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
Photos by Deborah Karson, courtesy of SOOP Theatre Company in Pelham, NY
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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 Louisville High School LOUISVILLE, NE 11/03/2018 11/25/2018 John Marshall High School GLEN DALE, WV 11/03/2018 12/02/2018 Nite Lite Theatre of Gibson County TRENTON, TN 11/08/2018 11/11/2018 Camino Real Playhouse SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA 11/23/2018 12/22/2018 Community Theatre Guild, Inc. VALPARAISO, IN 11/23/2018 12/16/2018 Rockwall Community Playhouse ROCKWALL, TX 11/23/2018 12/09/2018 Mighty Richland Players Dessert Theater ORANGEVILLE, IL 11/24/2018 12/02/2018 Barn Theatre WILLMAR, MN 11/29/2018 12/09/2018 Chapin Community Theatre CHAPIN, SC 11/29/2018 12/09/2018 Academy Players of Rhode Island PROVIDENCE, RI 11/30/2018 12/09/2018 Seattle Musical Theatre SEATTLE, WA 11/30/2018 12/16/2018 Port Gamble Theater PORT GAMBLE, WA 11/30/2018 12/16/2018 Tamaqua Area Community Theater TAMAQUA, PA 11/30/2018 12/02/2018 Red House Arts Center SYRACUSE, NY 12/06/2018 12/16/2018 Richmond Civic Theatre Inc. RICHMOND, IN 12/07/2018 12/16/2018 Studio Players, Inc. UPPER MONTCLAIR, NJ 12/07/2018 12/16/2018 Rhode Center for the Arts KENOSHA, WI 12/07/2018 12/16/2018 Cobblestone Players FARMINGTON, NY 12/07/2018 12/09/2018 Triboro Youth Theatre ATTLEBORO, MA 12/07/2018 12/07/2018 Firm Foundation Ministries CENTREVILLE, MI 12/13/2018 12/15/2018 Algonquin Arts Theatre MANASQUAN, NJ 12/14/2018 12/16/2018 Roswell Youth Theatre ROSWELL, GA 12/14/2018 12/16/2018