Saturday, September 19, 2009

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Tonight is the last night to see You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown at Boise Little Theater. It's a really cute show and I'd recommend you see it.

Among the principals, John Myers did a fantastic job capturing the sort of self-conscious, neurotic mannerisms that make Charlie Brown Charlie Brown. Autumn Kersey was excellent as the forceful Lucy Van Pelt. And James Ulmen knocked it out of the park with his tap number in "Supper Time."

Paul Kersey, Jessica Staggs and Ben Ulmen did a nice job as Schroeder, Sally and Linus, and Cheryl Blauer, Erin Chancer Smith, Karissa Murrell Adams and Scott Beals rounded out the chorus.

I loved recognizing many of the individual strips I'd read as a kid, and recognizing even more of the constant tropes: the Red Baron, Lucy's Psychiatric Help booth, and Charlie Brown's eternal crush on the never seen little red-haired girl.

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