Hawkins does a wonderful job as an overgrown version of the blanket/cape-wearing philosopher. In one adorable scene, he dances about in an almost romantic ode to his beloved rag.
Snoopy, played by Haley Lambert, is boisterous and imaginative. At times, the character is slightly too aggressive and talks more than I remember from the films, but Lambert's grasp of physical comedy is flawless for someone her age.
Her solo and dance number, "Suppertime," was an absolute treat. She leapt all over the stage doing The Charleston and "jazz-paws" Bob Fosse could be proud of.
She should be given kudos just for being able to move about in a full-bodied dog costume, let alone dance an entire number.
The play is missing several of my favorite characters, namely Marcie, Pig-Pen and Sally.
Patty, played by Anna Felty, was a little too sweet with out her foil.
Felty did a great job delivering the character's airhead lines, but without the grisly dry wit of Marcie, she is just another ditz with a pretty face. Although I must say, Felty has a lovely voice and did an excellent job on the ensemble numbers.
"You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" shows today and Saturday, as well as next weekend starting at 8 p.m.
On Sundays, the show starts at 2:00 p.m.
It's a great family-friendly show with an adorable cast and memorable music. Don't miss it.
Reach Autumn D.F. Hopkins at autumn.hopk...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1249.