EDISON, NJ - The Peanuts gang is back, and they’re coming to life right here in Roosevelt Park! Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and their friends for the family musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” the third production of the 2018 season of Plays-in-the-Park. The show opens Aug. 1 and plays every night at 8 p.m. through Aug. 11 (No performance Sunday, Aug. 5).

All performances begin at 8 p.m. and are staged at the Stephen J. Capestro Amphitheater located in Middlesex County’s Roosevelt Park in Edison. The play will be directed by Alan Van Antwerp and choreographed by Megan Ferrentinos with musical direction by John Brzozowski.

These songs and vignettes explore the world of unlucky everyman Charlie Brown and his friends, who may never win a baseball game, but will learn a lot about life, love, and friendship. Get ready to see and sing along with some of the most memorable moments from the comics and cartoons, like Schroeder’s piano, Snoopy as the Flying Ace, and Lucy dispensing advice at only five cents.

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“’You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ is a show that will bring back fond memories for the many residents that grew up with Charles Schulz’s comics and cartoons. This is a musical that will leave you with a smile, and a great note to end Plays-in-the-Park’s 2018 summer season on,” said Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios. “Break a leg, everyone!”

“’You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ is a great show for the entire family, and the perfect way to introduce kids to the power of live music and theater. I hope many families will join us before the summer season ends,” said Freeholder Charles Kenny, Chair of the Infrastructure Management Committee.

Tickets for shows can be purchased only on the nights of performances. The box office opens at 5:30 p.m. on show nights and closes at 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $7 for adults and $5 for seniors (60+). Children 12 and under are admitted for free. Credit cards are now accepted for payment.

The Middlesex County Freeholders are proud to offer complimentary admission to the summer musicals to active U.S. Military Service members and their immediate families.

Proper ID is required when picking up tickets.

Complimentary tickets also are available for veterans and a guest on the Monday and Tuesday performances of each show. Please call the Parks Office at 732-745-3900 for more information. 

Audience members must provide their own seating. All chair backs must not exceed 40 inches high.

Please go to the County website at www.middlesexcountynj.gov and search Plays-in-the-Park for more information about the box office and seating.

If a performance is cancelled due to inclement weather, you may save your ticket and use it to attend any other summer PIP performance at no additional charge. Ticket stubs are valid for an outdoor summer show for up to one year after the cancelled performance. 

There will be Audio Description, Open Captioning and Sign Language Interpretation at the following performances:

Audio Description & Sensory Seminar:  Friday, Aug. 3 (Rain Date: Saturday, Aug. 4)

Open Captioning: Monday, Aug. 6 (Rain Date: Tuesday, Aug. 7)

Sign Language Interpretation: Wednesday, Aug. 8 (Rain Date: Thursday, Aug. 9)

“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” stars Cristian Ossa as unlikely hero Charlie Brown and Aaron Bogdanovsky as everyone’s favorite dog, Snoopy. The cast also features Andre Williams as Schroeder, Lindsay Braverman as Lucy, Julian Mone as Linus, and Natalie Mehl as Sally Brown.

Throughout the season, PIP will be collecting donations for the Middlesex County Food Organization and Outreach Distribution Services (MCFOODS). If you would like to help, please bring a non-perishable food item with you to the show.

“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” is followed by the 13th Annual Labor Day Weekend Concert, featuring the New York Bee Gees and Eaglemania at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2. Admission is free, so bring your lawn chair and enjoy this classic rock experience!

Next up at the Park, join us for our 26th annual indoor children’s musical, “Junie B. Jones” on Oct. 6, 7, 13,14, and 20 at 1 and 4 p.m. at the Stephen J. Capestro Theater.

Plays-in-the-Park’s mission is to recreate the quality and intent of the original Broadway productions of these shows.