A Charlie Brown Christmas

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The classic animated television special, A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation where Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the other Peanuts grapple with the real meaning of Christmas.

Music samples provided courtesy of Fantasy Records and Lee Mendelson Film Productions.

Video demonstration of Tams Rehearsal Aid

  • Credits
  • Orchestration
  • Rehearsal Materials
  • Brief History
  • Upcoming
  • 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

  • Combo Instrumentation

    1 Piano
    1 Bass
    1 Percussion

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

  • 1 Prompt Book & Vocal Part
    11 Prompt Books & Vocal Part for Cast
    1 Piano-Vocal Score
    1 Production Notes

    Optional Additional Materials

    1 Tams Rehearsal Aid

  • 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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    Organization City, State First Performance Last Performance
    Stages Theatre Company HOPKINS, MN 11/20/2015 12/29/2015
    Stadium Theatre Performing Arts Centre WOONSOCKET, RI 11/21/2015 11/22/2015
    First Stage MILWAUKEE, WI 11/25/2015 01/03/2016
    Grand Opera House DUBUQUE, IA 11/27/2015 12/06/2015
    Old Courthouse Theatre CONCORD, NC 12/03/2015 12/20/2015
    Performing Arts Summer Theater Academy LAKE BLUFF, IL 12/04/2015 12/06/2015
    Paradise Community Theatre FARIBAULT, MN 12/04/2015 12/13/2015
    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
    Hershey Area Playhouse HERSHEY, PA 12/17/2015 12/20/2015