Stage Onewill present two public performances of the musical "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" this Saturday, April 24, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., in The Kentucky Center's Bomhard Theater.Follow this link for ticketing information.
This video of Kristen Chenoweth doing her Tony Award-winning role of "Sally" will give you an idea of what the musical looks and feels like, in case you're unfamiliar with it.
Additionally, here are a few fun facts about comic strip creator Charles Schulz and his round-headed title character, an American "un-success story", unable to fly a kite, hit a baseball, kick a football or get a second glance from the little red-haired girl.
Schulz did not choose the name "Peanuts" for his comic strip. Originally titled "Li'l Folks," the name was changed when the strip entered syndication, to differentiate it from Al Capp's "Li'l Abner." In a 1987 interview, Schulz said of the title "Peanuts": "It's totally ridiculous, has no meaning, is simply confusing, and has no dignity."
"Peanuts" premiered in eight newspapers in October 1950. Many of its best-known characters were added later: Schroeder (1951), Lucy (1952), Linus (1952), Pig Pen (1954), Sally (1959), Peppermint Patty (1966), Woodstock (1967) and Franklin (1968).