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Peanuts on stage and on DVD

A couple items in the Peanuts universe:

Two Peanuts movies are going to DVD.

Both A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969) and Snoopy Come Home (1972), each released in theaters a few years after A Charlie Brown Christmas and It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown aired on television, will be available in digital versatile style on March 28. A Boy Named Charlie Brown follows Chuck as he ventures to the big city to compete in a spelling bee. In Snoopy Come Home, Snoopy visits his former owner but then feels obligated to stay with her. It also marks the first animated appearance of Franklin and Woodstock. Beyond being just simple animated features, they serve as examples of just how well Schulz and his partners Lee Mendelson and Bill Melendez did in translating the pain, social awkwardness and unrequited love inherent in the comic strip to film and television.

and “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” musical is being produced at the Lakewood Playhouse in Tacoma Washington.

It?s the updated and revised musical ?You?re A Good Man, Charlie Brown,? with new scenes and new songs, directed by Micheal O?Hara and starring Johnny Reed as Charlie Brown, Rachel Morton as Sally, Peter Punzi as Schroeder, Patti Sprague as Lucy Van Pelt, Drew Dresdner as Linus, and Jerod Nance as Snoopy.

For ticket and times call 253-588-0042, or visit www.lakewoodplayhouse.org

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