York Theatre Production History
Founded in 1969
MAY 24 — June 26, 2016
In association with Van Dean, Tony Heyes/Mia Moravis, Jose-Manuel Perez/Sister Productions & Jamie deRoy
Choreographer Jennifer Paulson Lee
Music Direction Eric Svejcar
Direction by Michael Unger
The York Theatre Company brought the familiar characters of the "Peanuts" gang to life on stage in an exciting new production featuring young stars of Broadway. This youthful and vibrant cast offered an authenticity only possible from performers close in age to the characters they are portraying.
The seven-member “Peanuts” gang featured Joshua Colley (Elf The Musical) as Charlie Brown, Gregory Diaz (School of Rock at the White House) as Schroeder, Aidan Gemme (Finding Neverland) as Snoopy, Milly Shapiro (Matilda) as Sally, Mavis Simpson-Ernst (Evita) as Lucy, and Jeremy T. Villas (Kinky Boots) as Linus. Graydon Peter Yosowitz (The Odyssey) performed the role of Charlie Brown from June 1-7.
Spend a couple of days in the lives of Charlie Brown and his pint-sized philosopher friends - from bright, uncertain morning to starlit, hopeful evening - and all of the lonely brown-bag lunches, kite flying failures, book reports, glee club rehearsals, and suppertimes in between. Audiences of all ages will learn that "Happiness is" the simple joys of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.