You're a Good Man Charlie Brown
Music & Lyrics by Clark Gesner
Book by John Gordon *
based on the comic strip Peanuts by Charles Schulz
Directed by Bernie Schuneman June 12, 13 and 14, 2003 -- 8:00 pm Showtime
June 14 and 15, 2003 -- 2:00 pm Showtime
June 19, 20 and 21, 2003 -- 8:00 pm Showtime
June 21 and 22, 2003 -- 2:00 pm Showtime
Cast Members (Alphabetically) Crew Members
Charlie Brown ..... Matt Aldis Director ..... Bernie Schuneman
Linus ..... Chris Johnson Assistant Director ..... Darlene Hillman
Lucy ..... Elizabeth Krahulec Musical Director ..... Dave Aldis
Schroeder ..... Jeff Nesseth Choreographer ..... Tammy Newquist
Sally ..... Kassie Weyand Set Design ..... Denny Vaulpel
Snoopy ..... Gavin Wilson Lighting Design ..... Todd Toles
      Assistant Light Design ..... Bill Kator
      Costumes ..... Diane Luckinbill
      Property Master ..... Sarah Schuneman
      Follow Spot ..... Ben Duval
           
      Art Design   Set Construction
      Barb Kolb   Matt Aldis
      Peggy Terry   Dave Balika
      Robert Miller   David Booth
      Annie Miller   Jan Booth
          Bob Cain
      Stage Crew   Sandy Challgren
      Stefen Behr   Steve Challgren
      Debbie Ficken   Amber Hillman
      Sarah Schuneman   Darlene Hillman
          Chris Johnson
      Light Crew   Elizabeth Krahulec
      Todd Toles   Robert Maxfield
      Steve Challgren   Jeff Nesseth
      Bill Kator   Kaytee O'Connell
      John Toles   Dave Pearson
          Bernie Schuneman
          Matt Schuneman
          Sara Schuneman
          Joey Simon
          Todd Toles
          Denny Vaupel
          Kassie Weyland

The time of the action is an "average day in the life of Charlie Brown." It really is just that, a day made up of little moments picked from all the days of Charlie Brown, from Valentine's Day to the baseball season, from wild optimism to utter despair, all mixed up with the lives of his friends, (both human and non-human) and strung together on the string of a single day, from bright, uncertain morning to hopeful, starlit evening.

All the well-known figures are present; Charlie, of course, Lucy, Linus, Schroeder, and even the dog, Snoopy. The vignettes depicting them follow no real pattern, seeming almost as haphazard as their childish world. After an opening paean to Charlie, Lucy dreams of being a queen and bossing the world. Linus sings of his need for a security blanket, Snoopy plans to capture the Red Baron while a baseball game degenerates into a poll gauging Lucy's popularity. In the end the youngsters and the dog each give his or her idea of what true happiness is with Charlie Brown concluding "happiness is anything and anyone that's loved by you."