A Charlie Brown Christmas, the smash hit musical based on the eponymous classic animated television special is coming to the Florida Theater!
A Charlie Brown Christmas debuted as an animated television special in 1965 and has been part of the holiday tradition ever since. The stage adaptation was completed in 2013 (by American licensing company Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc) and it features an impressive ensemble of artists who bring to life the story of Charlie Brown complaining about the overwhelming materialism he sees among everyone during the Christmas season. Taking Lucy’s suggestion, he becomes the director of the school Christmas pageant but little does he realise how frustrating the endeavor will become. He tries to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas fir tree but to no avail. Asking for Linus’ help, he, and the rest of the Peanuts gang, end up discovering the real meaning of Christmas. The TV special was created by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson and was adapted to the stage by Eric Schaeffer. The musical features all of Vince Guaraldi's music from the television special and its arrangement was done by Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson. The cast consists of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, Pig Pen, Frieda, Schroeder, Violet, Sally, Patty, and Shermy.
Don’t miss your chance to see Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts Gang discover the true meaning of Christmas!