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 York Central School RETSOF, NY 11/09/2017 11/11/2017 Hillcrest High School SPRINGFIELD, MO 11/10/2017 11/11/2017 Lee Christian High School SANFORD, NC 11/11/2017 11/12/2017 Woodrow Wilson High School LOS ANGELES, CA 11/15/2017 11/18/2017 St. Martin's Episcopal School SEVERNA PARK, MD 11/16/2017 11/17/2017 Dallas Children's Theatre DALLAS, TX 11/16/2017 12/23/2017 Virginia Samford Theatre BIRMINGHAM, AL 11/16/2017 11/19/2017 West Genesee Middle School CAMILLUS, NY 11/16/2017 11/18/2017 Volcano Theatre Company VOLCANO, CA 11/17/2017 12/09/2017 Coralville Center for Performing Arts CORALVILLE, IA 11/17/2017 11/19/2017 Liberty Christian Academy PATASKALA, OH 11/17/2017 11/18/2017 Main Street Theatre HOUSTON, TX 11/20/2017 12/22/2017 Roxy Productions, Inc. CLARKSVILLE, TN 11/23/2017 12/16/2017 1st Street Players BIRDSBORO, PA 11/24/2017 12/03/2017 Fontanel Attractions WHITES CREEK, TN 11/24/2017 12/23/2017 Plaza Theatrical Productions, Inc. LYNBROOK, NY 11/25/2017 12/22/2017 St. Jude the Apostle School ATLANTA, GA 11/29/2017 12/02/2017 Sculptor Elementary School TITUSVILLE, FL 11/30/2017 12/01/2017 Byron Steele High School CIBOLO, TX 11/30/2017 12/09/2017 Ada Community Theatre ACT II ADA, OK 11/30/2017 12/02/2017 Worthington Kilbourne High School COLUMBUS, OH 11/30/2017 12/02/2017 Taproot Theatre Company SEATTLE, WA 11/30/2017 12/27/2017 Theatre of Youth BUFFALO, NY 11/30/2017 12/17/2017 Stage Coach Players, Inc. DE KALB, IL 11/30/2017 12/03/2017 Pollard Memorial United Methodist Ch. TYLER, TX 11/30/2017 12/02/2017 Prescott Center for the Arts PRESCOTT, AZ 11/30/2017 12/17/2017 Jackson County High School JEFFERSON, GA 11/30/2017 12/03/2017 Wentzville Christian Church WENTZVILLE, MO 11/30/2017 12/02/2017 Gaslight Theatre Company WILKES-BARRE TWP, PA 12/01/2017 12/10/2017 Hays Community Theatre HAYS, KS 12/01/2017 12/03/2017 Riverside Theatre Works HYDE PARK, MA 12/01/2017 12/09/2017 Union County Arts Center RAHWAY, NJ 12/01/2017 12/10/2017 Dublin Scioto High School DUBLIN, OH 12/01/2017 12/03/2017 Academy of Children's Theatre RICHLAND, WA 12/01/2017 12/10/2017 Encore Youth Theater HARTLAND, MI 12/01/2017 12/03/2017 City Theater Associates BIDDEFORD, ME 12/01/2017 12/17/2017 Community Playhouse of Lancaster County LANCASTER, SC 12/01/2017 12/03/2017 County Players Inc. WAPPINGER FALLS, NY 12/01/2017 12/03/2017 Diamond Head Theatre HONOLULU, HI 12/01/2017 12/23/2017 La Porte Little Theatre Club Inc. 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