LMS to present ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’

WO-lms charlie brown-WWEST ORANGE, NJ — Liberty Middle School will debut its annual spring musical, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” on May 5 and 6, beginning at 7 p.m.

“We are performing the revised Broadway version of ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,’” Director Cynthia Rowberg said in a release. “It is the actual award-winning Broadway revival.”

The play revolves around Charlie Brown’s search to discover what it really means to be a “good man” and what he learns along the way.

There are approximately 25 cast members and 10 crew members. Assisting Rowberg are choreographer Kim Carissimo, set designer Lissette Villalobos, posters/banner/T-shirt designer Kristy Lopez, sound and lighting Director Vlada Jovanovic, and pianist Matthew Schmidt. Rowberg is also the vocal coach.

“It is an ambitious show for middle school, but with the amount of talent and work ethic the students at Liberty have, they make it look easy, and it is not an easy show. The music is particularly difficult — for instance, ‘Book Report’ involves the six leads singing six different parts at the same time,” Rowberg said.

The show will be held in the Liberty Middle auditorium, 1 Kelly Drive. Tickets can be purchased in the Liberty Middle School Office. It is recommended that tickets be purchased in advance since the shows have sold out two years in a row and tickets at the door may not be available. For more information on purchasing tickets, contact Janet Coppola at [email protected] or at 973-243-2007, ext. 29502.