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
    Villager's Theatre, Inc. SOMERSET, NJ 11/07/2014 11/23/2014
    Hubbard High School HUBBARD, OH 11/15/2014 11/16/2014
    Ashdown High School ASHDOWN, AR 11/16/2014 11/18/2014
    Old Log Theater EXCELSIOR, MN 11/17/2014 12/31/2014
    Mon River Arts ELIZABETH, PA 11/20/2014 11/23/2014
    Pell City High School PELL CITY, AL 11/20/2014 11/23/2014
    Sparkman High School HARVEST, AL 11/21/2014 11/22/2014
    Thornton Fractional North High School CALUMET CITY, IL 11/21/2014 11/22/2014
    Western Washington Center for the Arts PORT ORCHARD, WA 11/21/2014 12/21/2014
    Great Theatre ST. CLOUD, MN 11/22/2014 12/07/2014
    Timothy Christian School WELLSBURG, IA 11/25/2014 11/25/2014
    Lexington Children's Theatre LEXINGTON, KY 11/27/2014 12/07/2014
    Community Theatre Guild, Inc. VALPARAISO, IN 11/28/2014 12/21/2014
    Croswell Opera House & Fine Arts Assn. ADRIAN, MI 11/29/2014 12/07/2014
    Central Wisconsin Children's Theatre WAUSAU, WI 11/29/2014 11/30/2014
    Stagedoor Productions LONG BEACH, MS 12/01/2014 12/14/2014
    South Ogden J.H.S. SOUTH OGDEN, UT 12/02/2014 12/05/2014
    Spartanburg Little Theatre SPARTANBURG, SC 12/03/2014 12/06/2014
    Henry Street High School WHITBY, ON 12/03/2014 12/05/2014
    Market House Theatre PADUCAH, KY 12/04/2014 12/14/2014
    Central Park Players GRAND HAVEN, MI 12/04/2014 12/07/2014
    Mitchell High School BAKERSVILLE, NC 12/04/2014 12/06/2014
    TADA Productions LINCOLN, NE 12/04/2014 12/14/2014
    Topeka Civic Theatre TOPEKA, KS 12/04/2014 12/14/2014
    Hillsdale Community Theatre, Inc. JONESVILLE, MI 12/04/2014 12/14/2014
    Front & Center Stage Productions CUMBERLAND, MD 12/04/2014 12/14/2014
    Take 3 Theater CHESTERFIELD, MO 12/04/2014 12/05/2014
    Saddleback College MISSION VIEJO, CA 12/04/2014 12/14/2014
    Kentlake High School KENT, WA 12/04/2014 12/13/2014
    Wakefield High School RALEIGH, NC 12/04/2014 12/06/2014
    Bethlehem Catholic High School BETHLEHEM, PA 12/05/2014 12/07/2014
    Jackson County Community Theatre BROWNSTOWN, IN 12/05/2014 12/13/2014
    Murray Calloway Cnty Community Theatre MURRAY, KY 12/05/2014 12/14/2014
    Northwestern High School ALBION, PA 12/05/2014 12/07/2014
    Village Playhouse of Wauwatosa WEST ALLIS, WI 12/05/2014 12/21/2014
    Fountain Inn Repertory Experience FOUNTAIN INN, SC 12/05/2014 12/14/2014
    West Hudson Arts & Theater Company KEARNY, NJ 12/05/2014 12/13/2014
    The CenterStage Players, Inc. CINCINNATI, OH 12/05/2014 12/13/2014
    McAdoo Kelayres Middle School MCADOO, PA 12/05/2014 12/05/2014
    James Wood Middle School WINCHESTER, VA 12/05/2014 12/06/2014
    Garden City High School GARDEN CITY, KS 12/05/2014 12/07/2014
    Youth Performance Company MINNEAPOLIS, MN 12/05/2014 12/21/2014
    Ariel Theatrical, Inc. SALINAS, CA 12/05/2014 12/20/2014
    St. John United Methodist Church CHATTANOOGA, TN 12/06/2014 12/06/2014
    North Central Texas College GAINESVILLE, TX 12/06/2014 12/12/2014
    Roseville Theater Arts Academy ROSEVILLE, CA 12/06/2014 12/20/2014
    Christian Youth Theater OVERLAND PARK, KS 12/07/2014 12/07/2014
    Addisville Reformed Church RICHBORO, PA 12/07/2014 12/07/2014
    Wheatland-Salem Church NAPERVILLE, IL 12/07/2014 12/07/2014
    Avalon Elementary School AVALON, NJ 12/09/2014 12/09/2014
    Perimeter Christian School DULUTH, GA 12/11/2014 12/14/2014
    La Crosse Community Theatre, Inc. LA CROSSE, WI 12/11/2014 12/21/2014
    Imagination Theatre ENUMCLAW, WA 12/12/2014 12/13/2014
    NextStop Theatre Company HERNDON, VA 12/12/2014 12/21/2014
    Lake Center Bible Church PORTAGE, MI 12/12/2014 12/14/2014
    Reel Kids SUPERIOR, CO 12/12/2014 12/14/2014
    Willamette Christian School EUGENE, OR 12/12/2014 12/14/2014
    Carolina Academy LAKE CITY, SC 12/12/2014 12/18/2014
    Benicia Middle School BENICIA, CA 12/13/2014 12/14/2014
    Cape Fear Community College WILMINGTON, NC 12/14/2014 12/14/2014
    Sinclair Community College DAYTON, OH 12/17/2014 12/20/2014
    Algonquin Arts Theatre MANASQUAN, NJ 12/18/2014 12/20/2014
    Laurel Highlands Sr. High School UNIONTOWN, PA 12/19/2014 12/19/2014
    New England Classical Academy CLAREMONT, NH 12/19/2014 12/20/2014
    Downtown Players LAMBERTVILLE, NJ 12/20/2014 12/20/2014
    Original Kids Theatre Company LONDON, ON 12/20/2014 12/21/2014
    Park Playhouse, Inc. ALBANY, NY 12/21/2014 12/21/2014
    Asheville Community Theatre ASHEVILLE, NC 02/06/2015 03/01/2015
    Spokane Civic Theatre SPOKANE, WA 02/26/2015 03/22/2015
    Arizona Broadway Theatre PEORIA, AZ 04/17/2015 05/10/2015
    Sacred Heart School TROY, MO 04/24/2015 04/24/2015
    Warner Theatre TORRINGTON, CT 05/02/2015 05/10/2015
    New Britain Youth Theater NEW BRITAIN, CT 07/24/2015 07/26/2015
    Maysville Players MAYSVILLE, KY 07/29/2015 08/02/2015
    Old Courthouse Theatre CONCORD, NC 08/27/2015 09/13/2015
    First Stage MILWAUKEE, WI 11/25/2015 01/03/2016
    Grand Opera House DUBUQUE, IA 11/27/2015 12/06/2015