Ethan Davenport's Charlie Brown is everything we want Charlie to be. We laughed at every frustrated Good Grief! and Rats! Children in the audience yelled out Snoopy! every time Alex Polzun danced and flipped and galloped across the stage with his Snoopy ears flopping every which way. The whole cast seemed to be enjoying every moment onstage.
While everyone seems to have lost the true meaning of the holiday, Linus bravely stands center stage, commands the spotlight and shares the message we all probably know by heart now. "Sure, Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, 'Fear not: for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.' And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.' That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.'
As Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the whole Peanuts gang gather around the little tree that just needs a little love, they sing a collection of songs everyone will love to sing along with.
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS LIVE ON STAGE offers the timeless animated special message delivered on stage by a delightful cast in a new and yet familiar way.
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