Bare Productions announces debut

November 13, 2017 | By | Reply More

New company’s open call for Charlie Brown

New amateur musical theatre company Bare Productions was launched on Saturday night with the announcement that its debut production will be You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.

The 1967 musical will be staged during the first week of the Edinburgh fringe, 2018. The company has put out an open call for the auditions, which will take place at the Pleasance on Saturday 2 December 2017.

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown takes the characters created by Charles Schultz in his Peanuts comic strip and winds them into a day in the life of Charlie Brown, from bright, uncertain morning to hopeful, starlit evening.

The music and lyrics are by Clark Gesner, who had written songs featuring the Peanuts characters but could not get permission to use them. However, when he sent a tape direct to Schultz, permission was quickly given. The musical was created in collaboration with the first cast and production staff, who are credited pseudonymously as John Gordon for the book.

The show features Charlie Brown, Snoopy and four of the other Peanuts characters: Charlie’s little sister Sally, the piano-playing Schroeder, the precocious blanket-sucking Linus and his big sister, Lucy.

Launching the company and revealing the show on Saturday night at a party at Infinity Night Club, director Dominic Lewis said that Bare Productions was created as an opportunity for people to get back involved with doing small scale shows for the Fringe after they had stopped being students.

Fun

He said: “The idea is that it is for people that are Edinburgh-based to be able to get involved, do something fun and, despite it being a small scale show, there are many opportunities for people to get involved.”

Choreography for You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown will be by Felicity Thomas, who most recently choreographed Rock of Ages for Allegro to great effect. Finlay Turnbull, who is currently MD with the Bohemians, will be undertaking musical direction for the show.

The auditions will held from 11am to 5pm on Saturday 2nd December 2017 at the Pleasance and anyone wishing to apply for a slot should email: auditions@bareproductions.org. Callbacks will be the next day, Sunday 3, at St Stephen’s Stockbridge, 6-10pm.

Rehearsals will begin from January and will generally be on Sunday afternoons, with the production taking place from Friday 3 – Saturday 11 August 2018 with shows nightly at 7pm.

Listings and links

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown auditions
The Pleasance, 60 Pleasance EH8 9TJ.

Saturday 2 December 2017. 11am-5pm.
Email: auditions@bareproductions.org to book a slot.

An audition pack with full casting details and cast notes can be downloaded here: https://drive.google.com.

Auditions Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1915903312070538/

Bare Productions on Facebook: /BareEdinburgh.

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown is available from Amazon, as a download. Click below for more details:

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