SBU Theatre to present "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" on March 7-9

Joel Walley and Bethany Vermillion rehearse a scene from "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown."BOLIVAR, Mo. – Southwest Baptist University’s theatre department will present the musical comedy “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” by Clark Gesner at 7 p.m., March 7-9 in the Davis-Newport Theater on the Bolivar campus.

Based on Charles M. Schulz’s “Peanuts” comic strip, the characters come to life on stage in a series of vignettes which mimic their comic book origins. The play follows Charlie Brown and his friends as they discover how happiness is found in the little moments we often take for granted – from flying a kite, to the baseball field, to finally kicking that football.

This typical day in the life of Charlie Brown and his friends will resonate with young and old alike.

“Sometimes it's good to know that happiness can take many forms, like finding a pencil or having some ice cream,” said Jonathan Wehmeyer, director and instructor of theatre at SBU. “‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ shows us that happiness is being with the people you love.”

Tickets can be purchased in person at the SBU box office, located inside the Jester Learning and Performance Center, online at or by phone at (417) 328-1691.

For more information about SBU theatre, visit our website at, or call (417) 328-1691.

PHOTO: Joel Walley, who portrays Schroeder, and Bethany Vermillion, who plays Lucy van Pelt, rehearse a scene from "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown."

*Published: 2-22-19