Peanuts, the famous comic strip by American cartoonist Charles Schultz, first appeared in 1950. It ran for 50 years, ending its original run shortly before Schultz passed away in February 2000. In total, 17,897 strips were published, and the comic continues to live on in re-runs.
In 1967 this musical, with words and music by Clark Gesner, debuted off-Broadway. Gary Burghoff, who later went on to play Radar O’Reilly in the hit 1970s TV show M*A*S*H, played the original Charlie Brown. It ran off-Broadway for four plus years before moving to Broadway for a short run in 1971. Since then, its been remounted several times, and touring companies have performed in many locations in North America and Europe.
With the holidays approaching, the Globe Theatre is presenting You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown as its annual Christmas musical. The production debuted on Nov. 15 and runs until Dec. 28. For more information and tickets visit the Globe’s website or call 306-525-6400.
To give you a taste of what the musical’s like, here’s a scene as performed on the 1999 Tony Awards: