You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, and The Words & Wisdom of Charles M. ‘Sparky’ Schultz at BGSU Firelands College Theatre

Huron, Ohio – Bowling Green State University Firelands College Theatre closes its 44th Season with the presentation of “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown,”  the musical, based on the comic strip Peanuts® by Charles Schulz, with book, music, & lyrics by Clark Gesner, and “The Words & Wisdom of Charles M. ‘Sparky’ Schultz,” a short compiled script devised by the student cast.  Performances are scheduled for April 19, 20, and 21 at 8 p.m. and for April 22 at 2:30 pm in BGSU Firelands’ McBride Auditorium.

This presentation for Firelands College Theatre is a project of THFM 3020 Performance Studies Class, and is under the direction and supervision of Dr. Jann Graham Glann, adjunct assistant professor of humanities/theatre at the college.

The cast of 18 performers include Cody Noon (Milan) as Charlie Brown, Cassandra Warren (Marblehead) as Lucy Van Pelt, Salli Feick (Bellevue) as Sally Brown, Eddie Schaechterle (Norwalk) as Schroeder, Matthew Thompson (Norwalk) as Linus Van Pelt, and Ryan Rankin (Bellevue) as Snoopy.  Cast as Charlie Brown’s Friends are George Arndt and Corky Maschari, (Norwalk),  Michael Holt and Bryanna Bauman (Huron), Dorian Evans, Lura Hollis, Nicole Hunter, Jerome Johnson, Paul Maier, Lauren Mowles, Jamaal Ray, and Jonathan Young (Sandusky), and Chris Pejoro (Bellevue).

Musical accompaniment will be provided by Ryan Neal (Norwalk) as Pianist, Martha W. Smith (Huron) as Vocal Music Assistant and Percussionist, Susan Shamhart (Huron) as Percussionist, and Kris Burt (Norwalk) as Bassist.

The adapted set design (from an earlier design by Frank W. Glann) and technical direction is by David L. Gilmore, BGSU Firelands faculty/staff.   Additional production staff  includes Cody Noon as director’s special assistant, Carolyn R. Griswold (Sandusky) as costume coordinator, Chris Reis (Huron) as assistant to the director, Jarod Mariani (Sandusky) as stage manager, and Julie A. Hamann (BGSU Firelands staff) as box office manager.

The box office (419-433-5560, ext. 2-0747 or 419-372-0747) opens at 1 p.m. on April 16 and is open from 1-7 p.m. daily thereafter.  Regular admissions are $9 for Adults, $7 for Senior Citizens and BGSU Firelands faculty/staff, $5 for children and students, and $4 for BGSU Firelands students. Groups of 15 or more are $7 per person.

For more information contact Dr. Jann Graham Glann (jglann@bgsu.edu), Dean Schnurr (dschnurr@bgsu.edu.) or Jaymee Skelly, office of college relations (jaymees@bgsu.edu)  at 419-433-5560 or 800-322-4787.