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
    Old Log Theater EXCELSIOR, MN 11/17/2014 12/31/2014
    Western Washington Center for the Arts PORT ORCHARD, WA 11/21/2014 12/21/2014
    Oquirrh Hills Performing Arts Alliance MAGNA, UT 11/28/2014 12/20/2014
    Community Theatre Guild, Inc. VALPARAISO, IN 11/28/2014 12/21/2014
    Kentlake High School KENT, WA 12/02/2014 12/29/2014
    Youth Performance Company MINNEAPOLIS, MN 12/05/2014 12/21/2014
    Ariel Theatrical, Inc. SALINAS, CA 12/05/2014 12/20/2014
    Asheville Community Theatre ASHEVILLE, NC 12/05/2014 12/21/2014
    Village Playhouse of Wauwatosa WEST ALLIS, WI 12/05/2014 12/21/2014
    Steel City Theatre Company PUEBLO, CO 12/05/2014 12/21/2014
    FreeFall Stage FOLSOM, CA 12/05/2014 12/21/2014
    Triumvirate Theatre NIKISKI, AK 12/06/2014 12/27/2014
    Roseville Theater Arts Academy ROSEVILLE, CA 12/06/2014 12/20/2014
    Stagedoor Productions LONG BEACH, MS 12/06/2014 12/20/2014
    La Crosse Community Theatre, Inc. LA CROSSE, WI 12/11/2014 12/21/2014
    Longmont Theatre Company LONGMONT, CO 12/11/2014 12/20/2014
    Bayou City Theatrics HOUSTON, TX 12/12/2014 12/20/2014
    NextStop Theatre Company HERNDON, VA 12/12/2014 12/21/2014
    Villager's Theatre, Inc. SOMERSET, NJ 12/13/2014 12/21/2014
    Pig Brooch Theatre Company BROOKLYN, NY 12/13/2014 12/21/2014
    Sinclair Community College DAYTON, OH 12/17/2014 12/20/2014
    A Company of Girls PORTLAND, ME 12/18/2014 12/20/2014
    West Scranton High School SCRANTON, PA 12/18/2014 12/20/2014
    Algonquin Arts Theatre MANASQUAN, NJ 12/18/2014 12/20/2014
    Bay Street Theatre SAVANNAH, GA 12/19/2014 12/28/2014
    New England Classical Academy CLAREMONT, NH 12/19/2014 12/20/2014
    Tacoma Musical Playhouse TACOMA, WA 12/20/2014 12/24/2014
    Downtown Players LAMBERTVILLE, NJ 12/20/2014 12/20/2014
    FUSE Productions STATE COLLEGE, PA 12/20/2014 12/20/2014
    Park Playhouse, Inc. ALBANY, NY 12/21/2014 12/21/2014
    Family Fellowship AMHERST, OH 12/24/2014 12/24/2014
    Plaza Theatre Company CLEBURNE, TX 02/06/2015 03/14/2015
    Spokane Civic Theatre SPOKANE, WA 02/26/2015 03/22/2015
    Guthrie High School Vocal GUTHRIE, OK 03/05/2015 03/09/2015
    Original Kids Theatre Company LONDON, ON 03/26/2015 03/29/2015
    EverGreen Ministries HUDSONVILLE, MI 03/27/2015 03/29/2015
    Bethlehem Catholic High School BETHLEHEM, PA 04/10/2015 04/18/2015
    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
    Hershey Area Playhouse HERSHEY, PA 07/16/2015 07/26/2015
    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
    Performing Arts Summer Theater Academy LAKE BLUFF, IL 12/04/2015 12/06/2015