“Good Grief!” can be heard in the hallways of Boyertown Junior High West these days as the students are preparing for the musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. This year’s show promises another great night of entertainment with music for everyone to enjoy.
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown follows the daily life of Charlie Brown and the other Peanuts gang members. Quinn Hair plays the role of Charlie Brown, one of the most beloved comic strip characters. Charlie Brown’s highly imaginative sidekick, Snoopy, is played by Adam Helmer. Featured Peanuts gang characters include David Helmer as the piano prodigy Schroeder; Trent Soto as the blanket-carrying Linus van Pelt; Allyson Bennett as “know-it-all” Lucy van Pelt; Kiersten Tadley as Chuck’s little sister, Sally; Ty Botts as the forever messy “Pig Pen”; Jayden Todd as Franklin; Lauren Malik as The Little Red-Haired Girl; and Mary Fetterman as Woodstock. The audience members can follow the ups and downs of the daily life of Charlie Brown. Some of the musical numbers include “Happiness”, “Beethoven Day”, and “My New Philosophy”.
In other scenes and musical scores such as “Suppertime”, “The Kite”, and “The Baseball Game”, cast members consist of Calista Bender as Marcie; Makya Davis as “Peppermint Patty”; Lauren Bergen as Patty; and Molly Kulp as Violet Gray. These toe tapping ladies are also featured as the talented Woodstock dancers. Snoopy dancers Cassidy Mullin, Jillian Meitzler, Madelyn Hair, and Erica Blue also deliver high energy performances throughout the show. Capturing the rest of the Peanuts gang are Allysa Minich as Frieda, Ryan Jacobs as Shermy, and Seth Dawicki as Rerun van Pelt.