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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    Plano Children's Theatre PLANO, TX 11/03/2014 12/19/2014
    Halifax Theatre / Bayou Playhouse LOCKPORT, LA 11/07/2014 12/07/2014
    Old Log Theater EXCELSIOR, MN 11/17/2014 12/31/2014
    Tallahassee Community College TALLAHASSEE, FL 11/20/2014 12/06/2014
    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
    Dalton Little Theatre DALTON, GA 11/28/2014 12/13/2014
    Oquirrh Hills Performing Arts Alliance MAGNA, UT 11/28/2014 12/20/2014
    Central Wisconsin Children's Theatre WAUSAU, WI 11/29/2014 11/30/2014
    Croswell Opera House & Fine Arts Assn. ADRIAN, MI 11/29/2014 12/07/2014
    South Ogden J.H.S. SOUTH OGDEN, UT 12/02/2014 12/05/2014
    Kentlake High School KENT, WA 12/02/2014 12/29/2014
    Henry Street High School WHITBY, ON 12/03/2014 12/05/2014
    Spartanburg Little Theatre SPARTANBURG, SC 12/03/2014 12/06/2014
    Front & Center Stage Productions CUMBERLAND, MD 12/04/2014 12/14/2014
    Take 3 Theater CHESTERFIELD, MO 12/04/2014 12/05/2014
    Sand Springs Community Theatre TULSA, OK 12/04/2014 12/07/2014
    Sparrows Nest Theater ANSON, ME 12/04/2014 12/07/2014
    Saddleback College MISSION VIEJO, CA 12/04/2014 12/14/2014
    Wakefield High School RALEIGH, NC 12/04/2014 12/06/2014
    Dickson County Sr. High School DICKSON, TN 12/04/2014 12/07/2014
    Hanover High School HANOVER, PA 12/04/2014 12/07/2014
    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
    Topeka Civic Theatre TOPEKA, KS 12/04/2014 12/14/2014
    Hillsdale Community Theatre, Inc. JONESVILLE, MI 12/04/2014 12/14/2014
    West Seneca East Senior High School WEST SENECA, NY 12/04/2014 12/05/2014
    Fountain Inn Repertory Experience FOUNTAIN INN, SC 12/05/2014 12/14/2014
    Performing Arts Academy MIDDLETOWN, OH 12/05/2014 12/06/2014
    Pickwick Players ALPINE, CA 12/05/2014 12/14/2014
    Foothills Christian High School EL CAJON, CA 12/05/2014 12/07/2014
    West Hudson Arts & Theater Company KEARNY, NJ 12/05/2014 12/13/2014
    Little Grand Theatre Co. MADISON, IN 12/05/2014 12/07/2014
    FreeFall Stage FOLSOM, CA 12/05/2014 12/21/2014
    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
    South Shore Stageworks SCITUATE, MA 12/05/2014 12/06/2014
    Garden City High School GARDEN CITY, KS 12/05/2014 12/07/2014
    Eastern York High School WRIGHTSVILLE, PA 12/05/2014 12/06/2014
    Youth Performance Company MINNEAPOLIS, MN 12/05/2014 12/21/2014
    Ariel Theatrical, Inc. SALINAS, CA 12/05/2014 12/20/2014
    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
    Muskogee Little Theatre MUSKOGEE, OK 12/05/2014 12/13/2014
    Northwestern High School ALBION, PA 12/05/2014 12/07/2014
    Pickerington Community Theatre REYNOLDSBURG, OH 12/05/2014 12/14/2014
    Warner Robins High School WARNER ROBINS, GA 12/05/2014 12/06/2014
    W.F. Kaynor High School WATERBURY, CT 12/05/2014 12/05/2014
    Village Playhouse of Wauwatosa WEST ALLIS, WI 12/05/2014 12/21/2014
    North Central Texas College GAINESVILLE, TX 12/06/2014 12/12/2014
    Roseville Theater Arts Academy ROSEVILLE, CA 12/06/2014 12/20/2014
    Stagedoor Productions LONG BEACH, MS 12/06/2014 12/20/2014
    Titusville Council on the Arts TITUSVILLE, PA 12/06/2014 12/06/2014
    St. John United Methodist Church CHATTANOOGA, TN 12/06/2014 12/06/2014
    Addisville Reformed Church RICHBORO, PA 12/07/2014 12/07/2014
    Wheatland-Salem Church NAPERVILLE, IL 12/07/2014 12/07/2014
    Christian Youth Theater OVERLAND PARK, KS 12/07/2014 12/07/2014
    Avalon Elementary School AVALON, NJ 12/09/2014 12/09/2014
    City of District Heights Theatre DISTRICT HEIGHTS, MD 12/10/2014 12/10/2014
    Longmont Theatre Company LONGMONT, CO 12/11/2014 12/20/2014
    Pied Piper Players TUPELO, MS 12/11/2014 12/13/2014
    Wesley Christian Academy MARKHAM, ON 12/11/2014 12/11/2014
    Cedarcroft Bible Chapel Drama Club SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ 12/11/2014 12/14/2014
    Holden School HOLDEN, AB 12/11/2014 12/11/2014
    Perimeter Christian School DULUTH, GA 12/11/2014 12/14/2014
    Walkersville High School WALKERSVILLE, MD 12/11/2014 12/14/2014
    Wichita Children's Theatre & Dance Ctr WICHITA, KS 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
    Prince of Wales Players KLAWOCK, AK 12/12/2014 12/14/2014
    NextStop Theatre Company HERNDON, VA 12/12/2014 12/21/2014
    Crosspoint Church EL PASO, TX 12/12/2014 12/14/2014
    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
    Calvary Chapel Bible Fellowship TEMECULA, CA 12/12/2014 12/13/2014
    Carolina Academy LAKE CITY, SC 12/12/2014 12/18/2014
    Grace United Methodist Church LAKE BLUFF, IL 12/12/2014 12/12/2014
    Triumvirate Theatre NIKISKI, AK 12/12/2014 12/27/2014
    Benicia Middle School BENICIA, CA 12/13/2014 12/14/2014
    Franklin County Arts Council HAMPTON, IA 12/13/2014 12/14/2014
    Eagle's Landing First Baptist Church MCDONOUGH, GA 12/13/2014 12/14/2014
    Cape Fear Community College WILMINGTON, NC 12/14/2014 12/14/2014
    Antelope Valley Children's Choir LANCASTER, CA 12/14/2014 12/14/2014
    Bible World Church CHESAPEAKE, VA 12/14/2014 12/14/2014
    Southern Hills Baptist Church TULSA, OK 12/14/2014 12/14/2014
    Community of Hope Church DELTA, BC 12/14/2014 12/14/2014
    Westerville South High School WESTERVILLE, OH 12/16/2014 12/16/2014
    Sinclair Community College DAYTON, OH 12/17/2014 12/20/2014
    Algonquin Arts Theatre MANASQUAN, NJ 12/18/2014 12/20/2014
    Avondale Logandale School CHICAGO, IL 12/18/2014 12/19/2014
    A Company of Girls PORTLAND, ME 12/18/2014 12/20/2014
    Coon Rapids High School COON RAPIDS, MN 12/18/2014 12/18/2014
    West Scranton High School SCRANTON, PA 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
    Calvary Christian Academy HUNTINGDON, PA 12/19/2014 12/19/2014
    Laurel Highlands Sr. High School UNIONTOWN, PA 12/19/2014 12/19/2014
    FUSE Productions STATE COLLEGE, PA 12/20/2014 12/20/2014
    Tacoma Musical Playhouse TACOMA, WA 12/20/2014 12/24/2014
    Original Kids Theatre Company LONDON, ON 12/20/2014 12/21/2014
    Downtown Players LAMBERTVILLE, NJ 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
    Spokane Civic Theatre SPOKANE, WA 02/26/2015 03/22/2015
    Guthrie High School Vocal GUTHRIE, OK 03/05/2015 03/09/2015
    EverGreen Ministries HUDSONVILLE, MI 03/27/2015 03/29/2015
    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