You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown to be Staged at PHS

Thursday, April 26, 2018
Cast members for the production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown include, from left: Front-Ryker Little and Micah Ermert. Back-Brett Burns, Stefan Gramling and Avery Little. Not pictured is Louis Lin, who portrays Schroeder.
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In decades past, students of Piggott High School have staged a number of top-notch musical productions such as “Oklahoma” and “South Pacific.” That tradition will be re-born this weekend as the PHS Music Department is set to perform “You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown” on the stage of the middle gym. The curtain is set to go up at 7 p.m. both Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28.

The popular musical dates to 1967, and is based on characters from the “Peanuts” comic strip by Charles M. Schulz, with the book, music and lyrics written by Clark Gesner. It has enjoyed runs both on and off Broadway, most recently in 2016.

“Piggott High School used to have a rich history of putting on musicals, but this will be the first musical production put on at PHS in almost 20 years,” said PHS band director Jeremy Wortham, who is directing the production.

Cast members include Brett Burns as Charlie Brown; Avery Little as Sally Brown; Micah Ermert as Lucy Van Pelt; Ryker Little as Linus Van Pelt; Louis Lin as Schroeder and Stefan Gramling as Snoopy.

Serving as the student director is Noah Gregory, who is also responsible for sound effects. The technical crew for the production includes choreographer Makayla Allman; Daniel Stockdill, Brayden Taylor, Clayton Edwards and Skylar Johnson handle lighting; the stage crew includes Garrick Crawford, Sebastian Fraser, Abby McCluskey and Rebecca Woolery and the building crew includes Justice Midkiff, Kirsten Smith and Gage Parks.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students, and will be available at the door. The public is invited to attend. The show is produced by arrangement with Tams-Whitmark Library, with musical recordings provided by the MT Pit, LLC

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