Description:

Happiness is great musical theater! With charm, wit, and heart, You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown explores life through the eyes of Charlie Brown and his friends in the Peanuts gang. This revue of songs and vignettes, based on the beloved Charles Schulz comic strip, walks us through a day in the life of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, Sally, Schroder, and their friends as they ponder the joys and challenges of everyday life. Each character has a moment to shine in songs like "My Blanket and Me," "The Kite," "The Baseball Game," "Little Known Facts," "Suppertime," and the heartwarming finale, "Happiness." You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown was CharacterWorks' first show 20 years ago, and we're looking forward to bringing this favorite of all ages back for our 20th anniversary season. 

This production will be performed indoors at Tomahawk Creek Middle School.

Dates / Times:

  • Friday, Feb 4th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 5th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 5th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Feb 6th @ 2:00pm
  • Sunday, Feb 6th @ 7:00pm
Tickets go on sale Monday December 13, 2021 at 5:00pm

Ticket Prices:


Tomahawk Creek Middle School Theater:

1600 Learning Loop, Midlothian, VA 23114


Show Notes:

CharacterWorks' 2021-2022 productions, including venues/locations, dates, mask-wearing and social distancing requirements, etc. are subject to change based on changes in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Auditions, Callbacks, & Rehearsals
KingsWay Community Church
14111 Sovereign Grace Dr.
Midlothian, VA 23114

Auditions & Callbacks
To learn more about CharacterWorks' auditions, visit cworkstheater.org/auditons
  • Auditions: Friday, December 3rd, 4:30-9:30PM
  • Callbacks: Saturday, December 4th, 9:30AM-5:30PM
  • Cast List Posted: Sunday, December 5th, 5PM

WEEK 1
Friday, December 10th, 5-9PM (Production Fee Due)
Friday, December 10th, 7:30-9PM - 1st Parent Meeting (at least one parent per family must attend)

Saturday, December 11th, 9:30AM-4:30PM

WEEK 2
Monday, December 13th, 7-9PM
Friday, December 17th, 5-9PM
Saturday, December 18th, 9:30AM-4:30PM

No Rehearsal December 24th through January 1st - Christmas & New Year's Break

WEEK 3
Monday, January 3rd, 7-9PM
Friday, January 7th, 5-9PM
Saturday, January 8th, 9:30AM-4:30PM

WEEK 4
Monday, January 10th, 7-9PM
Friday, January 14th, 5-9PM
Saturday, January 15th, 9:30AM-4:30PM

WEEK 5
Monday, January 17th, 7-9PM
Friday, January 21st, 5-9PM
Friday, January 21st, 7:30-9PM - 2nd Parent Meeting (at least one parent per family must attend)
Saturday, January 22nd, 9:30AM-4:30PM
 
WEEK 6
Monday, January 24th, 7-9PM
Friday, January 28th, 5-9PM
Saturday, January 29th, 9:30AM-4:30PM

Costume fittings will be scheduled at a later date. 
 
Tech Week & Performances (No absences allowed - students may have to get out of school early on Friday)
Tomahawk Creek Middle School
1600 Learning Pl Loop
Midlothian, VA 23114

Monday, January 31st, 5-9PM
Tuesday, February 1st, 5-9PM
Wednesday, February 2nd, 5-9PM
Thursday, February 3rd, 11AM Call, Performance at 7PM
Friday, February 4th, 5PM Call, Performance at 7PM
Saturday, February 5th, 12PM Call, Performances at 2PM & 7PM
Sunday, February 6th, 12PM Call, Performance at 2PM

Masks at CharacterWorks
Due to the lifting of mandates, masks are optional for CharacterWorks, but not required. Parents may make a decision regarding their student wearing a mask based on current CDC recommendations. CharacterWorks is still subject to the policies of the facilities that we rent for classes, rehearsals and shows, and may have to adjust the policies from facility to facility. We will update our families with any changes or new restrictions when applicable. 


Characters:

Charlie Brown

The sometimes optimistic, sometimes self-deprecatory main character. A loveable loser, his main characteristics are either self-defeating stubbornness or admirable determined persistence to try his best against all odds. Dominated by insecurities, this lovable blockhead is affable, humble but smart and vulnerable.

Sally

A highly articulate, charismatic, lovable, sometimes eccentric and argumentative younger sister to Charlie Brown. Despite being portrayed as innocent and adorable, she is noticeably intelligent for her age. She is absurdly intense, balancing angst with innocence, sweet but a skeptic. She has a crush on Linus.

Linus

The thumb-sucking, blanket-dependent younger brother to Lucy - and Charlie Brown's best friend. Though young, he is the most educated character in the bunch and acts as the show’s philosopher.

Lucy

The crabby, opinionated, manipulative, self-important older sister to Linus who bosses Charlie Brown around and perpetually offers arm-chair psychiatric advice for her rate of five cents. She has a strong, unrequited crush on Schroeder.

Snoopy

Charlie Brown’s dog. A clownish, vaudevillian scene stealer who can really “sell it.” Snoopy is more human-like than dog. Smart, wise-cracking, and joyous. Casting male or female.

Shroeder

A friend to Charlie Brown, he is distinguished by his precocious skill at playing the toy piano, as well as by his love of classical music and the composer Ludwig van Beethoven. He is Lucy’s love interest but he could care less about her.

Ensemble

The rest of the Peanuts Gang.