20, 2004 -- Heritage
Repertory Theatre completes its six-show
2004 season with the opening of Snoopy!!! in the Helms Theatre.
Snoopy!!! is the sequel to You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,
one of HRT’s biggest hits in the past 10 years, with the
spotlight this time shining on everyone’s favorite beagle.
The book is by Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates, Warren
Lockhart, Arthur Whitelaw and Michael L. Grace. Music is by Larry
Grossman and lyrics by Hal Hackady. “I’ve come to
realize that Snoopy!!! is actually a better show than Charlie
Brown – better script, better songs,” says director
Ken Lambert, a veteran New York and Charlottesville actor who
has also directed shows for Live Arts and Off-Stage Theatre. “It’s
less well-known only because the other show was first.”
Brandon Ellis plays Snoopy, Andrew Frace is Charlie Brown,
Lindsay Northen is Peppermint Patty, Caylin Campbell is
Mayes is Lucy, John Kras is Linus, and Ashley Blasland is Woodstock.
Kate Roehr is the show’s choreographer. Mary Elizabeth
Forbes is music director, scenic design is by Alli Robbins, costume
design is by Gweneth West, lighting design is by Nic Lawton,
and Vikram Kirby is the sound designer.
Ken Lambert adds, “while children will certainly love Snoopy!!!, adults
shouldn’t make the mistake of thinking it’s a ‘children’s
show’ – it’s not. It’s overflowing with sophisticated
humor, wisdom and great music which makes it truly (no kidding) a show for everyone.”
opens July 20 for 20 performances in the Helms Theatre. Evening
performances begin at 7:30pm and there
are three 2:00pm matinee performances:
July 24, July 31 and Aug. 7. Tickets are available at the Culbreth
Theatre box office at 109 Culbreth Road, open 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Monday through Friday.
For more information, call (434) 924-3376 and