The classic animated television special A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS comes to life in this faithful 30-minute 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.
NOTE: Running time is approximately 30 minutes.
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
Digital download of Performance Tracks available for purchase
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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Organization City, State First Performance Last Performance Coterie Theatre Kansas City, MO 11/05/2019 12/29/2019 Valley Christian School San Jose, CA 11/14/2019 11/23/2019 Solvay High School Syracuse, NY 11/15/2019 11/16/2019 Dockside Theatre Company Manteo, NC 11/16/2019 11/18/2019 Portland Christian Schools Portland, OR 11/16/2019 11/24/2019 94 North Productions Wisconsin Dells, WI 11/19/2019 12/20/2019 Curtain and Lights Theatre Company Decatur, AL 11/21/2019 11/23/2019 Riverside Theatre, Inc. Vero Beach, FL 11/22/2019 11/24/2019 Mantorville Theatre Company Mantorville, MN 11/22/2019 12/08/2019 Grandstreet Theatre Helena, MT 11/22/2019 12/22/2019 Southeastern Illinois College Harrisburg, IL 11/22/2019 11/24/2019 St. Mary Catholic School Mobile, AL 11/25/2019 11/26/2019 Dulaney High School Linthicum Heights, MD 11/28/2019 11/30/2019 South Carolina Children's Theatre Greenville, SC 11/29/2019 12/08/2019 State Street Theater Co New Ulm, MN 11/29/2019 12/01/2019 ARIEL Theatrical, Inc. Salinas, CA 11/29/2019 12/14/2019 Trevor Barker Productions Fort Frances, ON 11/29/2019 11/29/2019 The Spartanburg Little Theatre Spartanburg, SC 12/04/2019 12/07/2019 Colonial Actors Theater Society South Hill, VA 12/05/2019 12/15/2019 Hayswood Theatre Corydon, IN 12/05/2019 12/15/2019 Roseville Theatre Arts Academy Roseville, CA 12/05/2019 12/18/2019 Dartmouth High School South Dartmouth, MA 12/06/2019 12/07/2019 Bethlehem Catholic High School Bethlehem, PA 12/06/2019 12/08/2019 Brentsville District High School Nokesville, VA 12/06/2019 12/07/2019 Lafayette High School Williamsburg, VA 12/06/2019 12/08/2019 Fremont Community Theatre Fremont, OH 12/06/2019 12/15/2019 Footlight Players of Coshocton Coshocton, OH 12/06/2019 12/15/2019 Van Buren High School Van Buren, AR 12/06/2019 12/07/2019 Henderson Civic Theatre Henderson, TX 12/06/2019 12/15/2019 Broken Vessel with Heartstrings Theatre Company Rio Rancho, NM 12/06/2019 12/07/2019 Rainbow Company Youth Theatre, City of Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV 12/06/2019 12/15/2019 Cabrillo Playhouse San Clemente, CA 12/06/2019 12/22/2019 The Chance Theater Anaheim, CA 12/06/2019 12/29/2019 Napa Valley College Napa, CA 12/06/2019 12/15/2019 Savannah Children's Theatre Savannah, GA 12/07/2019 12/16/2019 The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH 12/07/2019 12/17/2019 Project Challenge Playhouse Anderson, SC 12/12/2019 12/15/2019 Sinclair Community College Dayton, OH 12/12/2019 12/15/2019 Ascension Community Theatre Gonzales, LA 12/12/2019 12/22/2019 Magik Theatre San Antonio, TX 12/12/2019 12/24/2019 Lakeland Players Ltd. Elkhorn, WI 12/13/2019 12/22/2019 The Fredericksburg Studio of the Arts Fredericksburg, VA 12/14/2019 12/15/2019 Prairie Heights High School MT PISGAH, IN 12/14/2019 12/22/2019 Black Hawk Children's Theatre Waterloo, IA 12/14/2019 12/22/2019 West Virginia Public Theatre Morgantown, WV 12/17/2019 12/21/2019 North Coast Repertory Theatre Solana Beach, CA 12/19/2019 12/22/2019 Not Just Dance Chantilly, VA 12/20/2019 12/22/2019 Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre Fargo, ND 12/20/2019 12/22/2019 Theatre in the Park Raleigh, NC 12/05/2020 12/14/2020