You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Based on the Charles M. Schultz Comic
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The last date listed for You're a Good Man Charlie Brown was Sunday April 18, 2010 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Julia Morgan Theater:
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The high-stakes world of middle-school spelling competitions takes center stage in Berkeley Playhouse's production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee -- along with some added audience participation and improvised moments. This musical comedy follows six overachieving would-be wordsmiths and their neurotic parents. The hilariously catchy songs capture tweenage troubles at their worst, from "Woe Is Me" to "I'm Not That Smart." And the contest teaches the valuable lesson that winning isn't the only definition of success. With music and lyrics by William Finn and a book by Rachel Sheinkin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee was nominated for Best Musical and five other Tony Awards in its original run, winning for Best Book of a Musical. Learn More
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Featured review from Thomas O'LearyRed Velvet
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Talented and tested troop of players give wonderful performences. I appreciated how they forever kept in character for entrances and exits and even when changing sets and props in semi darkness. The show itself seems to have been written more for adults than children (afterall it did play on Broadway), so it lacks that certain goofy instant connection with kids you expect to find in most successful children's productions. Snoppy's big second-act number was right in the groove.
Active Arts Theatre for Young Audiences wraps up its fifth season with a revival of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, a delightful stage adaptation of Charles M. Schulz’s classic comic strip at Berkeley’s Julia Morgan Center.
Don’t miss your favorite Peanuts characters in the last show of Active Arts Theatre’s 2009‐ 2010 season!
*INFORMATION ABOUT THE CAST *
Kevin Hammond (Linus) is very pleased to be working with Active Arts for the first time. No stranger to Charlie Brown, he has choreographed it three times and appeared once before as Linus (Altarena Playhouse in Alameda). Born and raised in Fremont, Kevin has appeared throughout the Bay Area with such companies as Stage 1, Alameda Civic Light Opera (ACLO), Tri‐Valley Repertory Theatre (TVRT), Diablo Light Opera Company (DLOC), and DMT Theatre Company. Favorite roles include Plaid Tidings (Sparky), Oklahoma! (Will Parker), Seussical (Cat in the Hat), A Chorus Line (Mike), Grease (Doody/Eugene/Sonny), West Side Story (A‐rab), _Cabaret _(Emcee/Bobby), The Full Monty (Ethan) and The Wizard of Oz (Tin Man). As a choreographer, Kevin has staged recent productions of Singin’ in the Rain (Valley Christian Theatre), Peter Pan (TVRT) and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Stage 1).
Marcus Silva (Charlie Brown) is thrilled to be a part of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown_. Born in San Leandro, CA, he was raised in Union City, CA where he began performing at age 6. Favorite roles include: Woof in Hair_ (ACLO), Younger Brother in Ragtime (TVRT), Danny Zuko in Grease (ACLO), and Ensemble in The Producers (Diablo Theatre Company).
Jepoy Ramos (Schroeder) is honored to be part of Active Art’s Theatre for Young Audience’s production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. He moved to the Bay Area from the Philippines three years ago, and, while a theatrical late bloomer, has made up for it in the last few years by appearing in productions such as Rent (Gordon/Squeeqieman – Golden State Theatre Productions), The Who’s Tommy (Ensemble – Ray of Light Theatre), Rentboy Ave. (Twink – Boxcar Theatre), Biscedlies SF Follies (Featured ‐ Actor’s Theatre), Songs for a New QWorld (Man 2 – Studio ACT), etc.
Erin Stevenson (Sally) is a Berkeley CA resident who was last seen on the Active Arts Stage as Ramona in Ramona Quimby_. Some of her other favorite roles include Little Red Riding Hood (Into the Woods_), Baby June (Gypsy), and Jessie Oakley (Annie Get Your Gun). Erin is a Mass Communications
major at UC Berkeley.
Reggie White (Snoopy) is a musical theatre student at Cal State East Bay, currently residing in Union City, CA. He debuts with Active Arts in this production of Charlie Brown. He has appeared in several Bay Area productions including RENT, Spunk, and A Chorus Line.
Paula Wujek (Lucy) is thrilled to recreate the role of Lucy, her first acting job as a third grader in A Charlie Brown Christmas_. Since then, theatre jobs have taken her from Moscow to Monaco and several points in between. Bay Area audiences may recognize Paula from ACLO (Annie, Grease, Cinderella_), Altarena (Gypsy_), Town Hall Theatre (The Dinner Party, Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, The Wizard of Oz, The Housekeeper, Titanic Christmas, Babes in Toyland_), Role Players (Incorruptible), Galatean Players (The Velveteen Rabbit) or from her long run in Danville’s Reel Blondes/Wigged Out. Paula holds Master’s degrees in both Counseling and Educational Theatre, and works at Holy Names High School in Oakland. In addition to teaching and performing, Paula directs and choreographs theatre for young audiences.