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Charlie Brown and the gang find happiness in Milan

Zoe Greszler • Apr 12, 2016 at 3:00 PM

MILAN — The Edison High School drama department will present Clark Gesner's "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown” this week.

Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the high school.

Directed by Rex Stanforth, this musical will delight audience members of all ages as they are transported to the world of Charles Schulz. The audience will be invited to follow the life of Charlie Brown, played by senior Christian Word, as he discovers what true happiness really is.

Sally, played by junior Summer Babcock, loves to play with her friends and big brother. For Lucy, played by senior Kate Proctor, happiness is being queen; while for her brother Linus, played by senior Connor McGinley, a warm blanket brings him all the happiness he needs. Schroeder, played by freshman Evan Hoffman, finds happiness in celebrating the musical works of Beethoven.

For Snoopy, played by sophomore Lydia Hoag, suppertime is the happiest time of the day. The friends come together to write book reports, chase rabbits, and go on many other fun adventures.

“The play is great because you get to be a kid again,” senior Joanna Ruiz said. “You have a good excuse to act like a kid. Who wouldn’t like that? It’s not something that happens everyday.”

“Everyone loves Charlie Brown,” said the character himself, as played by senior Christian Word.

“I think everyone knows Charlie Brown from the old comic strip,” Word added. “And it’s fun. I think everyone will really love it. It’s a family show in the purest sense of the phrase.”

“If you don’t know the characters, by the end of it, you will. And you’ll fall in love with them as they try to discover what happiness really is,” said sophomore Lydia Hoag, who will play Snoopy. “It will be a lot of fun.”

All are invited to join Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanut's gang for a musical story that will warm your heart.

Tickets cost $5 for students and seniors and $6 for adults. To make reservations or purchase tickets, call 419-499-4652 ext. 1080.

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