And so it is with great delight that I report that the Tony-award winning musical based on this timeless strip is finally going to be shown in Manila!!! Oh joy!
|You're a good man, Charlie Brown the musical|
Brought to the country by 9 Works Theatrical and directed by veteran actor Michael Williams, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown features our favorite Peanuts characters come to life!
|Director Michael Williams with the cast of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown|
Peppered with a lot of catchy songs and witty annecdotes following the same vignette style that is so characteristic of the strip, this is one musical that is definitely a must-see for all fans of Peanuts, both young and old alike. J
|The cast in character|
See Charlie Brown, played by Robbie Guevarra (Miss Saigon Asia, The Sound of Music) as he ponders on the complexities of life, mustering up the courage to talk to the Little Red-Haired Girl, or battling it out with the kite-eating tree.
|"The doctor is IN"|
Trying to cure his neuroses (whether imagined or not) is crabby Lucy, brought to life by Carla Guevarra-Fortaleza (The Sound of Music, The Baker's Wife, Avenue Q), who is still up to her old tricks in trying to win the affections of the Beethoven-obsessed Schroeder, played by Pop Talk's Tonipet Gaba.
|"My new philosophy"|
Charlie Brown's adorable little sister, Sally (played by none other than The CompanY's Sweet Plantado-Tiongson) thinks up of new philosophies as a way to handle her life's problems.
And of course, the musical wouldn't be complete without Linus, Charlie Brown's best friend played by Franco Laurel of Eezy Dancing and Keep on Dancing fame (9 Works Theatrical's Marketing and PR Director, Toff de Venecia will also play the same role in select performances.)
And yes, even Snoopy will be played by a human -- a talented one at that in the form of Lorenz Martinez (The Sound of Music, Jesus Christ Superstar.)
I am so marking my calendars! Happiness! J
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown the musical will run on select dates from February to March 2012 (please see poster for show dates and times) at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City.
For inquiries, please call 586 7105, 557 5860 or 0917 5545560; or visit www.9workstheatrical.com. Tickets are also available at Ticketworld at 891 9999.
|You're a good man, Charlie Brown|