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January 05, 2007

Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy and the rest of the "Peanuts" gang will come alive through performances by nine Anoka-Ramsey Community College (ARCC) students this February in "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" at the Coon Rapids Campus Performing Arts Center. Directed by ARCC faculty Scott Ford, the cast will perform the musical Feb. 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. An alumni performance is set for Feb. 10 and an interpreted performance will be held Feb. 15.

Cast List of Anoka-Ramsey Community College Students
Sally Brown: Jenna Defeyter, graduate of Anoka High School
Charlie Brown: Tim Anderson, graduate of Coon Rapids High School
Lucy Van Pelt: Ashlei Jamieson, graduate of Anoka High School
Linus Van Pelt: Christopher McCarthy, graduate of Coon Rapids High School
Snoopy: Matt Gilbertson, graduate of Centennial High School
Schroeder: Kyle Vandenberg, graduate of Forest Lake High School
Peppermint Patty: Holli Richgels, graduate of Andover High School
Freida: Trina (Katrina) Zahler, graduate of St. Michael-Albertville High School
Franklin: Vee (Vanlice) Washington, graduate of Blaine High School

"You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown"
Based on the comic strip "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schulz, this off-Broadway musical has Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the gang spending an entire day capturing little moments from Valentine's Day to the baseball season, and experiencing all the tender, childhood emotions in between.

The play is told through short scenes that mimic the four-panel format used by the original Peanuts comic strip. A host of regular "Peanuts" characters make appearances to comment on Charlie Brown or just life itself and sing favorites such as "My New Philosophy," "T-E-A-M (The Baseball Game)" and "Little Known Facts."

Children of all ages (recommended for ages six and up) are sure to be delighted by this tribute to childhood. Discover, along with the "Peanuts" gang, if Charlie Brown really is a good man, if Lucy secures Schroeder's love, if Linus lets go of his blanket and where Snoopy's imagination takes him.

Reserve a seat and purchase tickets today at the College Bookstore at the Coon Rapids Campus of Anoka-Ramsey Community College. Tickets are $8. For more information, call 763-433-1250.