Auditions for: You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
Presented by Wilcox
Directed by David Kaye
Based on The Comic Strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz
Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner
Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer
Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Rehearsal begin June 7th, 2021
Performances July 9th through August 15th
Most Thursdays through Sundays
Virtual Auditions now through Saturday, March 20. We encourage you to submit early.
Complete this audition form and use this link to provide your information. The deadline for submissions is Saturday, March 20 by 7pm. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Actors of color are strongly encouraged to audition, and all roles are open to inclusive casting unless otherwise specified. Auditions/interviews shall be conducted in a manner that promotes fair consideration to persons of all races, ethnicities, national origins, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and ability statuses.
COVID-19 protocols as specified by the State of New Hampshire are followed for all rehearsals and performances.
Synopsis of Play:
Charlie Brown and the entire Peanuts gang explore life’s great questions as they play baseball, struggle with homework, sing songs, swoon over their crushes, and celebrate the joy of friendship.
Along with your most up-to-date headshot and resume, actors should submit a video with a contemporary monologue and two 16-32 bar cuts of songs in the style of the show.
SEEKING TO CAST (all actors must be 18 and older):
Charlie Brown: A lovable loser, a child possessed of endless determination and hope, but who is ultimately dominated by his insecurities and a “permanent case of bad luck”. He is often taken advantage of by his peers.
Sally Brown: Charlie Brown’s younger sister. Sally has a “take it easy” approach to life, preferring to slide by while doing as little work as possible. She is hopelessly in love with Linus. Sally has philosophies on life although they are not the most well thought out philosophies, basically being phrases such as, “Who cares?”, “Why me?”, and “How should I know?
Snoopy: He is Charlie Brown’s pet beagle, and is owned and cared for by Charlie Brown although at times it is not clear who is in charge. Snoopy is blessed with a rich fantasy life.
Lucy Van Pelt: A crabby, bossy, selfish girl! She is especially mean to Charlie Brown
and her “stupid” little brother Linus. Lucy is in love with Schroeder who has NO interest in her
whatsoever. Lucy is loud, obnoxious and has a very strong personality.
Linus Van Pelt: He is Lucy’s little brother . Linus always means well and tries to smooth over any storms that arise amongst the gang. A source of frustration for him is Lucy, who always belittles him, particularly over his “stupid blanket” which is always at his side.
Schroeder: He has a precocious skill at playing the piano, as well as by his love of classical music and the composer Ludwig van Beethoven. Lucy is infatuated with Schroeder but since Beethoven is a lifelong bachelor, Schroeder feels that he must emulate every aspect of his idol’s life.