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 for Director
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 Raleigh Little Theatre, Inc. RALEIGH, NC 10/28/2016 11/20/2016 Amarillo College AMARILLO, TX 11/17/2016 11/20/2016 The Anthem House KLAMATH FALLS, OR 11/17/2016 11/20/2016 Dallas Children's Theatre DALLAS, TX 11/17/2016 12/18/2016 Ferndale Repertory Theatre FERNDALE, CA 11/23/2016 12/18/2016 Richmond Community Theatre RICHMOND, MI 11/25/2016 11/26/2016 Jenny Wiley Theatre PRESTONBURG, KY 11/25/2016 12/18/2016 Carousel Theatre for Young People VANCOUVER, BC 11/30/2016 01/01/2017 Academy of the New Church Sec School BRYN ATHYN, PA 12/01/2016 12/03/2016 Parkland College CHAMPAIGN, IL 12/01/2016 12/11/2016 Stained Glass Theatre Mid-Missouri JEFFERSON CITY, MO 12/01/2016 12/17/2016 Ohio University LANCASTER, OH 12/01/2016 12/04/2016 Magical Theatre Company BARBERTON, OH 12/01/2016 12/18/2016 Taproot Theatre Company SEATTLE, WA 12/01/2016 12/28/2016 Garden Theatre Inc. WINTER GARDEN, FL 12/02/2016 12/18/2016 Circle Theater OMAHA, NE 12/02/2016 12/17/2016 South Carolina Children's Theatre GREENVILLE, SC 12/02/2016 12/10/2016 Clinton County Showcase BREESE, IL 12/02/2016 12/04/2016 Community Playhouse of Lancaster County LANCASTER, SC 12/02/2016 12/04/2016 Spokane Civic Theatre SPOKANE, WA 12/03/2016 12/11/2016 Roseville Theater Arts Academy ROSEVILLE, CA 12/03/2016 12/17/2016 No Square Theatre LAGUNA BEACH, CA 12/03/2016 12/18/2016 First Mennonite Church DENVER, CO 12/06/2016 12/06/2016 Arizona Broadway Theatre PEORIA, AZ 12/08/2016 12/27/2016 Lionheart Theatre Company NORCROSS, GA 12/08/2016 12/18/2016 Sunrise Players MONUMENT, CO 12/08/2016 12/11/2016 All Saints Catholic Secondary School WHITBY, ON 12/08/2016 12/09/2016 Southern High School HARWOOD, MD 12/08/2016 12/10/2016 Little Theatre of Wilkes Barre EDWARDSVILLE, PA 12/08/2016 12/18/2016 Pensacola Little Theatre PENSACOLA, FL 12/09/2016 12/20/2016 Windmill Productions BELLEFONTAINE, OH 12/09/2016 12/11/2016 Home Made Theatre SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12/09/2016 12/18/2016 Warner Theatre TORRINGTON, CT 12/10/2016 12/18/2016 Lutheran High School INDIANAPOLIS, IN 12/10/2016 12/11/2016 Compass Academy IDAHO FALLS, ID 12/11/2016 12/14/2016 iDREAM Academy ALPINE, CA 12/13/2016 12/13/2016 Sinclair Community College DAYTON, OH 12/15/2016 12/18/2016 Concord Trinity United Methodist Church ST. LOUIS, MO 12/15/2016 12/15/2016 Journey Church of Kankakee County KANKAKEE, IL 12/16/2016 12/18/2016 Street Lamp Productions RISING SUN, MD 12/18/2016 12/20/2016