The classic animated television special A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation, in which Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts Gang discover the true meaning of Christmas.
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and Lee Mendelson Film Productions
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When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees among everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but this proves to be a frustrating endeavor. When an attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas fir tree fails, he needs Linus’ help to discover the real meaning of Christmas.
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
by Charles M. Schulz
Based on the television special by Bill Melendez
and Lee Mendelson
Stage Adaptation by Eric Schaeffer
By Special Arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson
Such credits to the authors for all purposes shall be in type size equal to or greater than that of any other credits except for that of the star(s) above the title. In the programs, the credits shall appear on the title page thereof.
The title page of the program shall contain the following announcement in type size at least one-half the size of the authors’ credits:
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
is presented by arrangement with
TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC.
560 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10022
Cymals: Crash, Sizzle, Ride
Handbells (or Glockenspiel)
1 Prompt Book with Vocal Parts for Director
11 Prompt Books with Vocal Parts for Cast
1 Piano-Vocal Score
1 Production Notes
Optional Additional Materials
1 Tams Rehearsal & Performance Aid
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS was first shown as an animated television special in 1965 and has been part of the holiday tradition ever since. The stage adaptation was completed in 2013.
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Organization City, State First Performance Last Performance Coterie, Inc. KANSAS CITY, MO 11/07/2017 12/31/2017 Dallas Children's Theatre DALLAS, TX 11/16/2017 12/23/2017 Academy of Performing Arts Inc. ORLEANS, MA 11/17/2017 12/30/2017 Main Street Theatre HOUSTON, TX 11/20/2017 12/22/2017 First Stage MILWAUKEE, WI 11/24/2017 12/31/2017 Fontanel Attractions WHITES CREEK, TN 11/24/2017 12/23/2017 Plaza Theatrical Productions, Inc. LYNBROOK, NY 11/25/2017 12/22/2017 Boston Children's Theatre BOSTON, MA 11/25/2017 12/20/2017 Prescott Center for the Arts PRESCOTT, AZ 11/30/2017 12/17/2017 Taproot Theatre Company SEATTLE, WA 11/30/2017 12/27/2017 City Theater Associates BIDDEFORD, ME 12/01/2017 12/17/2017 Savannah Children's Theatre SAVANNAH, GA 12/01/2017 12/17/2017 Main Stage Productions, Inc. SPRING, TX 12/01/2017 12/17/2017 Open Hand Theater SYRACUSE, NY 12/02/2017 12/30/2017 The Rialto Theatre AKRON, OH 12/02/2017 12/23/2017 Steel City Theatre Company PUEBLO, CO 12/07/2017 12/17/2017 Manitoba Theatre for Young People WINNIPEG, MB 12/07/2017 12/31/2017 Alpena Civic Theatre ALPENA, MI 12/07/2017 12/17/2017 Circle Theatre of Barnwell BARNWELL, SC 12/08/2017 12/17/2017 Phipps Center for the Arts HUDSON, WI 12/08/2017 12/17/2017 Arizona Broadway Theatre PEORIA, AZ 12/08/2017 12/27/2017 Hoogland Center for the Arts SPRINGFIELD, IL 12/08/2017 12/17/2017 Fort Wayne Youtheatre FORT WAYNE, IN 12/08/2017 12/17/2017 Prattville's Way off Broadway PRATTVILLE, AL 12/09/2017 12/17/2017 Diamond Head Theatre HONOLULU, HI 12/13/2017 12/23/2017 Theatre of Youth BUFFALO, NY 12/13/2017 12/17/2017 Newnan Community Theatre Company NEWNAN, GA 12/14/2017 12/23/2017 Sinclair Community College DAYTON, OH 12/14/2017 12/17/2017 Paris Community Theatre PARIS, TX 12/14/2017 12/17/2017 Seacoast Repertory Theatre PORTSMOUTH, NH 12/14/2017 12/23/2017 Hershey Area Playhouse HERSHEY, PA 12/14/2017 12/17/2017 Southgate Community Players SOUTHGATE, MI 12/15/2017 12/17/2017 Foundation of Arts JONESBORO, AR 12/15/2017 12/19/2017 Surrey Little Theatre SURREY, BC 12/15/2017 12/17/2017 Voyager Academy Middle School DURHAM, NC 12/15/2017 12/17/2017 First Baptist Church of Elba ELBA, NY 12/15/2017 12/17/2017 Thorn Hill Learning Center FRANKFORT, KY 12/15/2017 12/17/2017 Marquee Youth Stage SAINT CHARLES, IL 12/16/2017 12/17/2017 Grace Church DURANGO, CO 12/16/2017 12/17/2017 Everybody's Theater Company MAPLE GLEN, PA 12/16/2017 12/17/2017 Mountain Bible Church PAYSON, AZ 12/16/2017 12/17/2017 First Baptist Church HARTWICK, NY 12/16/2017 12/17/2017 Faith Landmarks Ministries RICHMOND, VA 12/17/2017 12/17/2017 Church of the Holy Spirit LAKE FOREST, IL 12/17/2017 12/17/2017 Action Church CLOVIS, CA 12/17/2017 12/17/2017 Alliance High School ALLIANCE, OH 12/17/2017 12/17/2017 Charles Pinckney Elementary School MT. PLEASANT, SC 12/19/2017 12/20/2017 First Baptist Church HART, MI 12/19/2017 12/19/2017 Damascus High School DAMASCUS, MD 12/20/2017 12/20/2017 Magik Theatre SAN ANTONIO, TX 12/20/2017 12/30/2017 Owen Sound Little Theatre OWEN SOUND, ON 12/21/2017 12/21/2017 Secret Theatre Musicals LONG ISLAND CITY, NY 12/21/2017 01/06/2018 StoryBook Theatre CALGARY, AB 12/21/2017 12/23/2017 Hamburg Presbyterian Church HAMBURG, NY 12/24/2017 12/24/2017 Advent Lutheran Church ARLINGTON, TX 12/24/2017 12/24/2017 Eastminster United Church TORONTO, ON 12/24/2017 12/24/2017 Grace United Methodist Church INDIANA, PA 12/24/2017 12/24/2017 The Union Church of Hinsdale HINSDALE, IL 12/24/2017 12/24/2017 City of District Heights Theatre DISTRICT HEIGHTS, MD 12/28/2017 12/28/2017 Mighty Richland Players Dessert Theater ORANGEVILLE, IL 11/24/2018 12/02/2018 Chapin Community Theatre CHAPIN, SC 11/29/2018 12/09/2018 Port Gamble Theater PORT GAMBLE, WA 11/30/2018 12/16/2018