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‘You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown’ arrives at Riverwalk Theatre

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The 1967 musical comedy is revisited on the Riverwalk stage with original tender numbers about happiness and wintertime fully intact. Directed by Bob Purosky, the small cast brings the “Peanuts” cartoonist Charles M. Schulz’s work to life, including Charlie Brown’s four-legged companion, Snoopy. 

Musical director Jeff English takes on Clark Gesner’s original music and lyrics. The original published script of the show is credited to John Gordon, which Gesner later revealed was a pseudonym encompassing himself, cast members and the production staff.

The original plan for the project was to release a concept album, which Gesner did in 1966. The story goes that Gesner had no intention of taking the music to the stage; however, after producer Arthur Whitelaw worked on a staged show inspired by the album, it spurred Gesner to write one of his own.   

Tickets for Riverwalk’s production of this classic, upbeat tale can be ordered at riverwalktheatre.com Monday through Friday before 5:30 p.m. or 30 minutes before the show at the box office window. 

'You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown'

Friday, Nov. 29, 8 to 10 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 30, 8 to 10 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 30, 2 to 4 p.m.

228 Museum Drive, Lansing

(517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com

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