Jul 30 - Sep 12 , 2021

You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown

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Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang explore life's great questions as they play baseball, struggle with homework, sing songs, swoon over their crushes, and celebrate the joy of friendship.

A special event outdoors in Memorial Park in Sierra Madre. All COVID protocols in effect at the time of opening will be followed. Bring a picnic to enjoy during the show!

Click here for the full digital show program!

Rent a lawn chair to use during your performance of the show for $5 here. (Note: Lawn chairs are only allowed in chair-allowed seating circles. The purchase of a seating circle is required to attend the show -- click the schedule above to purchase a seating circle for your desired performance date). See below to learn more about the seating for this show!

Check out our You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown behind-the-scenes video series on YouTube, Facebook, or Instagram and learn more about our production process! Be sure to also check out our Pinterest board here.

The winners of our Wire Coat Hanger Sculpture Contest have been decided! Watch the video announcing the winners here.

Sundays before performances from 5:30-6:30 pm: Family Craft Sundays at Memorial Park
Join us for family-friendly crafting in the park before our remaining Sunday performances (September 5 and 12)! All craft materials will be provided free of charge. Children’s craft supplies provided in partnership with Cal Poly Pomona’s Center for Community Engagement.

ABC7 News: "The show must go on: Sierra Madre Playhouse transitions to outdoor productions"
On August 27, ABC7 News covered how amid the pandemic we transitioned to outdoor productions at Memorial Park as a safe way to let families enjoy productions, and shared some behind-the-scenes footage of You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown.

Spectrum News 1 SoCal: "Sierra Madre Playhouse returns to stage with musical under the stars"
On August 6, Spectrum News 1 SoCal and Tara Lynn Wagner shared some behind-the-scenes footage of this production and interviewed Director Christian Lebano and our actor playing Snoopy, Alexander Mashikian.

AirTalk with Larry Mantle on KPCC Radio (89.3 FM): "Live Theatre Is Returning To Stages Big And Small In SoCal -- What Will It Look Like?"
(Scroll down to listen to just the segment on live theater)
On the August 16, 2021 episode, the leaders of several local theater venues and companies large and small, including Sierra Madre Playhouse, joined Larry to talk about what the return of indoor performances will look like and what audiences can expect when the house lights finally go down once again.


About Seating For This Event
Seating will be in socially distanced circles, six feet apart, to accommodate parties of up to two, four, or six. There will be lawn seating (please bring your own blankets), but there will primarily be circles designated for people who bring chairs. Guests are responsible for bringing their own chairs and blankets (although there will be a limited number of chairs available to rent if needed), and it is highly recommended you bring chairs for chair-allowed seating. All chair-allowed circles can also accommodate wheelchairs (we highly recommend they be able to lock). Click here to rent a chair from us.
There are three 2-person, blanket-only circles, sixteen 2-person, chair-allowed circles, four 4-person, blanket-only circles, twenty-three 4-person, chair-allowed circles, two 6-person, blanket-only circles, and three 6-person, chair-allowed circles (51 circles total), as well as 10 individual seats. The maximum number of people who can attend each of the 19 shows is 186.
Choosing Your Circle (TICKET SALES OPEN NOW)
This event is assigned-seating (or in this case, assigned-circle) only, and we are only selling circles in their entirety and not seats per individual. As there are limited numbers of each type of circle, we recommend that you purchase your preferred type of circle in advance. Please keep in mind when purchasing to choose a circle based on your preferred type of seating (chairs will only be allowed in chair-allowed circles), and that you are responsible for bringing your own blankets or chairs. The number of people in each party must be within the stated capacity of their purchased circle, including children (with the exception of babies in carriers).
Prices are based on the number of people each circle can accommodate -- there is no price difference between circles that are blanket-only or chair-allowed. Please keep in mind that prices are set as listed, there are no senior, youth, or group discounts for this event.
Online ticket sales for each performance close 2 hours before each respective performance. Walkup sales will be available for any shows not already sold out. Please contact our Box Office at 636.355.4318 for any questions about making a reservation.

In the event that you need to exchange or cancel your reservation, please see our policies about exchanging/refunding.


There is ample free street parking near the park (street parking is allowed until 2 am), a small free parking lot on the North side of (behind) the Playhouse (this lot closes at midnight, please be sure to move your vehicle if you plan on staying in the area after that time), and a larger parking lot South of the Playhouse (this lot also closes at midnight). Please be sure to follow all street signage regarding parking, and keep in mind that U-turns are illegal (and a ticketable offense) on Sierra Madre Blvd. The parking spaces in front of the park on Sierra Madre Blvd will be used for curbside drop-off and pickup.

Getting to Your Circle
There are four seating sections, each named to reflect their respective entrance gates. We hope this will allow everyone to get to their assigned circles as quickly and safely as possible. Your circle’s section will indicate which entrance-only gate you will be checking in at and entering through. You will need to give the name the reservation is under to get in and everyone will receive a bracelet (which will allow for re-entry if you need to exit the venue). Everyone in your party should be present before entering, although exceptions will be made for patrons who need assistance getting seated. Each circle has their own individual, unique number -- please ensure you only enter and sit in your assigned circle. Exchanging or switching seating circles while in the seating area on the day of your show, even if they are of the same type, is not permitted.
The four entrance gates -- Northwest, North, Northeast, and Southeast -- are entrance-only during the duration of the show. To exit the seating area during the show if need be, please use the Southwest Gate (this gate is an exit-only gate). To re-enter the seating area, you may enter through any of the entrance gates except for the North Gate to return to your assigned circle. At the beginning of intermission and after the show ends, the Northwest, Northeast, and Southeast gates will also be available to exit from (please follow instructions given during the event).


Q: How will the show be different because of COVID-19? What COVID protocols will be in place?
A: We will be performing this show outdoors, in accordance with the county COVID protocols as of today.* SMP recommends the wearing of face masks while in the park. Masks that securely and snugly cover the nose and mouth are required for UNVACCINATED individuals and must be worn at all times. Seating circles are spaced at least 6 feet apart from one another and unvaccinated individuals must maintain social distance. There will be clearly marked entrances/exits and pathways for everyone to walk through/along.

Q: Where is the show venue located, since it is not taking place at the Playhouse?
A: You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown will be performed in Sierra Madre Memorial Park, which is located at 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024. Memorial Park is next to City Hall, just west of Sierra Madre Playhouse.
Q: Is there an age limit for this show? Are children allowed to attend?
A: You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown is a family-friendly show that has something for everyone! While there is no set minimum age limit, we do ask that all guests, including children, be able to remain seated throughout the show.
Q: Since this is an outdoor show, what will the weather be like?
A: In the sunny summer months, Sierra Madre’s temperature in the early evenings is usually around 70-80 °F. However, once the sun goes down at around 7:30-8:00 pm, the temperature will fall to around 60-70 °F. We recommend that you dress comfortably for sitting on Memorial Park’s lawn, but also bring sun protection for while the sun is out and a jacket for the evening. There won’t be a canopy over the seating area, but luckily it is very unlikely to rain or be very windy in the summer!

Q: What can I NOT bring to the show and what is NOT allowed during the show?
A: Animals and pets are not allowed at the show (with the exception of certified service dogs). No photography, video or audio recording of any kind during the show is permitted. At the venue, please make sure to not touch any equipment or set pieces that are a part of the show, or go onto the stage. According to city ordinance, alcohol is not permitted in the park.

Q: Can I bring a picnic since this show is outdoors?
A: There is picnicking allowed at this event at the moment. According to the current COVID protocols at this date*, food or drinks are allowed in the seating area and masks must be kept on when not eating if you are not vaccinated. According to city ordinance, alcohol is not permitted in the park.

Q: Will there be a concession stand?
A: At the moment, we do not have concessions available for this event. We encourage all patrons to support the nearby Sierra Madre businesses -- including our sponsors Taylor's Ol' Fashioned Meat Markets and Poppy Cake Baking Company. Plus, Mother Moo Creamery down the street will be selling Peanuts-themed ice cream!
Q: Where can I park my car?
A: There is ample free street parking near the park (street parking is allowed until 2 am), a small free parking lot on the North side of (behind) the Playhouse (this lot closes at midnight, please be sure to move your vehicle if you plan on staying in the area after that time), and a larger free parking lot South of the Playhouse (this lot also closes at midnight). Please be sure to follow all street signage regarding parking, and keep in mind that U-turns are illegal (and a ticketable offense) on Sierra Madre Blvd. There will be no parking allowed in the drop-off/pickup section in front of the park on Sierra Madre Blvd.

*This will be updated as COVID protocols may change.

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Cast Members
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Melvin Biteng

Marcha Kia

Alexander Mashikian

Luke Sweeney

Hamilton Davis Weaver

Mary Zastrow


Based on The Comic Strip “Peanuts” by

Charles M. Schulz

Book, Music, and Lyrics

Clark Gesner

Additional Dialogue by

Michael Mayer

Additional Music and Lyrics by

Andrew Lippa

Directed by

Christian Lebano

Produced By

Christian Lebano

Associate Producer

Gary Lamb

Musical Director

Sean Paxton


Palmer Davis

Assistant Director

Richard Van Slyke

Scenic Designer

Nick Santiago

Costume Designer

Shon LeBlanc

Lighting Designer

Derek Jones

Prop Design

John McElveney and Berrie Tsang

Production Stage Manager

Jeanne Marie Valleroy

Assistant Stage Manager

Payton Emerson-Pina

Sound Engineer

Margaret Koldinger

Sound Design

Gary Lamb and Jeanne Marie Valleroy


Panda Express City of Sierra Madre LA country arts commission U.S. Small Business Association California Humanities Sierra Madre Community Foundation Anawalt Lumber & Materials Co. RoadEx AT&T Bolton Foundation Chinese American Citizens Alliance Asian Pacific American Friends of the Theater David Lee Foundation