Length: 90 minutes (Plus a 15-min Intermission)
Age Recommendation: 3 and up. All patrons must have a ticket.
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Based on The Comic Strip
Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz
Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner
Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer
Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
The Cast & Production Team
Ricky Augustin (Linus) is a graduate of San Francisco State University with a Performance Emphasis-Theatre BA. He is thoroughly excited to be performing in his first show with Phantom Projects Theatre Group at the La Habra Depot! Some of his recent credits throughout California include A Chorus Line (Zach), Bright Star (Stanford), Pericles (Antiochus/Cleon),
and Evil Dead The Musical (Ed). Ricky would like to thank his family and friends for their love and support through these interesting times.
Christopher Baker (Schroeder) is a local performance artist with a BFA degree in Acting and a Minor in Education. Originally from Tampa Florida, Christopher has developed his résumé working with community, regional and educational theatre around the Orlando, Florida area. After completing his degree, he bravely moved to Los Angeles for an opportunity to make an impact in the entertainment industry. Christopher is currently a resident teaching artist at Dramatic Results and The Advot Project were he is able to share his passion for theatre. Christopher has been invited to host workshops at the Florida State Jr. Thespian Competition and other organizations. His latest roles include: Amonasro in “Aida” (Valencia Theatre); Curtis Jackson in “Sister Act, the Musical” (Bay Street Players & Osceola Arts); ensemble in “Ragtime” (Garden Theatre); Oshoosi / Shua in “Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet” (Harriett’s Theatre); and BJJ / George in “An Octoroon” (University of Central Florida – main-stage).
Cam Burchard (Charlie Brown) is thrilled to be making his Phantom Projects debut with this wonderful show! He is an OC based actor and musician who hopes to bring the magic of the arts to everyone. On his off time, you can find him rocking out or coming up with crazy ideas and concepts for the stage. He is a huge musical nerd, and has been in 60+ musicals since the age of 6! His ultimate life goal is to music direct and choreograph musicals, as well as write his own musicals! Cam would like to thank his family and friends for the constant support over the years!!
Anthony Galang (Snoopy) With just a few theatre credits under his belt (“A Funny Happened on the Way to the Forum” “Little Shop of Horrors”), Anthony’s presence on other stages and
screen runs rampant. From working with the touring company of “Dear Evan Hansen” to “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”, Anthony has been singing his way across the board. He has sung back up for Keala Settle and Iliza Schlesinger and competed in CW’s Christmas Carolers Challenge-Season One, where he made it to the semi-finals. Anthony is happy to be back on stage again and joining The Phantom Projects Theatre’s production of “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown”! He would like to thank his family and friends for their continued support as well as Top Shelf Vocal and the a cappella community for helping him on his musical journeys!
Rachel Denise Kellum (Sally) is a 19 year old musical Major from Dallas Texas. Rachel has been enrolled through high school and through college. She is a musical Major at HCLA.
Emma Salinas (Lucy) is a current college student who is working on her GED’s. She is planning on transferring to a 4 year University to study Musical Theatre. She has been is shows such as Bright Star (Alice Murphy), Little Women (Jo March), James and the Giant peach (Lady Bug) and many more. This is her 3rd time revisiting the role of Lucy van Pelt, and she couldn’t be happier to bring this spunky girl back to life! She wants to thank the cast and crew for all of their hard work and dedication, and for making this show possible!
Miguel Cardenas (Director) has been directing, choreographing, and acting in Southern California for over 15 years. He is a proud resident artist of Chance Theater and works as the Head of Musical Theatre at the School of Arts and Enterprise in Pomona. Recent credits include Next to Normal, Les Miserable, Bright Star, In The Heights, and more. Next up he will be choreographing American Idiot at Chance Theater. He would like to thank his amazing cast, team, friends, and family who have made this whole process amazing. Happiness is doing what you love.
Gabrielle Maldonado (Musical Director) is thrilled to be given opportunities to work as both a Performer and Musical Director in Southern California. Most recently, Gabrielle has developed additional skills after supporting with song writing, track development, and becoming the lyricist for Arena: A House Music-al. After performing in Beauty in the Beast and earning an NAACP award for the production, she has focused on using her musical talents to support individuals on stage, helping actors and actresses build the confidence needed to transform themselves into a part of the story we all seek to tell.
Loren Morris (Production Stage Manager) is thrilled to be the stage manager for her third show with Phantom Projects. She is currently a high school senior graduating in June, and is planning on going to community college in the spring. This is only her third show with Phantom Projects and only her second show being stage manager. In the winter she was assistant stage manager for “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” and then, she quickly started stage managing “Through These Eyes.” She is so thankful to have been given the opportunity to learn so much in the past 5 months, and to have been the opportunity to stage manager such amazing productions. She wants to thank the amazing cast and directors for a great show and thank Steve Cisneros for this amazing opportunity!
Charles M. Schulz was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on November 26, 1922. His Peanuts comic strip debuted in 1950 in just seven newspapers and launched a cultural legacy. When Schulz announced his retirement in December 1999, Peanuts was syndicated in over 2,600 newspapers worldwide, with book collections translated in over 25 languages.
The recipient of two Reuben Awards from the National Cartoonists Society and inductee into the Cartoonist Hall of Fame, Schulz also scripted and storyboarded numerous television specials, earning five Emmy and two Peabody Awards. He was awarded many different honors, including the Ordre des Artes et des Lettres from the French Ministry of Culture; the Lester Patrick Award (the only recipient who was not a professional hockey player); a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and a Carnegie Hall-commissioned concerto by Ellen Zwilich entitled “Peanuts Gallery.” Charles M. Schulz died on February 13, 2000, but his Peanuts gang continues to entertain and inspire the young and the young at heart.
Clark Gesner (1938-2002) was an American composer, songwriter, author, and actor. In addition to You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Mr. Gesner wrote the book, music and lyrics for Animal Fair, which premiered at the Denver Center Theatre, and with Nagle Jackson, Broadway’s The Utter Glory of Morrissey Hall. For television, he wrote for Captain Kangaroo, Sesame Street and That Was The Week That Was, and on stage for the revues of Leonard Sillman and Julius Monk. He performed regionally in 1776, Lend Me a Tenor, Carnival! and other musicals, as well as eight years of productions at the Weston (Vermont) Playhouse. The Jello Is Always Red, a revue of Mr. Gesner’s cabaret and theatre songs, was produced by the York Theatre Company.
Andrew Lippa wrote the music and lyrics for Big Fish, book by John August, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, which recently played at the Neil Simon Theater on Broadway. His concept opera I Am Harvey Milk (words and music), was premiered by the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. That recording, released in October 2013, reached number 2 on the iTunes Classical Chart, and the piece has had over 20 productions worldwide. He wrote the Tony-nominated music and lyrics for the Broadway musical The Addams Family, which starred Nathan Lane. His musical The Wild Party (book/music/lyrics) won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical and the Drama Desk Award for Best Music. His new songs for the 1999 revival of You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, along with his production of the cast recording, earned him a 2000 Grammy nomination. He serves as president of the Dramatists Guild Fund and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.