Arts and Entertainment

Revised 'Charlie Brown' makes Northwest premiere

Mirror staff

“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” will make its Northwest premiere in its rewritten form in Federal Way this Friday.

Centerstage Theatre is presenting the two-week run (April 23-May 9) at Centerstage Theater. It will be the first look that stage fans in this corner of the country will have of the show since the original version, whicn prospered through 1,597 performances in New York City starting in 1966, was reworked and presented on Broadway in 1999.

The family musical is based on the Peanuts cartoon characters of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Schroeder, Lucy and Sally. Playing them at the Knutzen are:

• Anne Eisendrath (Lucy). Her previous acting credits have come in theaters as far-flung as New Jersey and the University of Michigan.

• Kyle Baiz (Schroeder), making his debut with Centerstage. He’s the voice of Cranium Hullabaloo in an award-winning children’s game.

• Random Harrison (Charlie Brown), who has acted since he was very young.

• Mariah Anne Taylor (Sally), making her first appearance with Centerstage after roles at Intiman and elsewhere.

• Eric Stevens (Snoopy), a veteran actor.

• Tim Tate (Linus), who’s been part of the jazz and concert program at Olympic College in Bremerton and the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra.

Dannul Dailey is the director.

“Charlie Brown” is the first Centerstage production since Alan Bryce took over as artistic director. He’s a former theater consultant at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

PLAYBILL

“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”

April 23-May 9, by Centerstage Theatre at Knutzen Family Theater in Federal Way.

Show times: 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays

General admission: $12-$20 (depending on age). Special matinee prices for kids 12 and under ($5). For tickets and information, call Centerstage at 661-1444 or go on-line at www.centerstagetheatre.com.

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