Musical Theatre Camp brings ‘Peanuts’ gang to life onstage
LAKE PLACID – The Lake Placid Center for the Arts will host two Summer Musical Theatre Camp performances of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” based on the comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz, at 8 p.m. today and Friday. All tickets are $10.
Matt Sorensen is directing the production, with music direction by Kimberly Weems, choreography by Paula Kay Morelan and production design by Jon Donk. The cast consists of 10 student performers from Tupper Lake, Saranac Lake and Lake Placid: Autumn Buerkett, Jadalena Bujold, Lucky Cerruti, Annachristi Cordes, Noah Cordes, Emily DeLancett, Will Gray, Danielle LaMere, Jack Martin and Sasha Van Cott.
A program note says that 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 in 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.
For reservations or more information, call 518-523-2512 or visit www.lakeplacidarts.org.