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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

75
Delightful, Sweet, Fluffy, Funny

See it if You want to see a different take (all kids!) on this classic, you want to see some young future stars of Broadway

Don't see it if You don't like children's theater or things that are cute

75
Delightful, Refreshing, Funny

See it if You want a family friendly show with incomparable child performances.

Don't see it if You're looking for a mature show.

72
Great acting, Quirky, Refreshing, Fluffy, Great singing

See it if You want to see an AMAZING cast and an overall adorable show. And it's totally child friendly!

Don't see it if You would rather not go to a show meant for children and want something less rainbows-and-butterflies.

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Great singing

See it if happiness is a warm puppy and your kids will enjoy it

Don't see it if you don't believe kids can sing well (because these kids do)

100
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Masterful

See it if You are a fan of the Peanuts gang.

Don't see it if You can't get behind adults playing children.

60
Banal, Slow

See it if You are enthralled with children performers, no matter what they're doing.

Don't see it if You've seen a professional production with young adults-no comparison and this one pales. Underdeveloped voices playing "Broadway" annoy you

88
Quirky, Great staging, Funny

See it if You love catchy tunes that get stuck in your head.

Don't see it if You hate catchy tunes that get stuck in your heart.

91
Delightful, Quirky, Fluffy, Funny, Great singing

See it if You're into quirkier stuff, like happy shows, like catchy musical numbers that represent their own scene

Don't see it if You're looking for heavier topics

64
Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if enjoyed reading the Peanuts comic strip by Charles Schultz or love the TV Specials.

Don't see it if you're not into comics

91
Clever, Funny, Edgy, Masterful, Profound

See it if You love up to date mainstream music.

Don't see it if You prefer classic musicals.

70
Entertaining, Family-friendly, Fun, Fluffy, Delightful

See it if Like Charlie Brown, need a laugh, or want to expose kids to a musical

Don't see it if You prefer serious or epic storytelling in musicals

60
Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Original, Quirky

See it if you're a fan of the Charlie Brown cartoons and you know the characters

Don't see it if you're young and don't understand the Charlie Brown cartoon

100
Delightful, Entertaining, Original, Refreshing, Funny

See it if ....if you're a "Peanuts" cartoon fan...a must see...for me a must see because I played the role of Charlie Brown in a college performance!

Don't see it if ....you know nothing about the Peanuts cartoon gang!

80
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Relevant, Funny

See it if You like Charlie Brown and if you like funny stories/vignettes that are relatable.

Don't see it if You are annoyed by kids.

100
Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Original

See it if you're a fan of Snoopy and the gang

Don't see it if you don't find relevance in the characters created by Charles M Schultz

82
Enchanting, Clever

See it if you have kids in your family and want to get them absorbed into theater seeing kids their age perform

Don't see it if you don't like (excellent) kid actors

100
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Must see

See it if You want to be entertained!

Don't see it if You don't like children!

75
Clever, Funny, Enchanting, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if You want a break from all these serious and mature musicals. This is a light-hearted comedy with good songs.

Don't see it if You're not a big fan of the peanuts.

75
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy

See it if You enjoy classics

Don't see it if You don't like cartoons.

75
Clever, Enchanting

See it if You love the Peanuts

Don't see it if If you expect more than a good time

100
Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You already love the peanuts.

Don't see it if You dont like the peanuts.

68
Depressing, Great singing

See it if You're a fan of Peanuts

Don't see it if You like stories that have a continuous plot. This show is more like a compilation of vignettes.

92
Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Fluffy, Refreshing

See it if Simple story lines with classic characters. Sweet lyrics, especially in the end. Happy feelings evoked through its simplicity

Don't see it if you think yourself too mature for childishness. Or if you don't like the Peanuts.

88
Fluffy, Quirky, Funny, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You like Charlie Brown comics, child characters. Cute and simple.

Don't see it if You don't like adults dressed and behaved like children.

81
Great singing, Hilarious, Quirky, Relevant, Funny

See it if You like new takes on childhood favorites

Don't see it if You don't like quirky remakes


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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