Siding. At each production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” they are asking to throw the theatre a bone by purchasing a 5, 10 or 20 dollar bone to put on Snoopy’s Doghouse.

Photo by SG Atkinson: Church Hill Theatre's Stucco Siding has many patches and cracks. They are raising funds to have it replaced.

Church Hill Theatre’s Stucco Siding has many patches and cracks. They are raising funds to have it replaced.

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