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ACTORS ENSEMBLE OF BERKELEY
 
PRESENTS
 
"YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN"
 

Our summer musical could be considered a revival of a revival, as Gregg Klein re-mounts his acclaimed production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" for Actors Ensemble of Berkeley. Mr. Klein first directed this version for Masquers Playhouse five years ago and it draws on the 1999 Broadway revival which brought a fresh approach to the classic 1967 musical. Two new songs, "Beethoven Day" and "My New Philosophy," have been added to the twelve fun numbers of the original version, including the hits "My Blanket and Me," "Happiness," "The Kite," "Suppertime," and "The Baseball Game."

The musical follows a day in the life of Charlie Brown, although this is an extraordinary day made up of all the little moments picked from all the days of Charlie Brown, from Valentine's Day to the baseball season, showcasing wild optimism to utter despair, and it's all mixed in with the lives of his sister, Sally Brown, and friends Linus, Lucy, Schroeder and Snoopy. This singing, dancing 1999 revival of "Charlie Brown" went on to win two Tony Awards and three Drama Desk Awards. Come have a happy day with the Peanuts gang!

"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" will be performed Fridays and Saturdays, July 17th through August 15th, with an extra performance on Thursday, August 13th. All performances begin at 8:00 pm.

Actors Ensemble of Berkley presents "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" to celebrate the life of Ralph Miller, a longtime board member at Actors Ensemble as well as an esteemed Bay Area actor.

When: Fridays and Saturdays, July 17th through August 15th, with an extra performance on Thursday, August 13th. All performances begin at 8:00 pm.

What: Musical - "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown""

Who: Actors Ensemble of Berkeley

Where: Live Oak Theatre, 1301 Shattuck Avenue (at Berryman) in Berkeley

Public Info: (510) 649-5999 www.aeofberkeley.org

Admission: All shows - $15 General Admission; $12 for Seniors and Students (with I.D.). To order tickets online, go to www.aeofberkeley.org.

Contact: Eric Carlson (510) 525-7511; unknown5@earthlink.net
Roger Schrag (510) 501-2701; rs1712@aeofberkeley.org

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