(WEST HUDSON, NJ) -- The West Hudson Arts & Theater Co (WHATCo) is presenting You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown by Clark Gesner, Michael Mayer, Andrew Lippa, and Charles M. Schulz to West Hudson audiences for two weekends with the second runnin April 28-30 at WHATCo’s new performance space, 15 Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. South, Harrison, NJ (the former Holy Cross School). Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, a musical based on the classic Peanuts comic strip written by Charles M. Schulz follows Charlie Brown and the entire Peanuts gang as they explore life’s great questions while playing baseball, struggle with homework, singing songs, swooning over their crushes, and celebrating the joy of friendship.
Directed by Amanda Castro-Conroy with choreography by Bong Dizon, the cast features John Branwell as Snoopy; Robert Strauch as Charlie Brown; Romana Schaeffer as Lucy Van Pelt; Christopher Reyes as Linus Val Pelt; Frankie Perez as Schroeder; Maria Ruppert as Sally Brown; Michelle Almeida as Frieda; Samantha Egge as Peppermint Patty; Nichole Vaiknoras as Marcie; John Rueda as Pigpen; Holly Stefanik as Violet; and Angelina Aragona as Blanket.
Remaining production dates are April 28, 29 at 7:30pm and April 30 at 2:00pm. Tickets are $20 Adults or $15 Seniors and Students and can be purchased at www.whatconj.org.
The WHATCo Box Office at 15 Frank E. Rogers Blvd South will also be open for advance ticket sales; check WHATCo Instagram and Facebook pages for Box Office hours. Some tickets may also be available at the door the evenings of the performances.
Free parking is available in the fenced lot at the corner of Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. South and Jersey Street.
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC.
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown 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.
This program is made possible by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a division of the Department of State, and administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. DeGise, Hudson County Executive & the Hudson County Board of County Commissioners.
Here are more photos from the production.
John Posada is a New Jersey based photographer specializing in live theatre and music performances. For more than 10 years, John has photographed live music events where he mastered the techniques of timing and capturing fast moving action under challenging lighting conditions to capture that perfect moment that tells a story in a single image. Currently, John has photographed over 110 productions for over 70 different theatres and venues. Click here for John's website.