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November 18, 2016 : Ohio University Lancaster Theatre to Perform an Encore Presentation of "A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS" December 1st-4th

 

Ohio University Lancaster Theatre presents "A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS" December 1 - 4, 2016. The classic animated television special comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation where Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the other Peanuts grapple with the real meaning of Christmas.

 

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The show dates are Thursday, December 1 - 7:30 PM, OPENING NIGHT, Preshow 7:00 PM with the Fairfield Union Assembly Singers; Friday, December 2 - 7:30 PM, Preshow 7:00 PM with the Lancaster Men's Chorus; Saturday, December 3 - 7:30 PM, Preshow 7:00 PM with the Hughes Family Singers, Post show meet Snoopy's friends from the Fairfield County Dog Adoption Center and Sunday, December 4 - 2:00 PM, Preshow 1:30 PM with the Olivedale Kitchen Band.

 

Freshman theatre major Adam Dominick, who plays the lead role of Charlie Brown, was always a fan of the original animated classic. “It’s such a classic character, I know the previous run of the show was a huge crowd-pleaser for young and old,” he said.

 

It has been a fun process for him but also challenging because it is literally a word-for-word adaptation of the original material. “I know fans will notice if we make a mistake so it pushes us harder to do our best," he said.

 

He hopes to continue acting after graduation. “Theatre is my life, I want to make a difference with my performances, not only to entertain but to have a positive impact in people’s lives.“

 

Dominick encourages attendees to come early for the pre-show entertainment and stay after the show to meet and interact with the cast.

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The cast is comprised of Ohio University students: Charlie Brown-Adam Dominick, Snoopy-Keegan Fillinger, Lucy-Brooke Hamlin, Linus-Tommy Robinson and Brenton LeuVoy, Pig Pen-Austin Ream, Frieda-Alexandra Downour, Schroeder-Hunter Allen, Violet-Kellen Lach, Sally-Faith Kaylor, Patty-Mariah Hollett and Shermy-Rashaan Holloway.

 

Online ticket sales are available at https://commerce.cashnet.com/oul-theatre.  Ohio University Lancaster’s theatre box office is staffed Monday through Friday, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m., and one hour before shows, (740) 681-3353. The box office is located in the OUL north lobby in front of Wagner Theatre, 1570 Granville Pike.

 

For more information on the OUL Theatre program, contact A. Victor Jones, Artistic Director and Lecturer of Theatre for Ohio University Lancaster at jonesv2@ohio.edu.

 

A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles M. Schulz, Based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson, Stage Adaptation by Eric Schaeffer, By Special Arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS is presented by arrangement with TAMS WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC. 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10022.

 

A rich tradition of theatre continues to thrive and grow on the Ohio University Lancaster campus. OUL’s Theatre program offers four major productions a year, one of which is featured during the historic Lancaster Festival. The faculty and staff of Ohio University Lancaster are dedicated to continuing a strong, successful and educational theatre program. Ohio University Lancaster’s Wagner Theatre is located at 1570 Granville Pike in Lancaster, Ohio.