Good grief! Come join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Lucy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang in the latest Mechanicville Jr./Sr. High School Drama Club production. The Drama Club’s latest foray is into the world of Charles Schultz with “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”.
Tonight at 7 p.m., with subsequent shows this Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m., the Paul N. Luther Auditorium will play host to the Drama Club will bring to life Schultz’s timeless characters and classic comic strip.
“Youre a Good Man, Charlie Brown” is a musical that takes a look at a day in the life of everybody’s favorite blockhead, Charlie Brown. Not only that but it will look at the lives and struggles of Charlie Brown’s friends, classmates, and cohorts. Be on the lookout for some of your favorites, like Snoopy, Woodstock, Schroeder, and more.
Co-Director Katie Dollard, who directs alongside Nicole Marschilok, had nothing but praise for the students’ boundless creativity and drive for the project giving the students’ a larger amount of creative control
“I’m so proud of our first musical! The cast and crew has worked so hard to make this production come together. I’ve really handed the reins over to the cast, as far as blocking out scenes goes: they really had a heavy hand in choreography. They are so funny!” said Dollard. She was notably proud of one of one scene that the students did a fantastic job performing.
“There’s a really great dance scene during ‘Beethoven Day’ that really embodies the Peanuts characters and a really funny exchange between Snoopy and Schroeder During “Glee Club” rehearsal,” said Dollard.
Dollard wanted to thank the tech teacher, Dave Roe, and a number of middle school students whose work was instrumental to with set design which freed up the others to concentrate on other areas of the play.
“A huge Thank You! has to go out to Dave Roe, our tech teacher for building “the wall” with the help of several middle school students. We went minimalistic with our set design this year, as I wanted the focus to be on the characters and their props,” said Dollard.
Dollard couldn’t stress enough the students’ amazing work and creative work behind the production. Noting it was an unmissable show.
“This is not a show to miss–our students are so talented and I’m just so proud of their work ethic and creativity,” said Dollard.
Tickets are on sale now.Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, and free for children under four.