by Clark Gesner, Michael Mayer, Andrew Lippa
February - March 2017
Musical Director: Terri Gorgone
Choreographer: Sarah Webber-Gallo
Set Design: Jen Price-Fick
Lighting Design: Elaine Wong
Costume Design: Peter Fogel
Sound Design: Justin McCormick
Pictured: Rachel Eddy, Claire Rea, Marcus Beckett, Brandon Santoro, Mikey LoBalsamo, Chris Goodrich
Photo Credit: Joe Epstein Photography
The intrepid, peppy cast of six sings and dances their way into your hearts.
Burke skillfully helps the cast find their childhood wide eyes, pitchy speaking voices, with impressionable on the dime turns from existential angst (“I was jumping rope … and all of a sudden everything seemed so futile”) to exuberance.
She successfully mines Charles Shultz’ Peanuts comic strip for all the inherent anxiety and wit.
The raffish cast is endearing, devious, energetic and entertainingly expressive.
New Jersey Stage
“You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” is a delightful evening for the whole family—with quick-moving, top-notch production that will keep you and the kids entertained from the get-go.
Though written in 1967, the direction and choreography of this production give it a very ‘now’ feeling, as it shows us the ups and downs of life as a kid (or a dog, as the case may be). I cannot say enough what a great ensemble this cast is.
Directed by Mary Catherine Burke, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown is pure happiness.
Burke's direction is snappy. She guides her sextet of actors through a musical playground of fun and whimsy, bringing the youthfulness out with a hint of maturity.
Mile Square Theatre has a charming production on their hands. You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown is bound to make you smile and define your own version of happiness. I know I sure did.
Theater in the Now
Mile Square Theatre has created a moment for kids of all ages to laugh, clap, reminisce, and reflect.
The show is, simply, non-stop joy. The actors -- Mikey LoBalsamo, Marcus Beckett, Rachel Eddy, Chris Goodrich, Claire Rea and Brandon Santoro -- are a delight: Precise, vibrant and full of wonder.
There are solos, ensemble pieces and plenty of reasons to laugh, clap and – for some of the younger audience – go berserk with excitement.