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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

72
Clever, Delightful, Fluffy, Indulgent, Refreshing

See it if You loved the peanuts growing up, or even right now.

Don't see it if You like more epic and meaningful shows with dramatic plots

82
Cliched, Slow, Funny, Dated, Fluffy

See it if It's a very cute show. That's about it.

Don't see it if If you don't like cute-sy musicals, with a children's theatre edge

100
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if you're a fan of the classic characters

Don't see it if you're looking for a dark themed, edgy adult show

94
Entertaining, Delightful, Enchanting, Exquisite, Great acting

See it if You are a kid at heart

Don't see it if You don't like Peanuts

79
Delightful, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Funny, Nostalgic

See it if you've watched Charlie Brown/Peanuts before, you would enjoy a sweet and simple story

Don't see it if you don't know the characters very much, you enjoy more of a clearly ongoing story (like a movie) instead of snippets of scenes

78
Quirky, Refreshing, Slow, Dated, Clever

See it if If you love Charlie Brown and the Peanuts game.

Don't see it if don't like plays with no actual plot.

70
Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if you are looking for a good laugh with friends and family. It is a wonderfully innocent and comic piece of theatre.

Don't see it if you are not into innocently sweet musicals and want to watch a more melodramatic theatre piece filled with tragedy.

80
Absorbing, Entertaining, Hilarious, Must see, Great singing

See it if You are a fan of Charlie Brown

Don't see it if You have no idea who Charlie Brown is.

60
Quirky, Cliched, Disappointing, Slow, Bad acting

See it if You're taking your kids and it's mainly for their entertainment.

Don't see it if You really enjoy the Peanuts world and Charlie Brown. I feel that it didn't live up to expectations.

80
Funny, Entertaining, Cute

See it if you enjoy the old Peanuts comics or have any knowledge of Charlie Brown. It helps to have a little background going into it.

Don't see it if you aren't into Peanuts/Charlie Brown or have never read the comics. It probably won't make a lot of sense to you.

100
Delightful, Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Must see

See it if YOU LOVE MUSICALS

Don't see it if ...you should see it

94
Clever, Great acting, Entertaining, Hilarious, Refreshing

See it if You have kids that like Charlie Brown or Snoopy or if you like them personally Snoopy was my favorite!

Don't see it if You don't like cute show that leave you laughing!

65
Cute, Thought-provoking, Funny, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you love the Peanuts comics, or you enjoy light, silly songs.

Don't see it if small children being played by adults annoys you, or the absence of a plot is uninteresting to you.

84
Clever, Refreshing, Great writing, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you love charlie brown and family friendly shows

Don't see it if you aren't a fan of silly kids humor

91
Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Absorbing, Clever

See it if You have always been a fan of the classics or if you want to be transported back to your childhood

Don't see it if You haven't been a fan of Charlie Brown

78
Ambitious, Great acting, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy children's stories of same vein.

Don't see it if Just go see it

100
Hilarious, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You grew up reading Peanuts in the funny section of the newspaper. A great laugh for all ages!

Don't see it if You do not find humor in the Peanuts gang. If you have no sense of humor.

90
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You still love watching cartoons

Don't see it if You don't like a lot of music

76
Entertaining

See it if Everyone

Don't see it if You have no sense of humor

During previews
70
Family fare, Clever, Well staged, Endearing, Imperfect

See it if you have a child in tow. This isn't for adults, but great for kids. The child actors give it their all. Josh Colley (CB) can really sing.

Don't see it if you want sophistication. This production is more juvenile, but also sweeter. Most of the staging works (the revolving piano gets tedious)

During previews
82
Delightful, Funny, Fluffy, Cute, Great singing

See it if You want to see the next generation of Broadway stars-these children are crazy talented! You want a happy, uplifting musical.

Don't see it if You dislike child performers. You don't like the Peanuts comic strips. You want a serious musical.

During previews
53
Disappointing, Indulgent, Insipid, Slow, Miscast

See it if you never saw the original or the B'way revival.

Don't see it if you don't like children's shows. The original charm of the show - having adults portray kids - is lost. It is now a show for kids.

During previews
78
Entertaining, Refreshing, Great for kids, Great singing

See it if You want to rekindle your inner child and see a live production of vignettes of the televised Charlie Brown shows. Very talented kids.

Don't see it if You would not like a show with a cast entirely made up of very talented kids, or if you do not like vignettes.

During previews
82
Clever, Funny, Cute, Familar songs, characters, situations, Dated

See it if a fan of Charles Schultz's comics, familiar songs like "Happiness Is", familiar characters like Snoopy, & jaunty, happy & melodies & lyrics

Don't see it if you're not a fan of children attempting to deal with adult problems like depression or simply children

During previews
90
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Must see, Great singing

See it if if you want to see a talented group of young performers strutting their stuff definitely go see this show.

Don't see it if you don't like Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang or shows where the entire cast is made up of kids.


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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