On November 12th and 13th, for the first time in 22 months, ShirleyArts! will present a public performance on the stage at the Ayer Shirley Middle School and it will be the wonderful family-friendly musical - You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown..
Joe Kandra of Littleton stars as the ever hopeful Charlie Brown and Christine Guertin of Lunenburg as his antagonist, Lucy Van Pelt. Snoopy is played both on and off the doghouse by Laurie Marcinkewicz of Fitchburg. Austin Walker joins us from North Reading, to play the toy piano in his role as Schroeder. Heather Pruiksma of Ayer hangs on tightly to her blanket as she sings and dances the role of Linus. Emily Lambert of Lowell appears as the energetic, feisty Sally Brown. Even Woodstock appears in this production, being played by Sophie Houle of Leominster.
Director and producer for the show, which had to be postponed from March of 2020, is Meredith Marcinkewicz with Music Director Betsy Fiedler. Head choreographer has been Laurie Marcinkewicz and Stage Manager Kathy Ellis.
Performances will be at 7:30 on Friday, November 12th and Saturday, November 13th plus an extra matinee performance at 2:00 pm that Saturday.
Seating in the auditorium will be spaced out and audience members will need to wear masks while they are in the building.
Tickets may be charged in advance using paypal at www.shirleyarts.info or purchased by cash or check in the school lobby on the day of the show.
"Happiness" is the most famous song from this show and the members of ShirleyArts! are very, very happy to be back doing what makes them happy.