Tibbits Summer Theatre’s “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” Perfect for Family Outing

Coldwater, MI – Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy and friends as Tibbits Summer Theatre presents the charming, fun, and witty musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” July 14-23 at The Ponds of Coldwater.

Certain to delight kids of all ages, the family-friendly musical is charming, witty and fun. “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown explores life through the eyes of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the whole “Peanuts” gang. Join the familiar comic strip friends as they explore life’s great questions while playing baseball, lamenting over homework, swooning over their crushes, and celebrating the joy of friendship. Musical numbers include “My Blanket and Me,” “The Kite,” “Suppertime,” “Happiness,” and more.

Tibbits Artistic Director Peter Riopelle said, “We chose this show for the season because we wanted to make absolutely certain we had something specifically for the kids and grandkids. We here at Tibbits dearly love our Young Audiences and we have a major commitment to serving them.” He added, “When it sadly became clear that we would not be able to offer our regular Popcorn Theatre Series again this year, a visit with Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the whole Peanuts gang seemed like the perfect alternative.”

Tibbits Summer Theatre features a core group of professional actors and theatre designers from across the United States, shown in their first production, “The Best of Broadway.” The 2021 season continues at The Ponds of Coldwater with “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” a fun musical perfect for a family outing. Photography courtesy of Laura Pentecost.

Tibbits Summer Theatre features a core group of professional actors and theatre designers from across the United States. “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” will include Michael Motkowski as Charlie Brown, Jack Hopewell as Snoopy, Liz Davis as Lucy, Stephen Vaughn as Linus, Brooke Jackson as Sally, and Nile Birch as Schroeder. The production will be directed by Matthew C. Scott with music direction by Wayman Ezell. It will feature lighting design by Catie Blencowe, set design by Matthew C. Scott, costume design by Dusti Donbrock, and sound design by Henry Sendek. Lexa Walker leads the technicians as technical director with Rachel Marengere as stage manager, and Josh Rockwell, Scott Pauley, Leon Kriser, and Chloe Ammond rounding out the technical staff.

“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” along with the rest of the 2021 TST Season, is presented through the generous sponsorship support of Coldwater Board of Public Utilities, Vandervoort, Christ & Fisher, P.C.; Parrish Excavating, Inc.; and Frederick Family Dental. Additional sponsors include Coldwater Orthodontics & Aligner Center; Dr. Jon & Seibra Herbener; The Bushouse Family;  ASAMA Coldwater Manufacturing; Coldwater Exchange Club; Matthew C. Christopher, DDS; Great Lakes Chiropractic; Honor Credit Union; and Vested Risk Strategies. Additional funding is provided by the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Tickets for “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” are $28 (including fees), with discounts available to Tibbits members and $15 children’s rates. Performances will run July 14, 16, 20, 22, and 23 at 7:30pm and July 15 and 21 at 2pm. Tickets are available online at Tibbits.org, at the Tibbits admin office at 93 W. Chicago St. in Coldwater 9 am to 5 pm weekdays or by calling 517-278-6029.

“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” is the final musical of the summer, with the heartwarming play, “On Golden Pond” closing the season from July 28-Aug 6. All summer theatre performances will be held at the beautiful outdoor event pavilion nestled among 30 acres of lush landscaping at The Ponds of Coldwater, just minutes from the historic Tibbits Opera House in downtown Coldwater. Golf carts are provided to transport guests who need assistance from the parking lot to the covered pavilion. Please note that Tibbits will follow COVID guidelines at the time performances take place. “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC. www.concordtheatricals.com