Here’s a riddle for you. What starts in the middle of October, ends in March, and features many talented people, both in and out of the picture? Any guesses? Here’s the answer: the annual school musical! That’s right folks, CCH is all systems go for this display of talent, presenting the musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.
This musical is sure to be a big hit, provoking interest in viewers of all ages. “I am very excited for this play. It’s a classic, and it’s been around for more than 50 years,” says Mrs. Mitchell, the drama teacher and director. “I think the students should be excited about playing the classic Peanuts characters with all their foibles. It’s going to be a great show.” Many students have already signed up to audition.
The play follows the memorable characters, like Charlie Brown, Linus and Lucy, Schroeder, Sally, and Snoopy. The musical devotes itself to their classic pastimes like baseball, flying kites, the Little Red-Headed Girl, and school troubles. Mainly, Charlie Brown believes his friends are just saying he is a “good man” and suspects he is not all that they say. Charlie Brown thinks none of his friends really like him and that he is a failure. Poor Charlie Brown. They lose their baseball games, by fault of Charlie. He wants to become a better person, and by the end of the play, receives the acceptance of his friends, and the realization that life isn’t so bad after all, woven throughout singing and dancing.
Audition preparation with Mrs. Christensen will be on October 24th on Campus East; 11:00-11:25 for boys and 11:30-11:55 for girls. On Campus West, audition prep will take place on the 27th, girls from 11:00-11:25 and boys from 11:30-11:55.
Men and women will be auditioning separately, on the 1st and 2nd of November, respectively, and callbacks will be on the 4th. Rehearsals will begin very closely after that, on November 14th.
This musical is going to be very light-hearted, and everyone is encouraged to try out! Even if you don’t get to be an actual actor or actress, you can always be backstage helping out with transitions or creating sets. This is a great opportunity to show off your genius for almost anything. I personally am encouraging you to try out for this play. Get involved!
Emily Borthwick is a grade ten student at CCH. She enjoys reading an odd mix of dystopian YA books and classic books, as well as writing sarcastic comments into her presentations and then editing them out because she knows she can’t write things like that. Her favourite things about CCH are the quarter system and her teachers.