The Landmark Musical Theater of San Francisco (Jon Rosen, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce the full cast and creative team for the company’s first production of 2022, YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIES BROWN. The production will run from March 11 to April 10, 2022 at the Landmark Musical Theater (533 Sutter Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102). Opening night will be Friday, March 11, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN is based on the comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schultz.
The musical features book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, with additional dialogue by Michael Mayer, and with additional music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. The Landmark production will be directed by Landmark Artistic Director Jon Rosen, with choreography by Elizabeth Rislove Etler and musical and vocal direction by Christopher Hewitt. Tickets range from $20 to $50 and are available now at LandmarkMusicals.com.
“I saw this off-Broadway show in New York in 1967 with ‘Radar O’Reilly’ Gary Burghoff of Mash in the title role and I was mesmerized,” said director Jon Rosen. “It was different from other musicals I had seen in New York: it had a much smaller cast (only 6), it was intimate (the theater only held about 150 people, much like our own theater in San Francisco, and the music, instead of being big and brassy like Hello Dolly or explosive like Oliver, was smooth and simple, with just a few instruments in the pit compared to a whole orchestra. first Off-Broadway experience and given the kind of shows that Landmark has become known for, he obviously had a huge influence on my interests in musical theatre.”
The cast of YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN will feature William Rhea as “Charlie Brown”, Meredith Fox as “Lucy Van Pelt”, Eriette Aranante as “Sally”, Ryan Liu as “Linus”, Paul Hogarth as ” Schroeder”. ,” Johann Santos as “Snoopy”, Willow Mae as “Violet”, and Curtis Pollard as “Shermy”.
Rosen noted that “this is the first show we’ve done since our founding in 2015 where every cast member has worked with us in some capacity in another Landmark production! I’m very happy and also proud of it. that we’ve cultivated an environment where cast and staff want to come back and work with us again. We’re not quite a “representative” company yet, but maybe in time we’ll get there. Right now, it’s great to be able to work with such a talented group of performers, musicians, and technical staff.”
For the Thursday, March 24, 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 26, 2:00 p.m. performances, Willow Mae will perform as “Sally” and Curtis Pollard will perform as “Linus.” From April 7-10, Curtis Pollard will appear as “Snoopy.”
In addition to Mr. Rosen, Ms. Etler and Mr. Hewitt, the creative team will include Landmark co-founder Richard Gutierrez (costume and graphic design), Bekah Broas (assistant director) Alicia Hurtado and Bekah Broas (social media marketing ), Emma Gifford (production stage manager) and M. Rosen (set design and lighting design).
Based on Charles Schultz’s beloved comic strip, the Peanuts gang come to life in the classic musical YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN by a talented group of Landmark Musical Theater regulars. Good old Charlie Brown, the kid who never gives up (even if he almost never wins), is joined by his little sister Sally, Charlie’s arch-nemesis, Lucy Van Pelt, his blanket-loving brother Linus, the young pianist Schroeder and Charlie’s favourite. dog Snoopy for a delightful evening of songs and scenes depicting a typical day in the life of Charlie Brown. This revised version of the original 1967 production written and composed by Clark Gesner includes two new songs written by Andrew Lippa (THE ADDAMS FAMILY, THE WILD PARTY) for the 1997 Broadway revival: Sally’s “New Philosophy” and “Beethoven Day ” by Schroeder as well as all the wonderful songs from the original, including “Suppertime”, “Baseball Game” and “Happiness”.
The Landmark Musical Theater’s 2021-2022 season will continue with a special surprise production to be announced in April. The 2022-2023 season of Landmark will be announced during the opening of YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN.
The Landmark Musical Theatre, as required by San Francisco County and the State of California, has imposed special rules for attendance at all performances, which include: proof of a completed vaccination cycle (or a test Negative Covid-19 performed within 72 hours for people who are not eligible for vaccination) and mandatory wearing of a mask indoors except when eating, drinking or performing on stage (people with a negative Covid-19 test must remain masked at all times We will provide hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes for use by audience members during performances and intermission We will provide surgical masks to audience members who require them to attend Landmark will keep its health protocols up to date as changes are permitted by public health organizations. If you would like to read our entire protocol, please CLICK HERE.
Landmark Musical Theater is in its seventh season in 2022, following its forced 18-month hiatus due to Covid-19 after its last pre-2021 production, URINETOWN, closed in early March 2020. Formed in the summer of 2015 after having brought its Santa Clara production of the satirical musical TOMFOOLERY (based on the hilarious lyrics and music by Tom Lehrer) to the Eureka Theater (now the Gateway), Landmark has produced shows such as THE BOY FROM OZ (area premiere in Bay), EVITA, HAIR (TBA winner, Best Choreography Level 3) and THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at multiple San Francisco venues including the Shelton Theatre, Exit Theater and Great Star Theatre. Landmark is thrilled to finally have “a place of its own in San Francisco” on the second floor at 533 Sutter Street between Mason and Powell.
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