December 2, 2016



Kate Moore, Vice President of Marketing & Public Relations

(616) 929-1713;


“You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” Musical Coming to

the Grand Rapids Public Museum in Partnership with Stage GR


Grand Rapids, MI – Just in time for the holidays the Grand Rapids Public Museum, in partnership with Stage GR, will present Clark Gesner’s classic musical, “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.” Visitors will enjoy six of their favorite Peanuts characters; piano prodigy Schroeder, Bossy Lucy, Sally the perfectionist, Blanket toting Linus, beloved Snoopy and of course the old “blockhead,” Charlie Brown. Brief vignettes through the show span the months from Valentine’s Day to Beethoven Day, from wild optimism to utter despair.


The show will run on various dates and times starting on Saturday, December 10 and continuing through December 31, 2016. All shows will take place in the Meijer Theater at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Show-only tickets are $10 for non-members, and $5 for museum members. Show tickets with general admission to the GRPM included are $18 for adults and $13 for children. Tickets may be purchased at, by calling 616.929.1700 or at the Museum’s Front Desk.


Meet the cast:

Kevin O’Neil as Charlie Brown

Sarah Dickens as Snoopy

Carter Strobel as Schroeder

Pheobe Dawson as Lucy

Hayden Strobel as Linus

Alyssa Rose Mason as Sally

Stage Director: Ella Morgan

Music Director: Bethany Schutter


Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown Exhibit

In addition to “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown,” visitors can also plan to see the special holiday exhibit “Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown” now open at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Admission to the exhibit is included with general admission to the Museum.


Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown” is made up of high-quality digital reproductions of Charles M. Schulz’s original Peanuts strips with thematic graphics and features 3D Peanuts novelties. Kids can write to Santa at the interactive letter writing station, and the whole family can take a photo with the iconic Snoopy’s Doghouse outside the exhibit! Visitors see a behind the scenes look at the making of the animated classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas.


Stage GR

Stage GR exists to grow lives on stage through the valuable musical theater experience for all students. Within one year StageGR has cast 150 plus performers from 40 different schools throughout the Southwest Michigan area. You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown will be Stage GR’s seventh production. Find Stage GR online at


Grand Rapids Public Museum

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is an invaluable, publicly-owned institution that is home to more than 250,000 unique artifacts that tell the history of Kent County and beyond, houses the only planetarium in the region, and is responsible for protecting the Norton Indian Mounds, a national historic landmark. The Grand Rapids Public Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, with its main location in downtown Grand Rapids, MI at 272 Pearl Street, NW. For additional information including hours of operation, admission fees and exhibit/event listings, please visit