Damn it ! Follow the antics of good old Charlie Brown as he spends a day pondering the meaning of life. Between kite escapades, baseball games and unsuccessful attempts to win the heart of The Little Red Haired Girl, he finds support and friendship with Linus, his sister Sally, the archenemy Lucy, the musical genius Schroeder. – and, of course, the man’s best friend, Snoopy! Fun for the whole family, come see the timeless characters of Peanuts come to life in this fun and spirited musical.
This production features MPA students aged 12 to 22 who are part of the musical theater program. The show is directed by Dylan Sladky, a 2005 graduate of the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics. Musical direction by Ian Timmons and choreography by Shannon Jung. “It’s a world where even the least likely candidate for happiness is repeatedly reminded that he is not only worthy of it, but that he perhaps has more happiness in his life than he does. Think so. Maybe everyone has it. It needs to be remembered. And maybe that’s what makes Charlie Brown such a great man after all. “-Dylan Sladky, director
Performances only last two weekends, with limited seating inside the Metropolitan Performing Arts Black Box Theater. All clients over 12 years old must show proof of vaccination or a negative covid test within 48 hours of the event. Masks are always compulsory inside the theater. Seats automatically pad both left and right seats for social distancing, so be sure to order your tickets with your group’s final count!
Tickets for You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown “are $ 14 (students / seniors / military), $ 18 (general admission), and $ 5 (arts for all / SNAP). All tickets are $ 12 on the 12th. December for the Family Day show. Pride Night is December 17th when a portion of all ticket sales will be donated to the Queer Youth Resource Center. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 6:30 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 pm, December 10 to 19. Tickets are available online at www.MetropolitanPerformingArts.org You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown is performed by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC. www.concordtheatricals.com.
Metropolitan Performing Arts (free parking in the parking lot)
6403 E Mill Plain Blvd. Vancouver, Washington 98661
Friday December 10 at 6.30 p.m.
Saturday December 11 at 2 p.m. and 6.30 p.m.
Sunday December 12 at 2 p.m.
Friday December 17 at 6.30 p.m.
Saturday December 18 at 2 p.m. and 6.30 p.m.
Sunday December 19 at 2 p.m.
Metropolitan Performing Arts (MPA) is a Vancouver-based, non-profit academy and community theater that offers technical-focused professional courses in theater, dance, music, and technology. Their mission is to enrich the community by providing performances and educational opportunities in the performing arts. For more information, visit www.MetropolitanPerformingArts.org.
Photo credit: Lara Blair