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UMFK to hold auditions for spring performance of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

January 14, 2005

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University of Maine at Fort Kent performing arts will hold auditions on Tuesday, January 18 and Wednesday, January 19 at 6:00 p.m. each evening in the Fox Auditorium for a springtime musical performance of the popular Charles Schultz production You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

Auditions for the production that will be staged on April 28, 29 and 30 are open to both UMFK students and community members. This interested in performing in the production will be required to read from the script and sing an unprepared music sample as part of the process.

The musical production tells the story of an average day in the life of the popular Peanuts comic strip character.

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, chronicles several little moments picked from many days in Charlie's life, including Valentine's Day and baseball season.

Throughout the experiences of the title character, the audience experiences wild optimism to utter despair, all mixed in with the lives of his friends and combined together on the string of a single day from a bright uncertain morning to a hopeful starlit evening.

The comical production, complete with song and dance, uses Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang to help Charlie Brown figure out who he is, how he fits in and exactly what being a "good man" means.

In the show's final musical performance Charlie Brown discovers that "happiness is anyone and anything at all that's loved by you."

In addition to Charlie Brown and Snoopy, the production will also feature the characters of Lucy, Sally, Linus and Schroeder.

Scripts and CD's are available upon request from Joe Zubrick, associate professor of theatre or Louise Pelletier, administrative assistant for the arts and humanities division.

For more information on the auditions, contact Scott Brickman, UMFK associate professor of music at (207) 834- 7506 or Zubrick at (207) 834-7591.