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Hedgehog & Feather Present A Charlie Brown Christmas


Westfield’s Hedgehog & Feather Theatre Company presents the live stage version of A Charlie Brown Christmas this Friday, December 4, at 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, December 5, at 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m. (shows are already sold out!).

Based on the beloved animated holiday special by Charles M. Schulz, A Charlie Brown Christmas features music by the Sparky Schulz Trio, and a cast of local children who bring the story to life. The show is directed by Ty Jacobs, with musical direction by Sara Hedgepeth and costume design by Alisa Kuronow.

The cast includes:

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•Liam Culkin as Charlie Brown
•Julia Singer as Snoopy
•Zoe Greenzang as Lucy
•Thomas Wolf as Linus
•Nathaniel Fountain-Jardim as Pig Pen
•Sarah Kudron as Frieda
•Matt Siroty as Schroeder
•Kacey Brennan as Violet
•Taryn Murphy as Sally
•Nora Vedder as Patty
•Christian Vozza as Shermy
•Lily Ceraso, Emma Ceraso, and Daniel Cavill as siblings 3, 4 and 5

Founded in 2006, Hedgehog & Feather Theatre Co. is a 501(c)(3) organization based in Westfield, N.J., providing local families an opportunity to see fully-produced local children’s theatre featuring youth and adult performers. H&F also operates a summer theatre camp for children in 1st through 8th grades.

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