(HOBOKEN, NJ) -- Mile Square Theatre presents the popular family musical comedy You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Opening MST’s 2nd season in its new space, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown maintains MST’s high standards for quality family theatre, and kicks off an eclectic season with a classic musical. The production runs February 3 through February 26.
This comic musical includes the whole gang from the beloved comic strip Peanuts: bossy Lucy is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder who doesn’t give her the time of day, perfectionist Sally is still mocking blanket-toting Linus, Snoopy is in the doghouse, and the “blockhead” himself, Charlie Brown, is in rare form. Brief vignettes span the months from Valentine’s Day to Beethoven Day.
MST Artistic Director Chris O’Connor says of the show, “As we did last year, we’re kicking off our season with a show for families. We love this show because it reaches people of all ages. It works on so many levels. The characters are familiar to everybody, and Clark Gesner’s writing really captures the tone of the comic script.”
The play is based on the comic strip Peanuts® by Charles M. Schulz; Book, Music, and Lyrics by Clark Gesner; Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer; Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa.
Performances run February 3 through February 26. Fridays @ 7:00pm, Saturdays @ 2:00pm and 6:00pm, and Sundays @ 11:00am and 3:00pm. All performances take place at Mile Square Theatre, 1400 Clinton Street in Hoboken, NJ. Tickets are $30 / $15 students and seniors and are available at www.milesquaretheatre.org, or by calling 201-683-7014. Discounted parking available at Little Man Parking on 1300 Jefferson Street.
Mary Catherine Burke (Director)
Mary Catherine Burke is a director and artistic leader with an emphasis on new work. Select new musicals include: AUSTENTATIOUS and THE ROAD TO RUIN at The New York Musical Theatre Festival, HELP WANTED: PIRATES at Magnet Theatre, THE GAME BOY at Vital Theatre Company, CHICK FLICK THE MUSICAL and MUSIC CITY a country rock musical with six #1 Billboard Country hits. New Plays include: DIRT by Robert Schneider-nominated NY Innovative Award, OUT OF THE WATER by Brooke Berman at Studio Tisch, HOUSE OF BASEBALL by Paul Boocock at The Flea-nominated for 2 NY Innovative Awards, DIVING NORMAL at The Fringe- winner Best Ensemble Award, published, ON ISLAND by Michael Domitrovitch at 59e59th. For MST she has directed ITS A WONDERFUL LIFE and a triple's worth of 7th INNING STRETCH plays.
Sarah Weber Gallo (Choreographer)
(MST: Much Ado About Cucumbers & Cigars, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Goodnight Moon) is a senior member of the Metropolitan Opera Ballet and a former Radio City Rockette, among many other performance credits. Her new dance play The Magic Hour will premiere at MST March 2-5. Sarah holds an MFA in Dance from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. Her dedication to arts education has brought her to Mile Square Theatre’s Dance Academy, where she has developed a nurturing technique-based dance curriculum featuring classes in Ballet, Contemporary, Theatre Dance, Hip Hop, Flamenco, and Tap. Sarah’s choreography has been presented at MST, Roulette Intermedium, The Ohio Theatre, La Mama, Center for Performance Research, Movement Research, Greenspace, Indy Convergence, and the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, where she was the 2015 recent recipient of the New Work Award.
Terri Gorgone (Music Director)
Terri is a freelance musician and musical director in theatres and venues through out New York and New Jersey. She serves on the Board of the Vanguard Theater Company as the music supervisor and is the in house musical director at the New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts. She presently teaches musical theatre at the Cicely L. Tyson School of Performing Arts. Some of her most recent musical directing credits include: Sister Act, James And The Giant Peach, The Wiz, Nania, Rent, The Frogs, Hairspray, Shrek, Little Women, Tommy, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Seussical, Honk, 13, Once Upon A Mattress, The Apple Tree, Into The Woods, The Color Purple, Pippin, Songs For A New World, Most Likely To… Senior Superlative, Once On This Island, Joseph, Guys and Dolls, Sleeping Beauty, Gypsy.
Chris O’Connor (MST Artistic Director)
Chris is Founding Artistic Director of Mile Square Theatre in Hoboken, NJ where he conceived and produces the annual 10-minute play festival 7th Inning Stretch. He has directed at theatres and universities all over America and his recent work at Mile Square Theatre includes Circle Mirror Transformation and the world premiere of Long Gone Daddy by Joseph Gallo. His plays for young people have been produced at Seattle Children's Theatre and his short play The Mascots is published in Smith & Kraus’s 2011 Best 10-Minute Plays and his play Miss Ring Has Lost Her Phone was a finalist in the 2016 City Theatre National Short Play Competition. As an actor, Chris has performed in such theatres as Seattle’s A Contemporary Theatre, The Culture Project, Soho Rep, The Ahmanson, Gloucester Stage, Provisional Theatre of Los Angeles, The Bathhouse Theatre, Seattle Children's Theatre, City Theatre in Pittsburgh, where he originated the role of Peter in Craig Wright’s The Pavilion, and most recently at Maltz Jupiter Theatre in Billy Elliot. Recent TV credits include Magic City and Burn Notice. For four years he sat on the theatre faculty at the University of Miami and is now Assistant Professor at Molloy College in New York. BFA, Carnegie-Mellon University and MFA, Rutgers University.