You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, the perennial favorite for children of all ages, finds a home on the Hopatcong High School stage this April 4-7th. Performances are 7p on Thursday through Saturday nights, and 2p for a Sunday matinee. Ticket prices are $10 and $7 for Seniors and Students.
"Our decision to perform this particular show was in large part due to our desire to offer everyone in our community, whether they are 6 or 60, an enjoyable night at the theater," said Kerri Batche, who is directing You're A Good Man Charlie Brown at HHS, her second production since taking over from Joseph Ross who retired in 2018.
With a small cast and relatively simple staging, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown is about the beloved characters that are so identifiable and relatable to every generation of theater-goer.
Sophomore Jacob Escala, fresh from his buzz-worthy performance on the HHS stage as Dr. Einstein in last fall’s production of Arsenic & Old Lace playseveryman, down-trodden Charlie Brown. Senior Kelly Nee transforms against type into sharp-tongued and lovesick Lucy van Pelt who is smitten with the ever-handsome and witty junior Matthew Smith who plays pianist Schroeder, a boy who most definitely does not reciprocate the ardor shown him by Lucy. Senior AJ Amela embodies the philosophical blanket-toting Linus van Pelt. Abigail Dekkar plays Charlie Brown’s little sister Sally. Junior Fernando Leyva shines as the ever-lovable and most talented beagle, Snoopy.
In addition to this stalwart cast, a healthy ensemble was created from high school and middle school alike adding depth to the HHS stage.