'Charlie Brown' Comes To Roanoke Island Festival Park
Charlie Brown and the Peanuts Gang are coming to the Outer Banks this week when Roanoke Island Festival Park hosts a special family-friendly production of the classic children’s show You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, presented by UNC-Greensboro.
The production snapshots the creations of Charles Schultz at their best: Charlie Brown tries to fly a kite and play baseball, while Lucy opens her psychiatrist booth and flirts with Schroeder, who really plays the piano!! Don’t miss Snoopy’s classic encounter with the Red Baron and much, much more!
“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”is part of the UNCG Opera Theatre’s summer Young Artist Program called Greensboro Light Opera and Song. All singers in the program are enrolled in UNCG’s summer session, but many come from all over the United States to spend the month of June and the first week of July in Greensboro.
In addition to Charlie Brown, the company will perform Gilbert & Sullivan’s ”The Gondoliers”in Greensboro, as well as the second act of Johann Strauss’s operetta, “Die Fledermaus”, in collaboration with the Eastern Music Festival and the Greensboro Opera on July 9th.
The UNCG Opera Theatre, comprised of students at UNCG, is highly acclaimed and the recipient of a number of awards. Productions throughout the years have won First Place in the National Opera Association Opera Production Competition, including “Susannah” (2004), “Little Women”(2003), “Orpheus in the Underworld” (2001), “The Consul”(2000), “Dialogues of the Carmelites”(1997), “Amahl and the Night Visitors”(1996). Four operas have won second place in the NOA Competition:”L’Enfant et les “(2010), “La vida breve” (2008), and “Gianni Schicchi” (1993). The 2012 production of “Amahl and the Night Visitors”was awarded third place.
UNCG Opera Theatre commissioned renowned American composer Libby Larsen to write a new American Opera based on William Inge’s play, “Picnic”. With a libretto written by UNCG Director of Opera, David Holley, itwas premiered in April of 2009.
You can see You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown live on stage this Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, July 1, 2, and 3 at 10:30am each day in the Indoor Theatre at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo.
Tickets are $5 for ages 6 and up and may be purchased in advance at the Festival Park ticket office or on the day of the event.
Admission to this event is free for children ages 5 and under.