(From left) Elise Bittinger plays with her wig as she tries it on Cameron Alberts, while Corina Jennings watches, as they await their scene during rehearsal for Eastern Hancock Elementary's production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown." (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)
At a dress rehearsal on Wednesday, David Stephens - in Charlie Brown's trademark shirt - rehearsed his lines in Eastern Hancock Elementary's production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown." (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Fourth- and fifth-graders don’t take on Broadway very often, but a group of young actors from Eastern Hancock Elementary is working hard to stage a production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” at 7 p.m. Friday.
The production – not to mention the famous characters such as Lucy, Linus and Snoopy – has been around for 45 years. Gary Burghoff, who would go on to play Radar in the long-running TV series M*A*S*H, played Charlie Brown in the original in 1967, and a revival hit Broadway in 1999.