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A Charlie Brown Christmas

by Charles M. Schulz
Based on the television special by Bill Melendez
and Lee Mendelson
Stage Adaptation by Eric Schaeffer
By Special Arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson
permission by Tams-Witmark
Audition Dates: Sept. 17-18, 2017
Performance Dates: Dec. 1-17, 2017
Production Photos: Nov. 29, 2017 (Wednesday)

When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees among everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but this proves to be a frustrating endeavor. When an attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas fir tree fails, he needs Linus’ help to discover the real meaning of Christmas.

Characters

Charlie Brown - The main character, an everyman with ever-changing mood and grace; both befriended by all and ostracised by everyone; a loser-yet-leader who rises out of every downfall with shining hope and determination.

Snoopy - Charlie Brown's pet dog

Lucy - Linus' older sister; a bossy, crabby girl who sometimes torments Charlie Brown; and has a crush on Schroeder.

Linus - Charlie Brown's blanket-toting best friend; Sally's love interest; the most insecure but the smartest out of all the characters, with the most intellectualism; a philosopher and theologian.

Pig Pen - The character who attracts dust, making him very filthy. In one comic strip, Pig Pen is walking with Violet walking behind him. At the end of that strip, Violet says, "Pig Pen, you're the only person I know who can get dirty just by walking down the street."

Frieda - The girl who brags about her "naturally curly hair" and is quite obsessed about her beauty.

Schroeder - A piano-playing character; Lucy's love interest; admirer of Beethoven; Charlie Brown's second best friend after Linus.

Violet - Lucy's and Patty's best friend; a mean and snobby girl; served as an early love interest of Charlie Brown

Sally - Charlie Brown's younger sister who has a crush on Linus; often complains or overreacts to situations.

Patty - An early character who sometimes bullies the others; served as an early love interest of Charlie Brown.

Shermy - An early character, served as a love interest of Patty.