Acting Out Productions bring the familiar characters of the “Peanuts” gang to life on stage in, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown. The Musical is directed by Liza Altenburg and Music Directed by Sarah Leonard, both Allen Park residents. Taylor’s Kelly Klug serves as choreographer, and Riley Klauza of New Boston serves as Assistant Director and Assistant Choreographer.
This delightfully infectious musical has charmed audiences for close to 50 years. From the trials of first loves and little league championships to battles with book reports and kite-eating trees, audiences are invited to spend a day in the life of the inept but ever- hopeful Charlie Brown as he searches for what it means to be a good person, finding unexpected answers from his friends Lucy, Linus, Schroeder, Patty and Snoopy.
The talented cast includes: Joe Oliveri of Allen Park as “Charlie Brown”, Tyler Goethe of Southgate as “Snoopy”, Maddi Goethe of Southgate as “Sally Brown”, Ryan Boos of Allen Park as “Linus Van Pelt”, Makenna Mariles of Taylor as “Lucy Van Pelt”, Charlie Doddie of Southgate as “Schroeder”, Duncan McCardell of Trenton as “Pigpen”, Emily Hunt of Riverview as “Woodstock”, Stephanie Glitz of Southgate as “Peppermint Patty”, Melanie Huslander of Trenton as “Sophie & Blanket”, Katlin Jenkins of Allen Park as “Charlotte Braun”, Kennedy Klauza of Garden City as “Poochie”, Madeline Baker of of Wyandotte as “Shirley”, Jenna Chapa of Riverview as “Marcie”, Dominic Consiglio of Woodhaven as “Shermy”, Olivia Murphy of Southgate as “Violet”, Miranda Grahl of Taylor as “Freida”, Atam Bedikian of Wyandotte as “Floyd”, Moira McCardell of Trenton as “Clara”, and Ariel Parks of Taylor as “Eudora”, Heather Sherry of Monroe as “Truffles”, Katey Williamson of Brownstown as “Lila”, Kelley Williamson of Brownstown as “Ruby”, Donte Bankston of River Rouge as “Joe Richkid”.
Show dates and times are as follows: December 2, 3, 9, 10 at 7:30 p.m. and December 4 at 3:00 p.m. at the Royal Majestic Theatre inside Trillium Academy, 15740 Racho Road in Taylor. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students ages 13-18 with valid school ID. Friends and Family online deal $10 per person at actingoutdownriver.com/jazzhands.
Acting Out Productions is a theatre company focused on offering on-stage and backstage opportunities for theatre lovers of all ages in the Downriver area, who also continues to build a strong community.
For more information go to www.actingoutdownriver.com