Shows, Ticket Info, Van Wert Civic Theatre, Youth Theatre

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown opens Aug 2

All are invited to come experience the very best of our youth. VWCT is proud to present You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown on August 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. and August 4 at 2 p.m. Not only does this show feature actors who are high school and college age but is also directed and produced by the same age group.

In 2018 Griffen Waltmire, director of the show, approached the VWCT Board with the idea of directing and producing a summer musical for high school and college age youth. After much discussion, VWCT agreed to support the project and mentor the young people involved with the production. To support the financial committment to the project, VWCT applied for and received an Ohio Arts Council grant. The grant review committee was most impressed with “the idea to provide mentoring and other opportunities for young directors” while
“creating a pipeline for training young people while also creating new and future supporters of the theatre arts.”

The show is ready, and now all these young people need is an audience. Tickets are $10 and go on sale beginning Monday, July 29 from 2-6 p.m. at 419-238-9689 or anytime online at vwct.org. Please come support our youth.

The directing team consists of Griffen Waltmire, director; Dee Fisher, music director, and Dane Litchfield, choreographer. The cast is listed below.

Charlie Brown: Cooper Adams
Sally Brown: Olivia Kentner
Lucy van Pelt: Anna Reichert
Linus van Pelt: Connor Johnson
Schroeder: Austin Sheets
Snoopy: Justin Etter
Peppermint Patty: Alyssa Taylor
Marcie: Emily Gehle
Frieda: Gracie Morgan
Little Red Headed Girl: Becky Rigdon
Woodstocks: Gabby Thomas and
Brooke Tigner