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You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

From 15 critic and 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.



88
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Refreshing, Great singing

See it if See it for the adorable and talented all-children cast and the feel-good music of Clark Gesner!

Don't see it if you are not into Charlie Brown, Lucy, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang. But then again, why aren't you? Go watch!

85
During previews
Slow, Quirky, Fluffy, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you like vingette-like shows. I wasnt a fan of the show itself but the production was phenomenal -- bunch of incredible kids. So much talent

Don't see it if you don't like You're A Goodman Charlie Brown/if you're looking for something thought-provoking and moral filled.

84
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you want to see a group of very talented child actors putting on a delightful show. If you grew up with the comic strip and enjoy musicals.

Don't see it if you don't like kids, and whimsical childhood memories.

83
During previews
Delightful, Funny, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if you are a fan of this musical. Excellent kids playing iconic characters. Everyone onstage are wonderful performers!

Don't see it if you hate kids onstage, and are basically not in the mood for fluff!

82
During previews
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.

82
During previews
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

80
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining

See it if The kids were great. I smiled all the way through. I especially liked Snoopy and Linus. There were some excellent prouction numbers. There

Don't see it if parts that were a little like the old Laugh-In, very short skits and comments. They did not reinvent the wheel, but rather made it run bett

80
During previews
Delightful, Fluffy, Refreshing, Intelligent, Great singing

See it if You want to see great child stars. Nicely crafted uncluttered production of a classic. Lets the kids do their thing. Little slow, but FUN!!

Don't see it if You're in town briefly I guess. You'd rather go for something darker. Children annoy you?

80
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Quirky, Slow, Great singing

See it if You're a fan of Peanuts. You're looking for something light & endearing. You want to see the next generation of Tony nominees sing & dance!

Don't see it if You're into more edgy & intense storylines. These are kids playing kids from Peanuts. They're talented, but this is not sophisticated.

78
During previews
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.

75
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if You love the music and classic characters.

Don't see it if You don't like young performers.

75
During previews
Delightful, Funny, Great singing

See it if You don't mind a juvenile cast. Most of the children were Broadway performers and were excellent. Young Mr. Colley is an amazing singer.

Don't see it if You don't like plays about children that actually cast all children.

75
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Dated

See it if Enjoy a family show. Especially delightful for children. The child actors burst with talent.

Don't see it if you don't like c leached musicals about 60's comic strips.

75
During previews
Entertaining, Refreshing, Delightful

See it if You like a cute show and enjoy seeing talented kids perform.

Don't see it if You are looking for something profound and innovative, and have a low tolerance for performing kids.

74
During previews
Fluffy, Slow, Delightful

See it if You want to take a school aged child to the theater, and enjoy the wonderful lead's voices

Don't see it if If you don't like the comic strip

74
During previews
Cute, Entertaining

See it if you love Peanuts, the songs from this show, and talented children.It was nice to hear children's laughter from the audience.

Don't see it if you like deep characters. It assumes you know the characters, and want to see vignettes of them. Development happens off-stage if at all.

73
During previews
Entertaining, Quirky, Fluffy, Funny, Delightful

See it if you have a special place in your heart for the Peanuts gang, or if you want to see some talented kids, some of whom have been on Broadway.

Don't see it if you don't want to see an all-child production, or if you want to see something darker/more mature in nature.

70
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Slow

See it if You like shows with an all kid cast and are a die hard Charlie Brown fan. Charlie has a delightful voice and Linas is dancing is everything.

Don't see it if Kids are not your thing. If you want a quick show.

70
During previews
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)

70
During previews
A little on the slow side, Nostalgic, Quirky, Light-hearted, Endearing

See it if You like shows with talented young singers and dancers that let you take it easy for a couple hours. Great for a Peanuts fan.

Don't see it if You desire a show with a strong plot-line, thought-provoking themes, or good acting.

56
During previews
Fluffy, Not-so-good, Not-so-nutty, Charming, Childsplay

See it if you're a fan of talented child actors, who've been wonderful in other shows, and the winsome piece itself. But it's flatly directed.

Don't see it if you agree that kids are a bad fit for a show written from an older POV. They don't share Schulz' dry wit & just do as they've been told.

53
During previews
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.

51
During previews
Slow, Banal, Great singing

See it if Want to see a basic children's theater production . No adults in the show, no sets, no dances. My 10 yr old son liked it, found it funny.

Don't see it if You want a plot. This is just a series of comic strips, which is cute, but I wouldn't see it again. Hard to see from our seats, row J.

45
During previews
Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if You get free tickets.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy child actors that whine half of the performance

100
During previews
Must see, Funny, Enchanting, Delightful, Great singing

See it if You want to see the iconic characters of Charlie Brown brought to life by an amazing cast of young Broadway performers. Great show!

Don't see it if You are not in the mood to smile.


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