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USU's Old Lyric Repertory Company Presents Revival of 'Charlie Brown'

Utah State University’s Old Lyric Repertory Company, an advanced production program in the Department of Theatre Arts and the Caine School of the Arts, opens its second show with a crowd pleasing musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.” The production opens Wednesday, June 17, and performances continue June 18 and 19 with a 7:30 p.m. curtain.

Other shows in rolling repertory this season are The Foreigner, which returns with a matinee and evening performance June 20, and the yet to open The Importance of Being Earnest, and An Inspector Calls. The OLRC season runs June 11-Aug. 1 at the historic Caine Lyric Theatre (28 West Center St, Logan).
 
Tickets range from $19-$25 and senior/youth/USU faculty staff discounts are available by calling the Caine School of the Arts Box Office at 435-797-8022 or 435-752-1500, visiting the box office online or at the door.
 
Directed by Kris Bushman and starring W. Lee Daily as Charlie Brown, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown is a family friendly show guaranteed to delight, the director said.
 
The director said the production presents life simply — happiness is two kinds of ice cream, sharing a secret . . . or reliving the sweet innocence of youth with Charlie Brown and Snoopy.
 
Presented in its award-winning Broadway revival version, the musical snapshots Charles Schulz and his famous characters at his best — Schroeder (Daniel W. Thompson) and Lucy (Felicia Stehmeier) at the piano; Charlie Brown and Lucy at the psychiatry booth; Linus (Casey Allen) and his blanket; Snoopy (Andy Johnson) with his supper dish, and the whole gang, including Sally (Aubrey Campbell) at the baseball game. The characters live the moments of a child’s life, waffling from wild optimism to utter despair, from a bright, uncertain morning, to a hopeful starlit evening.
 
The director said the OLRC production includes hilarious comic sequences animated by high-energy dance routines, creating non-stop entertainment for adults and children alike.
 
Still to open in the OLRC season are The Importance of Being Earnest, July 2 and An Inspector Calls, July 9.
 
For information on the OLRC, including group ticket sales, call Public Relations and Marketing Director Sally Okelberry, (435) 797-1500, or email sally.okelberry@usu.edu.
 

Contact and writer: Sally Okelberry (435) 797-1500, sally.okelberry@usu.edu

Snoopy, Charlie Brown and Sally from USU's OLRC production of 'Charlie Brown'

"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" is the second OLRC production of the season to open at the Caine Lyric Theatre, 28 W. Center Street Logan. (Left to right) Andy Johnson as Snoopy, W. Lee Daily as Charlie Brown and Aubrey Campbell as Sally.

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