Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner
Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer
Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Directed by Brayden Plumb
Vocal Direction by Hannah Hurst
Audition Date: Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 10am
Callback Date: Monday, April 24, 2023 at 7pm
Location: Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom
* AGES 16 AND OLDER TO AUDITION *
This show is typically done with kids, but is written to be played by adults or young adults for comedic effect. For that reason, we will only be casting actors ages 16 and older. This show will be cast around the ages of those who audition, so make sure to let your fellow actor friends in your age range know about the auditions!
Rehearsal Schedule: https://tinyurl.com/charlie-brown-schedule
Tech Week: May 29th to June 1st
Show Dates: June 3rd to 25th, Saturdays & Sundays at 1pm
Due to the very short rehearsal process, conflicts will be very hard to work around. Try to have as few as possible. The Saturday rehearsals, tech week, and show dates are all REQUIRED.
What to Bring:
- Resume & Headshot
- All Schedule Conflicts (if any)
- A 32 bar music track of a Broadway Musical song of similar style. (Less than 1 minute of music though please)
Music Note: This show will be performed with tracks, and not a live band. For this reason auditions will NOT have a live accompanist. Bring a track on your phone and make sure it can plug into an aux headphone port.
Any additional concerns or questions can be sent to the director Brayden at email@example.com.
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, Musical numbers include “My Blanket and Me,” “The Kite,” “The Baseball Game,” “Little Known Facts,” “Suppertime,” and “Happiness.” Guaranteed to please audiences of all ages!
CHARLIE BROWN – Baritone – A lovable loser, a child possessed of endless determination and hope, but who is ultimately dominated by his insecurities and a “permanent case of bad luck”. He is often taken advantage of by his peers. Looking for a strong Baritone voice and character actor who can drive the show.
LUCY VAN PELT – Mezzo-Soprano – A crabby, bossy, selfish girl! She is especially mean to Charlie Brown and her “stupid” little brother Linus. Lucy is in love with Schroeder who has NO interest in her whatsoever. Lucy is loud, obnoxious and has a very strong personality. We would rather see the obnoxious aspect of Lucy in the physicality than the vocals in your audition for this role.
LINUS VAN PELT – Baritone – He is Lucy’s younger brother. Linus always means well and tries to smooth over any storms that arise amongst the gang. A source of frustration for him is Lucy, who always belittles him, particularly over his “stupid blanket” which is always at his side. He is one of Charlie Brown’s best friends. Strong actor that can play Linus more serious down to earth side, which gives him his comedic side. Tap experience is a plus!
SCHROEDER – Tenor – He has a precocious skill at playing the piano, as well as by his love of classical music and the composer Ludwig van Beethoven. Lucy is infatuated with Schroeder but since Beethoven is a lifelong bachelor, Schroeder feels that he must emulate every aspect of his idol’s life. A strong tenor and character actor that can show his more composed side, as well as his obsessive side.
SNOOPY – Tenor – He is Charlie Brown’s pet beagle, and is owned and cared for by Charlie Brown although at times it is not clear who is in charge. Snoopy is blessed with a rich fantasy life. A strong physical and comedic actor that can really sell Snoopy’s imagination, and show how ravenous of a dog he can be.
SALLY BROWN – Soprano – Charlie Brown’s younger sister. Sally has a “take it easy” approach to life, preferring to slide by while doing as little work as possible. She is hopelessly in love with Linus. Sally has philosophies on life although they are not the most well thought out philosophies. A strong comedic actor who can show Sally’s more innocent younger side but also her cynical views on life.