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Summer Songs with You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown by Clark Gesner at Lone Star College–Montgomery

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown by Clark Gesner is the last production of the season at Montgomery College. This special production is a partnership between Montgomery College and a variety of local high schools. This popular musical including the Peanuts gang is sure to please all audience members. You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown will be performed July 6-7 at 7:30 p.m., July 8 at 2 p.m., and July 12-14 at 7:30 p.m. on the Mainstage (Building D) theatre.

This production provides an opportunity for high school theatre students and Montgomery College theatre majors to support and perform together for the community. The theatre department held open auditions for this production and several local high school students answered the call. The following students were selected as cast members for You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown:

James Canfield - Charlie Brown - The Woodlands High School
Kris Watkins - Linus - Oak Ridge High School
Chris Canal - Schroeder - The Woodlands College Park High School
Erin Wasmund - Snoopy - The Woodlands College Park High School
Meredith Tyler - Lucy - The John Cooper School
Megan Trom - Sally - Montgomery College

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown is a day in the life of Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang. His adventures lead to fun, laughter, and sincerity in this heartwarming musical for the whole family. Musical numbers include My Blanket and Me, The Kite, The Baseball Game, Little Known Facts, Suppertime and Happiness. Each cast member is excited and ready to bring this show to life.

Kris Watkins (Linus) is excited to work with so many different students.

“This is my first out of high school performance,” said Watkins. “I’m having the best time of my life working with people I’ve just met and everyone providing so much experience and support to the show. Being in theatre is a passion of mine; I saw my first musical in 9th grade (Suessical) and it changed my entire outlook on musical theatre. I realized that it comes down to the actor shaping an audience member’s experience. Theatre takes you away from the everyday and makes life exciting. This experience is preparing me for broader horizons. Acting at Montgomery College is a chance for me to grow as an actor!”

Chase Waites, director for the production, is excited about the talent assembled for this production.

“We have a nice blend of youth and experience working on and off stage for this production,” said Waites. “Being able to include nontraditional Montgomery College students is a way to enhance the growth and diversity of our department and reach out to the community.”

Ticket prices are $10 for general admission; $7 for seniors; and $5 for students, faculty and staff.

Additional information regarding the theatre department at Montgomery College is located online at theatre.montgomery-college.com. Call now for ticket reservations and discount tickets. To find out more about theatre productions or sponsoring the next theatre production contact Amy Cooper at (936) 273-7021 or e-mail amy.f.cooper@lonestar.edu.

This show is produced through special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library Inc., and based on the comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz. Book, music and lyrics are by Clark Gesner. Additional dialogue is by Michael Mayer; additional music and lyrics are by Andrew Lippa. Original direction for this version of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” is by Michael Mayer. It was originally produced in New York by Arthur Whitelaw and Gene Persson.

Montgomery College is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000.

NHMCCD, among the five largest and fastest growing community colleges in Texas, comprise, Cy-Fair College, Kingwood College, Montgomery College, North Harris College, Tomball College, six satellite centers, and The University Center.