Concord University Theatre Department To Present 'You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown'

For Immediate Release: 
Apr 04 2017

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,


After 4 p.m.







ATHENS, W.Va. – Concord University will present You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, a delightful musical that brings to life your favorite Peanuts cartoon characters as they sing, dance, and laugh their way into your heart.

Performances will be held in the H. C. Paul Theatre of the Alexander Fine Arts Center. Show dates are April 12, 13, and 14 at 7 p.m. and April 15 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The admission fee is $5 but the performance is free to Concord University students, faculty and staff.

Karen Vuranch, director of the production and an instructor at the University, states, “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown is based on the famous comic strip. It has upbeat music and features characters that are well-known and well-loved.”

Vuranch went on to say that she is pleased to be directing this play. She added, “This is such a fun play, and our actors have had a good time bringing these characters to life.  Everyone knows Charlie Brown; it is an iconic piece of American culture.”

The play stars Blake Whitener as lovable loser Charlie Brown. The cast also includes Maizy Landreth as the bossy Lucy and Tyler Weaver as the blanket-toting Linus.  Jordan Tuck plays Schroeder, Brianna Duckworth is the irrepressible Snoopy, Kristen Osborne is Violet, Hannah Gates plays Sally, Kaley Morris is Peppermint Patty and Babe Murphy is Franklin. Some of these student actors are already veterans of the CU stage, others have performed on other stages and some are new to the stage. But, all are having a blast as they recreate these charming cartoon characters.

In addition to the cast the Stagecraft class will serve as technical crew.  The CU band, led by Dr. David Ball, will provide the instrumentation.  Dr. Kelly Hudson is the vocal director.

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown is exciting for the University on another level.  “This is the first time the theatre department and the music department have worked together in a long time,” Vuranch says. “The music department came to me and asked if I wanted to do a musical.”

She went on to say that she quickly agreed.  “We have a great music program, let’s take advantage of it. We have musicians and singers, and it makes sense to do something that utilizes all departments.”

Vuranch finishes by saying, “I want to create a top quality production that people leave singing and humming the tunes. I want the students to experience all aspects of putting a show together.”

The performance is presented in cooperation with Tams Whitmark. For more information, call Concord University’s box office at 304-384-5101. Reservations can be made at



Concord University senior Bailey Pace wrote this press release.

She is from Shady Spring, W.Va.




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