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 in which Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts Gang discover with the true meaning of Christmas.

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

  • Synopsis
  • Credits
  • Orchestration
  • Rehearsal Materials
  • Cast List
  • Brief History
  • Upcoming
  • 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 discover the real meaning of Christmas.

  • 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

  • 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 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 & Performance Aid

  • Charlie Brown
    Snoopy
    Lucy
    Linus
    Pig Pen
    Frieda
    Schroeder
    Violet
    Sally
    Patty
    Shermy

  • 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
    Theatre-on-the-Hill WOODSTOCK, IL 01/27/2017 01/29/2017
    Woodrow Wilson High School LOS ANGELES, CA 11/15/2017 11/18/2017
    Volcano Theatre Company VOLCANO, CA 11/17/2017 12/09/2017
    Stagecoach Players DE KALB, IL 11/30/2017 12/03/2017
    Performing Arts Summer Theater Academy LAKE BLUFF, IL 12/01/2017 12/03/2017
    Road Less Traveled Productions BUFFALO, NY 12/07/2017 12/24/2017
    Fort Wayne Youtheatre FORT WAYNE, IN 12/08/2017 12/17/2017
    Waxahachie Community Theatre WAXAHACHIE, TX 12/08/2017 12/10/2017
    St. Louis the King Catholic School GLENDALE, AZ 12/14/2017 12/14/2017
    Seacoast Repertory Theatre PORTSMOUTH, NH 12/14/2017 12/23/2017
    Hershey Area Playhouse HERSHEY, PA 12/14/2017 12/17/2017