You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Damascus Theatre Company Announces
Auditions for A Live Production (with streaming) of
YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
Performances: September 17-26, 2021
In Conjunction with the City of Gaithersburg and the Arts Barn Theatre
The Peanuts gang comes to life in this revised edition of the classic Peanuts comic by Charles M. Schulz. The struggles of growing up are revealed in a series of vignettes that take us through the pressures of fitting in and making good grades at school, falling in love and pursuing your dreams, and letting go while still holding on. You will learn that the true meaning of happiness is finding joy in the simplest of things.
Join DTC for our early fall 2021 Production of You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown
Casting Six Adults: DTC has a non-discrimination casting policy, open to members of all races, sexes, creeds, and orientations. All roles are open.
Deadline: June 1, 2021.
What to prepare:
Auditions will consist of pre-taped singing only. Cold Readings (sides) will be available at Callbacks (see below). Please send your vocal audition along with a headshot (does not have to be professional), application (link here) resume if available/list of past performances, scheduling conflicts (July – September), and a video singing a 16-32 bars of a standard uptempo Broadway showtune or a song from the show.
Please send audition materials to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than June 1, 2021.
Character descriptions are listed below.
Callback invitations and materials will be sent out no later than June 4. Callbacks are scheduled in person*, socially distanced, on June 8 at 7:00 PM (Location TBA) and will include singing and cold readings. Masks and social distancing will be mandatory. *This can change depending on the current Covid-19 policies.
Rehearsals Start June 15: Tuesday – Thursday evenings, Saturday afternoons. Actors will only be called when needed.
- July – Zoom Only (no rehearsal July ¾)
- August – In Person, socially distanced (no rehearsal Sept. 6)
- September – (Mandatory) – Load in and Tech in person (no rehearsals or tech on Holidays)
DTC is committed to providing you with a safe environment that aligns with expert protocols and safety standards to make sure your experience is a clean and healthy one.
YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC. www.concordtheatricals.com
DTC You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown Character Descriptions:
CHARLIE BROWN –A lovable loser, a child possessed of endless determination and hope, who is ultimately dominated by his insecurities and a “permanent case of bad luck”. He is often taken advantage of by his peers.
LUCY VAN PELT – A crabby, bossy, selfish girl! She is especially mean to Charlie Brown and her “stupid” little brother Linus. Lucy is in love with Schroeder who has NO interest in her whatsoever. Lucy is loud, obnoxious and has a very strong personality.
LINUS VAN PELT – He is Lucy little brother . Linus always means well and tries to smooth over any storms that arise amongst the gang. A source of frustration for him is Lucy, who always belittles him, particularly over his “stupid blanket” which is always at his side.
SALLY BROWN – Charlie Brown’s younger sister. Sally has a “take it easy” approach to life, preferring to slide by while doing as little work as possible. She is hopelessly in love with Linus. Sally has philosophies on life although they are not the most well thought out philosophies, basically being phrases such as, “Who cares?”,”Why me?”, and “How should I know?”
SCHROEDER– He has a precocious skill at playing the piano, as well as by his love of classical music and the composer Ludwig van Beethoven. Lucy is infatuated with Schroeder but since Beethoven is a lifelong bachelor, Schroeder feels that he must emulate every aspect of his idol’s life.
SNOOPY – He/She is Charlie Brown’s pet beagle, and is owned and cared for by Charlie Brown although at times it is not clear who is in charge. Snoopy is blessed with a rich fantasy life. A strong dancer.