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 the true 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 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
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
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 Hillcrest High School SPRINGFIELD, MO 11/10/2017 11/11/2017 Woodrow Wilson High School LOS ANGELES, CA 11/15/2017 11/18/2017 Virginia Samford Theatre BIRMINGHAM, AL 11/16/2017 11/19/2017 Volcano Theatre Company VOLCANO, CA 11/17/2017 12/09/2017 Nazareth College Arts Center ROCHESTER, NY 11/18/2017 12/03/2017 First Stage MILWAUKEE, WI 11/24/2017 12/31/2017 Stagecoach Players DE KALB, IL 11/30/2017 12/03/2017 Theatre of Youth BUFFALO, NY 11/30/2017 12/17/2017 City Theatre Associates BIDDEFORD, ME 12/01/2017 12/17/2017 Community Playhouse of Lancaster County LANCASTER, SC 12/01/2017 12/03/2017 County Players Inc. WAPPINGER FALLS, NY 12/01/2017 12/03/2017 Diamond Head Theatre HONOLULU, HI 12/01/2017 12/23/2017 Main Stage Productions, Inc. SPRING, TX 12/01/2017 12/17/2017 Performing Arts Summer Theater Academy LAKE BLUFF, IL 12/01/2017 12/03/2017 1st Street Players BIRDSBORO, PA 12/01/2017 12/10/2017 Union County Arts Center RAHWAY, NJ 12/01/2017 12/10/2017 Collierville Arts Council COLLIERVILLE, TN 12/02/2017 12/10/2017 Road Less Traveled Productions BUFFALO, NY 12/07/2017 12/24/2017 Phipps Center for the Arts HUDSON, WI 12/08/2017 12/17/2017 Fort Wayne Youtheatre FORT WAYNE, IN 12/08/2017 12/17/2017 Waxahachie Community Theatre WAXAHACHIE, TX 12/08/2017 12/10/2017 StoryBook Theatre CALGARY, AB 12/08/2017 12/30/2017 Christ Community Church LEAWOOD, KS 12/09/2017 12/09/2017 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