FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 21, 2016
Bloomington, Ind – Indiana University Summer Theatre’s final show is You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. With music by Clark Gesner and book by “John Gordon” (a pseudonym for Gesner and the original cast and crew who collectively developed the book), the classic 1967 musical, based on Charles Shultz’s iconic Peanuts characters, comes to the Wells-Metz theatre July 29 – August 14.
Bob Chapel, former chair of the Department of Drama and professor emeritus at the University of Virginia, is IUST’s guest director for this production. Bob has directed 135 plays and musicals and has acted in over 60 more in New York, Los Angeles, regional, and university theatre as well as directing international productions in Australia and Moscow.
Music is directed by Ray Fellman, who serves as a voice teacher, vocal coach, and music director for IU’s Musical Theatre program. He has conducted over 40 musicals off broadway, regionally and internationally and performed over 100 cabaret shows in major clubs in NYC and across the country.. Choreography is undertaken by BFA Musical Theatre major, Berklea Going. She most recently choreographed Cardinal Stage’s Elephant and Piggie, here in Bloomington this past May.
Charlie Brown is played by rising sophomore, Jake McCutcheon. Snoopy is portrayed by rising junior, Scott Van Wye, a familiar face on the IU Theatre and IU Summer Theatre stage. Additionally, the show features Courtney Reid Harris as Lucy, Audie Deinlein as Sally, Matt Rood as Schroeder, and Genki Hall, a guest actor from the University of Virginia, as Linus.
The show will be staged in the round and is fun for all ages. The playful costumes by Robbie Stanton and brightly color scenic design by Alana Yurczyk bring the Peanuts gang to life on IU’s campus. See Charlie Brown navigate through life’s struggles with lively musical numbers and a dancing dog this summer.
WHAT: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
WHEN: July 29th – August 14th
WHERE: The Wells-Metz theatre in the Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center, 275 N. Jordan Ave.
TICKETS: Regular admission is $25 for adults, $15 for students, $20 for seniors. 812.855.1103 or theatre.indiana.edu. Group discounts available.