The Wilton Playshop is staging a holiday favorite that promises great fun for the whole family, as they present Charles Schulz’s A Charlie Brown Christmas, directed by John Atkin.
When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but this proves to be a frustrating endeavor. When his attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas tree fails, Linus helps him learn the true meaning of Christmas.
Based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Medelson, this holiday favorite was adapted for the stage by Eric Schaeffer. Musical direction is by Ben McCormack with choreography by Conservatory of Dance owner Chris Titus.
The show has an approximate running time of 40 minutes, and is recommended for children of all ages. The cast features, (pictured above): Front row from left: Rachel Lewis and Bobby Pavia. Second row from left: Emily Vrissis, Beth Jackson and Connie Sinnaeve. Back row from left: Carin Friedag, Tommy DeSalvo, Daniel Mann, Kasey Luce, Jeff Freidag and Mark Jackson. (Peggy Garbus Photography)
Performances are scheduled for Friday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m..