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UW-Eau Claire Theatre to Present 'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown'

RELEASED: March 24, 2005

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department will present "You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown" in Kjer Theatre on Thursday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. Other performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. April 8-9 and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9.

The show takes the popular comic by Charles Schulz and brings the characters to life on stage in a musical format. This production is the revised musical that ran on Broadway in 1999, in which favorite Peanuts characters make appearances in an average day in the life of Charlie Brown, playing out their usual antics in a whole new way. New vignettes written by Schulz will be featured, as well as two new songs. In addition to the four public performances in Kjer Theatre, the family-friendly show will be presented at several Tuesday and Thursday morning school performances.

Junior Aaron Loy, Brookfield, will play the part of Charlie Brown, and his daydreaming beagle, Snoopy, will be played by freshman Sarah Lanners, St. Paul Park, Minn. Junior Brian Martin, Green Bay, will appear as the blanket-toting Linus, and junior Kelly Burau, Victoria, Minn., will tag along as Sally. Lucy, played by junior Jennifer Aldridge, Eau Claire, will try to romance the musical Schroeder, played by senior Alan Hunt, Coon Rapids, Minn.

Cheryl Starr, associate professor of theatre arts, is directing the show; senior Kristin Bar, Stoughton, is musical director for the production. Senior Henry Morgan, Eau Claire, is stage manager; senior Tanya Swenson, Rib Lake, is assistant stage manager. Senior Jayme Johnson, Madison, is in charge of choreography; Jody Sekas, assistant professor of theatre arts, is the scenery and lights designer. Senior Dan Largent, Mondovi, is properties master; Bria Fraundorf, Antigo, is the makeup and hair designer; Barbara Weisenberger, Altoona, is costume designer; and senior Paul Barnes, Little Falls, Minn., is assistant scenic designer.

Tickets, available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727 or (800) 949-UWEC, are $10 for the general public, $8 for those 62 and older; $7 for children 17 and younger and faculty and staff with a university ID; and $6 for students with a university ID. Group rates are available for the school matinees.

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