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.
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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.
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
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:
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
is presented by arrangement with
TAMS WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC.
560 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10022
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
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 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. 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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