Fans of the classic character Charlie Brown will not want to miss a local production of 'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.'
Clinton High School thespians have been working since April to recreate the classic film that turned into a theater production in the 80s. On the WHOW Morning Show Thursday, Jonah Stauffer, who plays the role of Charlie Brown, compared it to the old comic strips you are used to seeing.
Stauffer calls playing Charlie Brown, an honor and rewatched old Charlie Brown performances to find a way to relate. Lydia Taylo, who plays the role of Lucy, says she had to find a way to tap into a sassy, get-what-she-wants child.
While the cast list is limited, both actors give a tremendous amount of credit to the ensemble of the show and those behind the scenes. Taylo says she has been one of those members of the crew in previous performances and wants them to know they are as equally important to the success of the performance as those individuals with front-and-center roles. She also credits their director, Lisa Groves.
Both Taylo and Stauffer are seniors. Stauffer says this is his favorite production they have done since he's been in high school while Taylo is very happy to have people returning to the production to perform for.
Tickets are $8 and the actors ask as much as possible for those to be purchased in advance of the shows due to the limited capacity. You can get tickets by visiting our.show/chs/charliebrown. Tickets will be available at the doors.
The show was originally scheduled to be on the downtown square in Clinton but because of weather concerns, it is now being held at the high school. Attendees are asked to enter through the sports entrance on the high school's west side.
Shows open tonight (Thursday) and run Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 7 pm. For attendees, masks will be required and even the actors will be wearing clear masks so the audience can still see their facial expressions.