MVHS presents ‘Charlie Brown’
Waldoboro — The Medomak Valley Players will open their fall musical production of "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown” (Revised) Friday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. for a two-weekend run in the Ronald Dolloff Auditorium.
Performances will be Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1 and 2, and Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 7 through 9, at 7:30 p.m.; plus a single matinee Sunday, Nov. 3, at 2:30 p.m. at the school on Manktown Road.
This Tams Witmark production is based on the comic book characters by Charles Schultz with book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner.
“Student stars are excited about presenting this delightful show and would really appreciate huge audiences to support their tremendous efforts,” said director Nancy Durgin, whose production team includes choreographer/assistant director Dixie Weisman, tech director Matt Kopishke and vocal director Susan M. Jones.
Josh Beckett plays Charlie Brown, aided and sometimes dissuaded in his search for happiness by Aaron Smeltzer as Linus, Jacob Siegel as Schroeder; Ariel Haskins as Sally; Halie Haskins as Lucy and Christina McClure as Snoopy.
Other familiar characters along for the ride are Woodstock (Jeannie Trueman), Pigpen (Micah Morin), Frieda (Claire Lupien), Shermy (Juno Buendia), Violet (Olivia Vanner), Peppermint Patty (Sarah Harvey), Marcie (Mackenzie Wing); and other children played by Ashton Harvey, Cayla DeMaria, Finley Ganz, Myles Frederick, Amber Hagin and Antyna Gould.
Kerry Watts Weber is doing the costumes. Aaron Robinson provided rehearsal tracks and sound effects. Peter Stuart conducts the pit orchestra, which features local musicians Sybil Wentworth, Bill Batty, Doug Kennedy, Susan Bragg and Mitch Kihn.
Concessions will be run by Giselle White and Michele Morin. Tickets at the door will be $10, $8 for those younger than 17, for a show that sisters Halie and Ariel Haskins promise is “exciting, colorful, playful, and enjoyable for all ages!”
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