PHS theater to debut “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”

PELHAM – Pelham High School’s theater department is busy rehearsing for its upcoming full-length musical, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” which will debut at the PHS auditorium on Thursday, April 19.

PHS theater teacher Melissa Bailey said the show is set to run April 19-21 at 7 p.m. each night. The play will run for about one hour and 40 minutes. Act one will run for 50 minutes and act two will run for 40 minutes.

The play will feature classic Charlie Brown storylines and characters such as Charlie and Sally Brown, Snoopy, Schroeder and Linus and Lucy van Pelt.

The audience will hear songs such as “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” “The Red Barron” and “Happiness.”

“Audiences can expect to see storylines from the classic comic strips and the overall message will be about finding happiness in the simple things,” Bailey said.

With the cast, crew and stage technicians, Bailey said 45-50 students are involved in producing the play.

“These students have been rehearsing four to five days per week and on some weekends for the past nine weeks,” Bailey said. “Our tech students have been working on building the set pieces since about February. Everyone has been working so hard to make this show a success.”

Bailey said the show will feature bright set props and costumes and will be a fun event for the whole family to attend.

“This will be a great show put on by the kids,” Bailey said. “It’s something they’re proud of and the audience will really enjoy it.”

Tickets are $7 for students, $10 for adults and free for children 5 years old and under.