GOOD GRIEF, HOBOKEN!
Lucy, Linus, Snoopy, Schroeder, Sally & Charlie Brown on Stage Feb. 3-26
By Sally Deering
In 1967, Youâ€™re a Good Man, Charlie Brown opened Off Broadway at Theater 80 in the East Village, and 50 years later it still charms and delights audiences of all ages. Songs like â€œSuppertimeâ€ and â€œHappinessâ€ are classics of musical theater and cartoonist Charles M. Schultzâ€™s characters Snoopy, Lucy and Charlie Brown are as iconic â€“ and adorable â€“ today as they were back then.
Mile Square Theatre in Hoboken opens its 2017 season with Youâ€™re a Good Man, Charlie Brown beginning Friday, Feb. 3 and running through Sunday, Feb. 26. The musical, featuring Schultzâ€™s Peanuts Gang is a series of vignettes about Lucy who worships Schroeder who worships Beethoven; curious Sally and Linus, who doesnâ€™t feel complete without his blanket; and Charlie Brown and his funny, loyal and precocious pup, Snoopy. Mary Kate Burke directs with musical direction by Terri Gorgone, and choreography by Sarah Weber-Gallo. Jen Price-Fick designed the set.