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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

During previews
74
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

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.

During previews
56
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.

During previews
80
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?

During previews
91
Delightful, Great acting, Great staging, Enchanting, Great singing

See it if If you like talented kids playing together well and shining individually with great material that needs to be seen again or for the 1st time

Don't see it if You are a grinch!

During previews
75
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.

During previews
74
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.

During previews
84
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.

During previews
75
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.

During previews
88
Delightful, Funny, Cute, Great singing

See it if You want to see a classic musical normally done by adults performed by some of the best kid stars of Bway! Joshua Colley is amazing.

Don't see it if You really hate children, I suppose?

During previews
100
Delightful, Entertaining, Intelligent, Must see, Refreshing

See it if You love this classic musical and want to see it performed by a cast of young Broadway stars!

Don't see it if You don't like classic musicals and/or young performers

During previews
88
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You want to see a group of SUPER talented kids give a heartwarming performance of a classic show with top-notch singing, dancing, and acting

Don't see it if You're hard of hearing -- some dialog/lyrics were quiet/difficult to understand; you lack the patience to tolerate younger audience members

During previews
83
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!

During previews
88
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Adorable, Delightful

See it if You enjoy a show all child-cast. You like fun, cut shows. You liked the peanuts strip/Cartoon. You don't need a show to be deep to enjoy it.

Don't see it if You are annoyed by children singing. Don't like "kid themed" shows. If you dislike musicals. If you need something deep or full of action

During previews
73
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.

During previews
70
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.

During previews
51
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.

During previews
75
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.

During previews
85
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.

During previews
75
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.

During previews
88
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!

During previews
45
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

During previews
70
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.

During previews
80
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.

During previews
50
Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if If you are an avid fan of Peanuts

Don't see it if You are looking to see a "broadway" show. The children are talented but overall it was not what I expected.


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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