Review: You’re A Good Man, Charlie BrownBy Laura & Mike Clark • Oct 30th, 2005 • Category: Reviews
Listen to our review of Rooftop Productions’ production of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown [MP3 2:28 2.3MB].
Mike: I liked this show, it was so much fun.
Laura: It was a fun family show. There were a lot of kids there. It was almost a sold out audience tonight.
Mike: Yep, the basic show is just six of the Peanuts characters from the comics. It was Charlie Brown, of course, Linus, Shroeder, Lucy, Patty, and Snoopy. And Snoopy had a lot of fun. They all had a lot of fun.
Laura: Yes, Snoopy really got into his character. He had a solo, Suppertime, which was a song and dance number, which was really good. Yes, it was a simple set.
Mike: It was a very effective use of the space.
Laura: Yes, the lighting I thought was very good, although at the beginning, I was little not sure where they were going. Because the front was all dark, and I couldn’t tell if they were setting the mood, or the tone or something.
Mike: I wasn’t sure if it was an oops, where’s the button for the lights? but it worked out ok, but it was a little strange at the beginning. It was all dark.
Laura: But it came up and it came together really well.
Mike: And there were special effects that came out really well. Snoopy got shot at by the Red Baron, that dastard. So it was nice.
Laura: And the scene with Charlie Brown and the leaf clinging to the tree and then he walks off and the leaf falls off the tree. I thought was really good. I have no idea how they did it. I don’t know if it was a fake wall, or what it was.
Mike: But somehow, the leaf jumped off the tree at the tight point. It knew its cue.
Mike: So, if you have time, go see this show, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, You definitely should call ahead and put your name on the reservations list, because the show we were at, earlier tonight, Saturday night, was almost sold out. There were a few seats, but there weren’t many.
Laura: It was a pretty packed house.
Mike: And it is kind of a small house, so there wasn’t a lot of room. But call ahead, get reservations, and go see it. You’ll have a good evening.It’s less than two hours long.
Laura: Yes, definitely worth seeing however.
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Laura & Mike Clark started ShowBizRadio in August 2005 because they love live theater. They each have both performed in and worked behind the scenes in DC area productions, as well as earned a Career Studies Certificate in Theater from Northern Virginia Community College. Mike & Laura are each members of the American Theatre Critics Association, and Mike is a member of the Online News Association.