Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, on the campus of Missouri State University, announces A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage will make its Springfield debut this holiday season. The live adaptation of this beloved family tradition is a Broadway Bonus to the 2018-2019 Broadway Season, and comes for a limited one night only engagement on Tuesday, December 4. Among many other benefits, Broadway Season Subscribers will be given the first opportunity to purchase tickets to A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage before tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, August 3. Season tickets to the 2018-2019 Broadway Season are on sale now.
This brand-new touring production of A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage by Charles M. Schulz features everyone’s favorite Peanuts gang – Linus, Lucy, Snoopy, Sally, and more, all led by the lovable Charlie Brown – as they discover the true meaning of Christmas. When Charlie Brown becomes discouraged by the materialism of the season, Lucy convinces him to direct the neighborhood Christmas play. In typical Charlie Brown fashion, things go awry when he selects a tiny fir tree for the production. It’s up to Linus to save the day and remind everyone of the real message of the holiday.
A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage, Schulz’s timeless story of the spirit of Christmas, showcases the unforgettable music of Vince Guaraldi, performed by a three-piece ensemble on stage, as well as a concert of beloved holiday carols led by the Peanuts characters.
Based on the popular Peanuts comic strip, the Emmy® and Peabody Award-winning television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson became a holiday viewing tradition after it first aired in 1965. It was adapted for the stage by Eric Schaeffer, by special arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson.