YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN, the off-Broadway musical based on the famous comic strip characters by Charles Schultz and featuring some imaginative songs by Clark Gesner, was mounted for NBC TV in 1973 and proved to be an entertainment treat for the entire family. Staged with minimal props and scenery, the collective genius of Schultz and Gesner is allowed to shine with a grand assistance from a more than capable cast. Wendell Burton is charming as Charlie Brown, as are Bill Hinnant as Snoopy, Barry (MY THREE SONS) Livingston as Linus, and Ruby Persson as the bombastic Lucy. Musical highlights include "Little Known Facts", "My Blanket and Me", "The Book Report", "The Kite", "The Baseball Game" and Snoopy's show stopping "Suppertime." I don't know if this on DVD or not, but it should be. Terrific entertainment for the kid in us all.
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