CTYP kicks off the holiday spirit with A Charlie Brown Holiday Double-Bill!

Good Grief, it’s twice the fun! The holiday sell-out, A Charlie Brown Christmas, is back and playing in a special double bill feature with You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.


Experience the ups and downs of everyday life with Charlie Brown and his friends in You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown. When your friends are the Peanuts gang, no day is ever ordinary, and somewhere between Beethoven’s Birthday, peanut butter sandwiches, and team baseball, Charlie Brown and the gang learn about the joys of friendship and stumble upon the true meaning of happiness.


Then join Charlie Brown in A Charlie Brown Christmas as he tries to direct his friends in the school Christmas pageant. With help from his friends and a ragged little tree, Charlie Brown discovers what the season is really all about.


A Charlie Brown Holiday Double Bill is directed by Carole Higgins and features Andrew Cownden in the title role, with Arielle Ballance, Oliver Castillo, Steve Charles, Cecilly Day, KeAloha Noelani, Emilie Leclerc, Kevin Takahide Lee, Rebecca Talbot and Amanda Testini.


Choreographer: Amanda Testini, Music Director: Arielle Ballance, Set Designer: Al Frisk, Costume Designer: Barbara Clayden, Lighting Designer: Darren Boquist, Sound Designer: Andy Horka, Stage manager: Ashley Noyes, Assistant Stage manager: Tanya Schwaerzle, Apprentice Stage Manager: Jessica Keenan. Both of these lively musical adaptations feature a live jazz trio.


A Charlie Brown Christmas

By Charles M.  Schulz

Based on the television special by Bill Melendez and

Lee Mendelson

Stage Adaptation by Eric Schaeffer

By Special Arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown

Based on the Comic Strip “PEANUTS” by Charles M. Schulz

Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner

Originally Produced in New York by Arthur Whitelaw

and Gene Persson

Originally Directed in New York by Joseph Hardy



A Charlie Brown Holiday Double Bill is recommended for ages 3+.


Dates:                        Preview: November 24, 2018; Opening: November 25, 2018

Run: November 25-December 30, 2018

Relaxed Performance: December 1; Dress-up performances: December 2

Check www.carouseltheatre.ca for performance calendars and show times

School group matinees available


Ticket prices:           Adults: $35; Seniors/Students: $29; Young People (Ages 3-18 years): $18

Address:                   The Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island

1412 Cartwright St, Vancouver BC

Box Office:               tickets.carouseltheatre.ca or 604-685-6217

Running Time:        80 minutes plus an intermission


About Carousel Theatre for Young People

Founded in 1976, Carousel Theatre for Young People provides playful, exceptional and accessible theatrical experiences that inspire, involve and educate. Each season approximately 40 000 young people and their families benefit from CTYP’s programming. At Carousel Theatre for Young People we believe that the arts play a vital role in a young person’s development.  We envision a community that empowers people to be more imaginative, expressive and engaged.

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