Angelina College Theatre Presenting Charles Schulz’s Beloved ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’

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Gary Stallard
Sports Information Director Gary Stallard, who also serves as a Liberal Arts Instructor, begins his eleventh season with Angelina College. Following a career as a U.S. Marine, Stallard completed his bachelor’s degree at Stephen F. Austin University, where he majored in English and Journalism. For more than 16 years, he has worked as a sports writer/columnist/photographer for the Lufkin Daily News; he continues to contribute free-lance articles on occasion. Stallard has won several awards for writing, including the Golden Hoops Award for basketball writing in 2003, Regional Sports Writer of the Year in 2004, and the Texas Press Association’s first-place award for column writing in 2007 and in 2014. He has also done basketball, football and baseball radio and live streaming play-by- play and color commentary for an ESPN affiliate. Currently Stallard serves as play-by-play broadcaster for AC basketball, baseball and softball games. Prior to arriving at Angelina College, Stallard taught English at Lufkin High School for four years. He currently teaches Developmental Writing classes at AC. He and his wife Susan live in Lufkin.

The Angelina College theatre department will present Charles Schulz’s beloved comic strip “Peanuts” in Clark Gesner’s classic musical “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 19-21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Temple Theater.

On stage will be the whole gang: bossy Lucy, who is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder, who does not give her the time of day; perfectionist Sally, who is still mocking blanket-toting Linus; Snoopy in his doghouse; and the blockhead himself, Charlie Brown, in rare form.

AC students with their student ID get in free. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $4 for seniors and children.

CharlieBrown2Actors include Joshua Robinson as Charlie Brown, MaryJo Carlton as Sally Brown, Shelby Perkinson as Lucy Van Pelt, Omar Al-Mahmeed as Snoopy, Jad O’Connor as Schroeder, and Michael Mendoza as Linus Van Pelt.

Members of the chorus are Ryan Harjo, Keren DeBose and Alexia Morones-Sekino.
Woodstocks and rabbits include Emilee Allen, Sarya Burton, Emalee Cheshire, Laycee Cheshire, Auriana Larkin, Alyssa Meier, Lilly Smith, Natalie Tucker, Caden Walker and Jamie Zepeta.

The running crew will be Kelsey Grimes, Blain Jones, Payton Robinson, Lexi Hodges, Nicholas Trusclair and Eric Manis.

The back stage crew is composed of Eric Walker as scenic designer, light designer and sound designer; Petrina French as costume designer; Alex Ford as costume assistant; Andrew Reed as prop designer, director and choreographer; Hailey May as prop assistant; Sarah Barton as dance captain; Kase Vann as stage manager; and Chance Chunn as assistant stage manager.

Beckie Compton will be musical director and pianist. Musicians will include Ana Watts on violin and viola; Amanda Burns on flute, clarinet and alto saxophone; Lee Miller on bass; and Tom Corbitt on percussion and sound effects.

For further information, contact the AC Fine Arts Division at (936) 633-5354.

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