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.
Music samples provided courtesy of Fantasy Records
and Lee Mendelson Film Productions
Photos by Deborah Karson, courtesy of SOOP Theatre Company in Pelham, NY
- Musical Numbers
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
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Cymals: Crash, Sizzle, Ride
Handbells (or Glockenspiel)
2 Piano/Conductor Scores
10 Libretto/Vocal Books
1 Production Notes
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.
1. “Christmas Time Is Here” – Company
1a. Transition to Snowballs – Orchestra
2. Snowballs – Orchestra
2a. Transition to Booth – Orchestra
3. My Own Dog, Gone Commercial – Orchestra
4. Christmas Is Coming / Linus & Lucy – Orchestra
5. Finding A Tree – Orchestra
5a. After Finding A Tree – Orchestra
6. Schroeder’s Christmas Concert – Orchestra
7. After Linus’ Message – Orchestra
8. “Finding Christmas” – Company
9. Curtain Call / Optional Carol Sing-Along – Company & Audience
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