Footlighters Theater in Berwyn, PA is excited to announce open auditions for YOU’RE A
GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN (Revised). 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!
We will be holding in-person auditions on the nights of Tuesday, December 13 and Wednesday, Dec 14 from 7 pm-10 pm. The auditions will be held at Footlighters Theater - 58 Main Ave, Berwyn, PA
19312. To sign up please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will
send you a time slot. Performers must be 18+ to audition for this production.
All auditioners are asked to prepare two 32 bar song selections. One should be in the style of
the show, while the other should be a contrast in either style or character. Songs from the show
are encouraged, but not required. Auditioners should also prepare a short comedic monologue,
1-2 minutes in length. This can also be from the show, or from any theatrical play. Please no
monologues from films. If possible, songs and monologues should be memorized. You must
provide music for the accompanist, even if singing from the show.
If necessary, call backs will be via invitation on Tuesday, December 20 at 7 pm. Call back materials will be sent with your invitation and may include song and scene selections from the show. You should
also be prepared to do cold readings, a dance call, and learn additional musical material from
Rehearsals will be held three times per week starting January 8, 2023. Due to the small cast size, all
conflicts must be listed on the audition form and no additional conflicts will be accepted once
casting is complete. Rehearsals will primarily be Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings
(Sunday afternoons in January). A complete rehearsal schedule will be distributed at auditions. The
show will run for 8 performances March 24 - April 2, 2023. Rehearsals and performances will be at
Footlighters Theater - 58 Main Ave, Berwyn, PA.
Footlighters of Berwyn is a volunteer, membership based organization, all roles are open and non-paid. If cast in this production, you must be willing to become a member of Footlighters Theater (due: $25.00 adult; $15.00 senior/child/student). Membership benefits include voting rights in the annual Board elections. Cast members are also expected to contribute to other aspects of production, including but not limited to, building and painting sets, soliciting for ads and donations, and sourcing costumes and props.
All roles are open and Footlighters strongly encourages all performers to submit for ANY role with which they identify, regardless of type, gender, ability, race, ethnicity, sexuality, neurodiversity, and similarity to the source material or original Broadway cast.
The sometimes optimistic, sometimes self-deprecatory main character. The show is a day in the life of
Charlie Brown. A lovable loser, his main characteristics are either self-defeating stubbornness or
admirable determined persistence to try his best against all odds. He can never win a ballgame, but
continues playing baseball; he can never fly a kite successfully, but continues trying to do so. Dominated
by insecurities, this lovable blockhead is affable, humble but smart and vulnerable.
A highly articulate, charismatic, lovable, sometimes eccentric, and argumentative younger sister to
Charlie Brown. Despite being portrayed as innocent and adorable, she is noticeably intelligent for her age. She is absurdly intense, balancing angst with innocence, sweet but a skeptic. She has a crush on Linus.
The thumb-sucking, blanket-dependent younger brother to Lucy - and Charlie Brown's best friend.
Though young, he is the most educated character in the bunch. He is unusually smart and he acts as the
show’s philosopher. Despite his mature vocabulary, juvenile aspects of his character are also displayed;
for example, Linus is almost always depicted holding his blue security blanket and often sucking his
thumb. Acutely sensitive with brains and warmth, although he is the second youngest in the group he is
the most mature.
The crabby, opinionated, manipulative, self-important older sister to Linus who bosses Charlie Brown
around and perpetually offers arm-chair psychiatric advice for her rate of five cents. This performer must have dimension in their performance - they must have the ability to be a brute but also allow their
compassion to shine when necessary. Lucy is actually a friend to Charlie Brown and is constantly looking for ways to help him and Linus, though she is often misguided and pushy in her attempts to help. She has a strong, unrequited crush on Schroeder.
Charlie Brown’s dog. A clownish, vaudevillian scene stealer who can really “sell it.” Snoopy is more
human-like than dog. His character is that of a dog who pretends to be a person (or who sometimes
forgets he is a dog). He can dance circles around everyone else. He is smart, wise-cracking, and joyous.
This role is physically demanding both in innovation and execution.
A friend to Charlie Brown, he is distinguished by his precocious skill at playing the toy piano, as well as by his love of classical music and the composer Ludwig van Beethoven. He is Lucy’s love interest but he
could care less about her. His love is Beethoven and he is very serious about his musical hobby. That
said, he comes out and shines in his one number, “Beethoven Day,” which can be a show stopper.
* ALL THOSE INTERESTED IN AUDITIONING: ACKNOWLEDGE THE CONTAGIOUS NATURE OF THE CORONAVIRUS, COVID-19, AND THE INHERENT RISK OF EXPOSURE THAT EXISTS IN ANY PUBLIC PLACE WHERE PEOPLE ARE PRESENT; AGREE TO COMPLY WITH ANY AND ALL PROTOCOLS OF FOOTLIGHTERS, CDC, STATE, AND LOCAL ENTITIES DESIGNED TO MITIGATE THE RISKS OF INFECTION BY COVID-19; VOLUNTARILY ASSUME ANY AND ALL RISKS OF EXPOSURE TO OR INFECTION BY COVID-19 AS A RESULT OF ATTENDING AND PARTICIPATING IN THE AUDITION AND REHEARSAL PROCESS AS WELL AS PERFORMANCES; AND RELEASE, HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFY FOOTLIGHTERS (AND ITS GOVERNORS, MEMBERS AND VOLUNTEERS) FOR ANY AND ALL CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO EXPOSURE TO OR INFECTION BY COVID-19 OR SIMILAR DISEASE WHICH MAY OCCUR IN CONNECTION WITH PARTICIPATION IN THE AUDITION AND REHEARSAL PROCESS AND PERFORMANCES.