A Charlie Brown Christmas

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  • Rehearsal Materials
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  • Brief History
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  • When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees among everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but this proves to be a frustrating endeavor. When an attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas fir tree fails, he needs Linus’ help to learn what the real meaning of Christmas is.

    by Charles M. Schulz
    Based on the television special by Bill Melendez
    and Lee Mendelson
    Stage Adaptation by Eric Schaeffer
    By Special Arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson

    Such credits to the authors for all purposes shall be in type size equal to or greater than that of any other credits except for that of the star(s) above the title. In the programs, the credits shall appear on the title page thereof.

    The title page of the program shall contain the following announcement in type size at least one-half the size of the authors’ credits:

    is presented by arrangement with
    560 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10022

  • Combo Instrumentation

    1 Piano
    1 Bass
    1 Percussion

    Snare Drum
    Bass Drum
    Tom Toms
    Floor Tom
    Cymals: Crash, Sizzle, Ride
    Handbells (or Glockenspiel)

  • 1 Prompt Book with Vocal Parts
    11 Prompt Books with Vocal Parts for Cast
    1 Piano-Vocal Score
    1 Production Notes

    Optional Additional Materials

    1 Tams Rehearsal Aid

  • Charlie Brown
    Pig Pen

  • A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS was first shown as an animated television special in 1965 and has been part of the holiday tradition ever since. The stage adaptation was completed in 2013.

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    Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City High School GROVE CITY, MN 11/14/2015 11/16/2015
    Emerald City Theatre Company CHICAGO, IL 11/14/2015 01/03/2016
    Coterie, Inc. KANSAS CITY, MO 11/17/2015 01/03/2016
    Cotuit Center for the Arts COTUIT, MA 11/17/2015 12/20/2015
    Pennsylvania Yankee Theatre Company PENN YAN, NY 11/19/2015 11/21/2015
    CreativeHearts Academy DECATUR, GA 11/19/2015 11/21/2015
    Stages Theatre Company HOPKINS, MN 11/20/2015 12/29/2015
    Magik Theatre SAN ANTONIO, TX 11/20/2015 01/03/2016
    Community Arts Foundation of Ephrata EPHRATA, PA 11/21/2015 12/05/2015
    Stadium Theatre Performing Arts Centre WOONSOCKET, RI 11/21/2015 11/22/2015
    First Stage MILWAUKEE, WI 11/25/2015 01/03/2016
    Three Hills Arts Academy THREE HILLS, AB 11/26/2015 11/29/2015
    Olympia Family Theater OLYMPIA, WA 11/27/2015 12/20/2015
    Grand Opera House DUBUQUE, IA 11/27/2015 12/06/2015
    Central Presbyterian Church DOWNINGTON, PA 11/29/2015 11/29/2015
    Umpqua Actors Community Theatre ROSEBURG, OR 11/30/2015 12/16/2015
    Northumberland Players COBOURG, ON 12/02/2015 12/05/2015
    Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette Inc. LAFAYETTE, IN 12/03/2015 12/13/2015
    Old Courthouse Theatre CONCORD, NC 12/03/2015 12/20/2015
    Gettysburg Community Theatre GETTYSBURG, PA 12/03/2015 12/20/2015
    The Master's Troupe STEPHENS CITY, VA 12/03/2015 12/06/2015
    Ohio University LANCASTER, OH 12/03/2015 12/08/2015
    Seedling Theatre NORMAL, IL 12/03/2015 12/06/2015
    Children's Theatre of Western Springs WESTERN SPRINGS, IL 12/03/2015 12/13/2015
    Plaza Theatrical Productions, Inc. LYNBROOK, NY 12/03/2015 12/05/2015
    Arts Council of Wilson WILSON, NC 12/03/2015 12/06/2015
    Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild EAU CLAIRE, WI 12/04/2015 12/13/2015
    Kent County Theatre Guild DOVER, DE 12/04/2015 12/19/2015
    Bethlehem High School BARDSTOWN, KY 12/04/2015 12/06/2015
    Hendricks Civic Theatre, Inc. DANVILLE, IN 12/04/2015 12/13/2015
    Sandy Spring Theatre Group KENSINGTON, MD 12/04/2015 12/20/2015
    Shooting Star Theatrics HAMILTON, ON 12/04/2015 12/13/2015
    Clark-Pleasant Middle School GREENWOOD, IN 12/04/2015 12/05/2015
    Performing Arts Summer Theater Academy LAKE BLUFF, IL 12/04/2015 12/06/2015
    Hedgehog & Feather Theatre Company WESTFIELD, NJ 12/04/2015 12/05/2015
    Faith United Methodist Church BELLEFONTE, PA 12/04/2015 12/06/2015
    Classic Theater Guild ALBANY, NY 12/04/2015 12/13/2015
    Freeport Area Middle School SARVER, PA 12/04/2015 12/05/2015
    Paradise Community Theatre FARIBAULT, MN 12/04/2015 12/13/2015
    Saddleback College MISSION VIEJO, CA 12/04/2015 12/13/2015
    Paradise Alley Players MARION, IL 12/04/2015 12/06/2015
    Monroe Theatre Guild, Inc. MONROE, WI 12/04/2015 12/13/2015
    Children's Theatre of Cincinnati CINCINNATI, OH 12/04/2015 12/13/2015
    Luella High School LOCUST GROVE, GA 12/05/2015 12/05/2015
    Roseville Theater Arts Academy ROSEVILLE, CA 12/05/2015 12/19/2015
    Angel Grove Baptist Church JACKSONVILLE, AL 12/06/2015 12/06/2015
    Lakeland Community Theatre, Inc. LAKELAND, FL 12/09/2015 12/13/2015
    Arizona Broadway Theatre PEORIA, AZ 12/09/2015 12/22/2015
    Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy COEUR D'ALENE, ID 12/09/2015 12/12/2015
    Monroe Catholic Elementary School MONROE, MI 12/09/2015 12/09/2015
    Cloud County Community College CONCORDIA, KS 12/10/2015 12/12/2015
    Shawnee Little Theatre SHAWNEE, OK 12/10/2015 12/12/2015
    A Company of Girls PORTLAND, ME 12/10/2015 12/19/2015
    Christ Wesleyan Church Productions MILTON, PA 12/10/2015 12/13/2015
    Playmakers Of Baton Rouge, Inc. BATON ROUGE, LA 12/11/2015 12/20/2015
    Orange Park Community Theatre ORANGE PARK, FL 12/11/2015 12/13/2015
    Parkway Bible Church SCARBOROUGH, ON 12/11/2015 12/13/2015
    Jurupa Hills High School FONTANA, CA 12/11/2015 12/12/2015
    Tabernacle Baptist Church DECATUR, IL 12/11/2015 12/13/2015
    Granville Little Theatre OXFORD, NC 12/11/2015 12/13/2015
    Wallace State Community College HANCEVILLE, AL 12/11/2015 12/12/2015
    Academy for Individual Excellence LOUISVILLE, KY 12/11/2015 12/12/2015
    Veterans High School KATHLEEN, GA 12/12/2015 12/12/2015
    FUSE Productions STATE COLLEGE, PA 12/12/2015 12/12/2015
    New Durham Chapel PISCATAWAY, NJ 12/12/2015 12/13/2015
    New Jersey Repertory Theatre Co. NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ 12/12/2015 12/13/2015
    Mystic Vision Players LINDEN, NJ 12/12/2015 12/13/2015
    Grace Lutheran Church KNOXVILLE, TN 12/13/2015 12/13/2015
    First Baptist Church MOREHEAD, KY 12/13/2015 12/13/2015
    Blue Grass United Methodist Church EVANSVILLE, IN 12/13/2015 12/13/2015
    Lawson Assembly of God LAWSON, MO 12/13/2015 12/13/2015
    Sinclair Community College DAYTON, OH 12/16/2015 12/19/2015
    Hershey Area Playhouse HERSHEY, PA 12/17/2015 12/20/2015
    Damascus High School DAMASCUS, MD 12/18/2015 12/18/2015
    The Grand Players ELLSWORTH, ME 12/18/2015 12/20/2015
    Immaculate Conception School JEFFERSON CITY, MO 12/18/2015 12/18/2015
    Forest Hills High School JACKMAN, ME 12/19/2015 12/19/2015
    First Christian Church of New Salem UNIONTOWN, PA 12/20/2015 12/20/2015
    Oblate Lourdes Grotto SAN ANTONIO, TX 12/20/2015 12/20/2015
    Everett Theatre MIDDLETOWN, DE 11/21/2016 11/21/2016
    Circle Theater OMAHA, NE 12/02/2016 12/17/2016