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You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

From 104 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Great singing, Clever

About the show

The York Theatre Company revives the musical inspired by Charles M. Schulz's beloved Peanuts gang, starring a cast of talented kids who've all appeared on Broadway. More…

Spend a day with Charlie Brown and his pint-size philosopher friends, from bright, uncertain morning to starlit, hopeful evening, with lonely brown-bag lunches, kite flying failures, book reports, glee club rehearsals, and suppertime in between. For audiences of all ages.


Member Reviews (104)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Great singing, Clever
76
Avg Score

66
Disappointing, Slow, Funny, Dated, Great singing

See it if You're a fan of the show. I am not and this production does nothing to improve it in any way. The kids are great but the staging is bizarre!

Don't see it if You value your time. Not worth it. Sorry York. A swing and a miss.

74
Enchanting, Indulgent, Quirky, Banal, Dated

See it if you like Peanuts & Charles Schulz, curious how a cast of teenage pros do, enjoy the original musical, want a family show, patient with kids

Don't see it if expecting a NYC professional type profession, can't tolerate child actors, good as some may be, miss the irony of adults behaving as kids

75
Cute, Entertaining, Refreshing, Quirky, Delightful

See it if you're a fan of Peanuts or child actors, or you're in the mood for a "palette cleanser" in between heavier, more dramatic shows.

Don't see it if you're turned off by child actors. This production is staged with kids, though they're quite talented with many big credits.

17
Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated

See it if You're 5 years old. Or if you have a son/daughter in the cast. Seriously - it's that bad.

Don't see it if You want a talented cast who can act/sing, since that's not here. 2 hours 5 minutes of excruciating boredom - and kids kicking my seat.

80
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Original (kids), Refreshing

See it if you have kids who'd enjoy seeing young professional performers completely master & run a show. Very small production (house is very small).

Don't see it if kids ain't your thing. These munchkins really tore it up for us. Very well-done (again small house, small production) and very entertaining.

100
Delightful, Funny, Enchanting, Fluffy, Must see

See it if You love Peanuts, you remember what it's like to be a kid, you want to laugh, you want to see the next generation of Broadway stars.

Don't see it if You hate fun, don't care for child actors, want something edgy, or just have no heart.

61
Indulgent, Original, Disappointing, Uneven

See it if you want to go support these child actors.

Don't see it if you have something better to do. This isn't a great production in part because the kids are overacting and some are singing over the top too

79
Funny, Entertaining, Original, Refreshing, Cute

See it if you love the characters (and who doesn't); It's funny with very good performances

Don't see it if don't want to see a kids production of this show

75
Funny, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if you'd like to see Charlie Brown's philosophical thought spoken by a true child instead of an adult.

Don't see it if you expect a magnificent singing and outstanding acting.

72
Entertaining, Funny, Dated

See it if you are fond of the PEANUTS cartoon

Don't see it if you believe the material is better performed by adult actors rather than the children who play at York

59
Cute, Banal, Disappointing, Misguided, Funny

See it if you want to see a slightly different take on a familiar show

Don't see it if you can get cheap tix to something else

64
Cute, Funny, Fluffy, Insipid

See it if If you're looking for a musical about your favorite peanuts with simple/catchy songs, barely a plot and a very talented cast;

Don't see it if If you're looking for a story and characters to be invested in. For as fun and cute as it is, the show has barely any substance.

78
Delightful, Family friendly, Entertaining

See it if you remember Peanuts when it still had zing! Great kid cast, fun songs and staging, insightful. Perfect summer night out with family!

Don't see it if you want a plot. This is a series of comic strips brought to life; sweet, warm, light entertainment, cleverly presented. No more/no less.

91
Delightful, Entertaining, Must see

See it if you love Charlie Brown.

Don't see it if you hate Charlie Brown.

75
Clever, Entertaining, Cute, Simple

See it if You're curious to see the show done by professional kids, putting an new spin on a classic.

Don't see it if You're looking for highly polished performances and production values. If you want more ambitious, serious theatre

85
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Enchanting

See it if You were ever a kid or you still are one

Don't see it if Youre a curmudgeon

72
Funny, Entertaining, Adorable

See it if you want to be impressed by a super talented cast of young actors who are just adorable.

Don't see it if you don't like low-budget productions and are not a fan of Charlie Brown.

11
Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow, Insipid, Banal

See it if The show was written for adult actors. This production is cast with child actors. They miss the humor throughout. Painful.

Don't see it if Don't see it if you have happy memories of the first time you saw the show.

70
Fluffy, Entertaining, Slow, Sweet, Good for kids

See it if you like seeing professional kids perform, don't mind low-key sets that remind you of a middle school performance... you like small theaters

Don't see it if you are looking for a replica of the past B'way shows. This is an extremely small production with professional kid actors. great kids tho.

88
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing

See it if Anyone that loves Broadway. A classic must see

Don't see it if You are not into musicals or the wizard of oz

40
Disappointing, Slow, Banal

See it if you don't care about a boring plot

Don't see it if just don't see it.

90
Funny, Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if You love the Peanuts gang!

Don't see it if You don't like slap stick comedy.

84
Clever, Great staging, Hilarious, Indulgent, Great singing

See it if You're a fan of Charlie B., enjoy too-shelf Broadway child actors performing their faces off for you, need to trick your kids into theater.

Don't see it if Can't stand child actors, think Charlie Brown is dated, get bored with 2 hours of kids playing precocious kids.

55
Fluffy, Cute, Vignettes, Overrated, Great singing

See it if you like a series of vignettes, sung or otherwise, to portray characters. Fun to watch kids perform.

Don't see it if you like shows with plot and substance.

80
Delightful, Entertaining, Refreshing, Fluffy, Funny

See it if You like the score and like kids productions.

Don't see it if You don't like children's productions.


June 1st, 2016
"With the exception of Milly Shapiro, who is a spot-on delight as Sally, all of the actors seemed to need a lot more directing from Michael Unger, whose task here is formidable...Pulling off this show requires knowing that...these characters are both naïvely young and preternaturally adult. Littl...
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June 2nd, 2016
"The seven young performers in 'Charlie Brown'...have more impressive resumes than most adult actors...The staging isn’t much better or worse than any of the thousands of other amateur productions of 'Charlie Brown.' The kids are all very talented but they have trouble handling the vocal arrangem...
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May 31st, 2016
"Unger's production loses the gleeful winks that gave the original productions their humor. When presented earnestly, the show doesn't quite work...It feels like a more disturbing look at a desperately unhappy youth and his awful pals. But the kids give it their all, especially Colley, who in the...
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June 1st, 2016
"It's the revised version that the York has mounted with a charming and talented cast of kid actors...Naturally, there are some inherent problems with the concept. There are cases where the songs don't sound completely comfortable in developing voices and much of the humor is lost because the you...
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