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AUDITIONS

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

May 18 and May 22, 2024

Directed by Morgan Montgomery

Music Direction and Choreography by Adam W. Delka

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YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN

Happiness is great musical theatre! With charm, wit, and heart, You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown explores life through the eyes of Charlie Brown and his friends in the Peanuts gang. This revue of songs and vignettes, based on the beloved Charles Schulz comic strip, is the ideal first show for those who would like to do a musical. Musical numbers include "My Blanket and Me," "The Kite," "The Baseball Game," "Little Known Facts," "Suppertime," and "Happiness." Guaranteed to please audiences of all ages!

WHEN
  • Saturday, May 18th 12:00-2:00pm or Wednesday, May 22nd 7:00-8:30

  • Actors must be 18 years old at the time of casting.

  • Actors sign up for a specific time slot at time of registration using the registration link.

  • Video auditions are accepted via registration form until Sunday, May 19th.

  • If necessary, callbacks will be held on Thursday, May 23rd from 7:00-10:00pm.

WHERE

Stageworks Theatre, 10760 Grant Road, Houston TX 77070

WHAT TO PREPARE

Prepare a One (1) song selection of no more than 60 seconds (16-32 bars) directly from the show or a song in a similar style of the show.  

 

Note: Bring your own backing track on a device such as a phone or tablet. Bluetooth speaker will be provided. 

 

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

The 1st rehearsal will be schedule on or about May 26th 12-3pm. The general rehearsal schedule is as follows: 

  • 4-6 days per week, Mondays through Thursdays 7pm-10pm and Saturdays am/pm 4-5 hour blocks 10am through 5pm and/or Sundays pm (rehearsals after 12pm).  We will work with the cast to determine the most optimal times, days. 

  • The style of the show necessitates that every actor is required at nearly all rehearsals except for a few instances. 

  • Thursdays, July 25, August 2 & August 8 are reserved for pick-up rehearsals OR performances based on demand. Attendance is required. 

 

Tech/Dress Schedule 

  • Saturday, July 13 12pm-7pm (TBD) 

  • Sunday, July 14 1-5pm (TBD)

  • Monday, July 15 6pm-11pm  

  • Tuesday, July 16 6pm-11pm 

  • Wednesday, July 17  6pm-11pm

  • Thursday, July 18  6pm-11pm

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE (12 shows): 
  • Friday, July 19 at 7:30pm 

  • Saturday, July 20 at 3pm

  • Sunday July 21 at 3pm 

  • Friday, July 26 at 7:30pm 

  • Saturday, July 27 7:30pm 

  • Sunday, July 28 at 3pm 

  • Friday, August 2 at 7:30pm 

  • Saturday, August 3 at 7:30pm 

  • Sunday, August 4 at 3pm 

  • Friday, August 9 at 7:30pm

  • Saturday, August 10 at 3pm

  • Sunday, August 11 at 3pm

 

NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR

As we embark on auditions and callbacks for "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," it's crucial to understand the core of these characters. The Peanuts Gang, despite being children, resonate deeply with adults because they reflect back to us a mirror of our own experiences, emotions, and struggles. Their simplicity belies a depth that speaks to the human condition and captures the essence of how we perceive ourselves and our world. Rather than focusing solely on imitating a child's voice or mannerisms from previous portrayals, we encourage you to bring your authentic self to the table. We're not concealing the fact that these characters are being portrayed by adults; therefore, we're seeking a balance between youthful energy and adult sensibility. Your own, unique interpretation of these iconic characters is what matters most to us.

 

This relatability we have with Charlie and the gang is what has made them timeless icons, cherished by generations. I am so excited to cherish it further with the Stageworks community. 

COMPENSATION

Stageworks is a high-quality community theatre and performance positions are volunteer. We are looking for people passionate about performing and working alongside a community of like-minded individuals committed to supporting Stageworks’ mission to cultivate a space where people connect, transform, and thrive – onstage and in the world.

INCLUSIVE CASTING

The creative team is committed to casting practices that advance diversity and inclusion. All ethnicities, types, and abilities will be considered for every role. Additionally, the genders listed in the breakdown below are specific to the pronouns used in the script, however the creative team may consider any gender identity for roles provided that the performer can execute the vocal requirements.  

AVAILABLE ROLES

CHARLIE BROWN – Baritone – A lovable loser, a child possessed of endless determination and hope, but who is ultimately dominated by his insecurities and a “permanent case of bad luck.” While unfortunate incidents occur to him constantly, he keeps an optimistic, good natured attitude, and will always keep trying. Looking for a strong Baritone voice and character actor who can drive the show. 

 

SNOOPY – Tenor/Alto- Charlie Brown's imaginative and mischievous beagle. He is often seen living inside his own vivid fantasy world, where he imagines himself as the World War I Flying Ace, a sophisticated author, or his alter ego “Joe Cool.”  Snoopy is witty, playful, and full of charm. Must be an actor with strong comedic timing, expressive physicality, and ability to command the stage with their personality and singing voice. 

*This role is open to all genders. 

 

LUCY VAN PELT – Mezzo-Soprano – A queen of her own universe. She is especially sour towards Charlie Brown and her little brother Linus. Lucy is in love with Schroeder who has no interest in her whatsoever. Lucy is loud, opinionated, and has a very strong personality. Looking for an actor with a strong belt, comedic timing, and big physicality. 

 

LINUS VAN PELT – Baritone – A thumb sucking blanket loving philosopher. He is Lucy’s younger brother and Charlie Brown's best friend. While he is the second youngest of the gang, he is the most profound and intelligent. Looking for an actor that finds the dichotomy between his down to earth wisdom and his childlike naivety. Dance experience is a plus!  

 

SALLY BROWN – Soprano – Charlie Brown’s younger sister. Highly articulate, charismatic, and precocious. She has occasional bouts of frustration, particularly with her school work and her jump rope. Sally provides comic relief, and is the youngest of the gang. While she is the youngest, she has some of the most cynical views on life. Strong mix belt. 

 

SCHROEDER – Tenor – An obsessive art loving piano prodigy. Schroder is an intense perfectionist, intellectual, and socially awkward. He is often seen sitting at his toy piano, lost in his own world. Lucy is infatuated with Schroeder, but he has more of an obsession for classical music and the composer Ludwig Van Beethoven. Actor must be a strong stylistic singer. 

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