When In Manila, thinking of catching You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown the musical? Fret no more for WhenInManila.com is here to provide you with a sneak peek of what is expected to be a truly wonderful and heartfelt rendition of this well-loved Broadway musical.
I’ll tell you this, though. Fans of Charles Schultz’s iconic strip will definitely not be dissapointed. With a stellar cast of theatre veterans playing our beloved Peanuts characters, you can expext one lively and animated performace that will keep you wanting more.
Each song is thoughtfully sung, each action perfectly performed that you’d feel nothing is amiss. That these people ARE your Peanuts gang come to life.
Charlie Brown (played by Robbie Guevara of The Sound of Music, Man of La Mancha and Miss Saigon Manila fame) is, as always, on the losing end and is quite curious as to what being a “good man” means. But in the midst of his unusual strokes of bad luck, like say eating lunch alone and missing the school bus, he finds that life is still full of unexpected surprises and continues to hope for better times.
Always by his side, is his fateful canine companion Snoopy (brought to life by Lorenz Martinez who is best known as the youngest actor ever to perform the role of the Engineer in the Netherlands’ production of Miss Saigon) who is just as cheerful and just as imaginative as ever as evidenced during his fight with The Red Baron and enthusiastic ode to Suppertime scenes.
Lucy (brought to life by Carla Guevara-Laforteza of The Sound of Music, The Baker’s Wife, and Avenue Q fame) is still trying to play the psychologist. At one point even surprisingly, helping Charlie Brown feel good about himself.
One of my most favorite scenes would be Beethoven Day where Schoeder (played by Pop Talk‘s Tonipet Gaba) sings of his unbridled joy at the coming of his musical idol’s birthday.
(NOTE: I am now a huge fan of Tonipet Gaba, the theatre actor. He is simply A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!)
Sally (performed by the CompanY‘s Sweet Plantado-TIongson) delves deeper into her philosophies and narrowly excapes a getting a low grade, while Linus (played by Eezy Dancing’s Franco Laurel) sings of his undying devotion to his blue, cute, cuddly friend and faithful companion — his blanket.
In the end, everyone realizes what Happiness truly is — it is anyone and anything at all that’s loved by you. And I couldn’t have said it better myself.
So when in Manila and thinking of nostalgic memories of forgotten childhood pleasures, just head on over to the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium at the RCBC plaza to catch You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and watch your favorite Peanuts’ characters come to life.
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown the musical directed by Michael Williams and is presented by 9 Works Theatrical.
“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” Musical
Showing Feb 11 – Mar 3, 2012
(Please refer to the poster for exact dates and times)
For inquiries, please call 586-7105 / 557-5860 / 0917-5545560
or visit www.9workstheatrical.com.
Tickets are also available at Ticketworld (891-9999.)
WhenInManila.com EIC Vince Golangco showing some Charlie Brown love!
A Sneak Peek at You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown the Musical in Manila