Spring Musical Audition Info

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Audition Packet

The first round of auditions (where you sing a song) is going to be done via video/audio submission! We will NOT be meeting in person for the first round. Students should prepare 16-32 measures of a broadway song to sing for the directors. If at all possible, PLEASE have piano accompaniment or a karaoke track playing as you sing. NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED TO AUDITION! We hope everyone that’s interested will submit a video, even if you’re a beginner. To submit a video, you will upload it to the Cast and Crew Sign-up Form linked below.

The CAST AND CREW Sign-Up Form can be found at tinyurl.com/aahscharlie

All forms must be submitted before January 19th at 3pm. 

The directors will be meeting that evening to determine the callback list. 

Callbacks will be Wednesday, January 20th from 3-? in the chorus room. The callback list will be posted via the BAND app. Callbacks will be done in person in very small groups. You will be assigned a time and kept socially distanced. In the event you are called back, you will be taught song(s) and given readings from the show for whatever role(s) for which you are being considered. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A CALLBACK, IT DOES NOT MEAN YOU WERE NOT CAST!!! Callbacks are only required if the director needs to see a little more from certain people.

The first rehearsal (Read-thru) will be in the auditorium on Monday, January 25th, from 3-6 with music rehearsals starting the following day. Rehearsals usually take place M-Th 3-5 until tech/dress rehearsals. Students will receive a calendar schedule for the entire length of the rehearsal process at read-thru.


You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown opened on March 7, 1967 and played for 1,597 performances in New York at the theatre 80 St. Marks with Gary Burghoff in the title role. This version was revived on Broadway in 1971 and played for 32 performances at the John Golden Theatre. A new version, You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Revised), was presented on Broadway in 1999 and played for 149 performances at the Ambassador Theatre with Tony Award-winning performances by Roger Bart as Snoopy and Kristin Chenoweth as Sally.

Happiness is great musical theatre! With charm, wit, and heart, You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown explores life through the eyes of Charlie Brown and his friends in the Peanuts gang as they play baseball, struggle with homework, sing songs, swoon over their crushes, and celebrate the joy of friendship. This revue of songs and vignettes, based on the beloved Charles Schulz comic strip, is the ideal show for those who would like to do a musical. Musical numbers include "My Blanket and Me," "The Kite," "The Baseball Game," "Little Known Facts," "Suppertime," and "Happiness." Guaranteed to please audiences of all ages!

More information can be found at https://www.concordtheatricals.com/p/65775/youre-a-good-man-charlie-brown-revised

You can find a soundtrack of the recording on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jha5oK0nVw&list=PLjb0KLhkJYhdK56rH-7iLCOGmQLRI2dBT  



The show features 3 boys and 3 girls (although Snoopy can really be any gender). There is also a small ensemble of other Peanuts characters that will be involved in many of the musical numbers/sketches. 

Depending on audition turn-out, we are prepared to double-cast this show, so more students can be involved. Double-casting means that we will essentially have two different casts that we prepare and both get to perform (on different nights). 

The small cast sizes are intentional. Because of our current situation, we need to keep our numbers small so that hopefully we can rehearse/perform in person, while keeping everyone safely socially distanced. It’s our hope that life will gradually return to something more “normal” this spring, so by the time our mid-April performance rolls around we will have less obstacles physically being together. However, even if that’s not the case, this musical has a lot of benefits that will allow us to perform it in whatever virtual way might be necessary.

Character Breakdown

Charlie Brown 

Charlie Brown wins your heart with his losing ways. It always rains on his parade, his baseball game, and his life. He's an inveterate worrier who frets over trifles (but who's to say they're trifles?). Although he is concerned with the true meaning of life, his friends sometimes call him "blockhead." Other than his knack for putting himself down, there are few sharp edges of wit in his repertoire; usually he's the butt of the joke, not the joker. He can be spotted a mile away in his sweater with the zig zag trim, head down, hands in pocket, headed for Lucy's psychiatric booth. He is considerate, friendly and polite and we love him knowing that he'll never win a baseball game or the heart of the little red-haired girl, kick the football Lucy is holding or fly a kite successfully. His friends call him "wishy-washy," but his spirit will never give up in his quest to triumph over adversity. 

Gender: Male

Vocal Range: A#2-F4 (Baritone)


Sally Brown's brother, Charlie Brown, was so pleased and proud when she was born that he passed out chocolate cigars. Since then he's been trying to understand her. She always looks for the easy way out, particularly at school, where her view of life reflects much of the frustration and confusion kids experience. Her speech is riddled with malapropisms. Uninhibited, and precocious, she has a schoolgirl crush on Linus, her "Sweet Babboo." She may never win Linus' heart, but she has her big brother wrapped around her little finger. Sally, writing letters or doing homework, causes pain and joy to her fans in roughly equal proportions. 

Gender: Female

Vocal Range: B3-G#5 (Soprano)


Lucy Van Pelt works hard at being bossy, crabby and selfish. She is loud and yells a lot. Her smiles and motives are rarely pure. She's a know-it-all who dispenses advice whether you want it or not--and for Charlie Brown, there's a charge. She's a fussbudget, in the true sense of the word. She's a real grouch, with only one or two soft spots, and both of them may be Schroeder, who prefers Beethoven. As she sees it, hers is the only way. The absence of logic in her arguments holds a kind of shining lunacy. When it comes to compliments, Lucy only likes receiving them. If she's paying one--or even smiling--she's probably up to something devious.

Gender: Female

Vocal Range: G3-F5 (Alto/Mezzo)


Linus Van Pelt inspired the term "security blanket" with his classic pose. He is the intellectual of the gang, and flabbergasts his friends with his philosophical revelations and solutions to problems. He suffers abuse from his big sister, Lucy, and the unwanted attentions of Charlie Brown's little sister, Sally. He is a paradox: despite his age, he can put life into perspective while sucking his thumb. He knows the true meaning of Christmas while continuing to believe in the Great Pumpkin. 

Gender: Male

Vocal Range: A#2-E4 (Baritone)


Schroeder, who idolizes Beethoven, brought classical music to the Peanuts strip. Reserved and usually unruffled, Schroeder reacts only when Woodstock tries to make his grand piano into a playground, or Lucy seeks to make it her courting grounds.

Gender: Male

Vocal Range: A#2-G#4 (Tenor)


Snoopy is an extroverted beagle with a Walter Mitty complex. He is a virtuoso at every endeavor- at least in his daydreams atop his doghouse. He regards his master, Charlie Brown, as "that round-headed kid" who brings him his supper dish. He is fearless though prudently cautious about "the cat next door." He never speaks to the other characters (though he does sing to the audience)- that would be one human trait too many- but he manages to convey everything necessary in facial expressions and thought balloons. A one-man show with superior intelligence and vivid imagination, he has created such multiple personalities as: Joe Cool, World War I Flying Ace, Literary Ace, Flashbeagle, Vulture, Foreign Legionnaire, etc.

Gender: Male/Female

Vocal Range: C3-A4 (Tenor)


Other famous Peanuts characters, such as Peppermint Patty, Woodstock, Marcie, Little Red-Haired Girl, Pigpen, Franklin, etc.

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