Hedgerow Theater Company will embark on a summer fun for the whole family with The World According to Snoopy. From July 13-31, this upbeat musical features all the characters from Charles M. Schulz’s beloved comic strip, “Peanuts.” A main production for audiences of all ages.
The World According to Snoopy, the sequel to You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, has a wonderful score full of memorable songs as well as many moments of Charles Schulz’s Peanuts wisdom. “The Peanuts characters have been part of my life since I was a child in the 1970s,” says Peter Reynolds, who directs this production as a director. “I had Snoopy memorabilia all over the place. What a pleasure to tell the story of Snoopy and his friends as they travel the world.” Reynolds returns to Hedgerow after directing Tartuffe and notes, “We are delighted to bring this delightful musical to Hedgerow audiences.”
Hedgerow’s Executive Artistic Director, Marcie Bramucci, celebrates, “It’s a great joy to fill our intimate room with the tremendous talents of this dynamic cast! Their voices and energy soar from the stage.” Having first experienced the production as a young viewer years ago, Bramucci shares, “It’s a delightful production to welcome to audiences of all ages – those of us who grew up with comics Peanuts, the TV specials or the movie, and our children and grandchildren who may not know these characters – including those for whom this may be their very first musical!”
The production features emerging and seasoned professionals, including recent graduates and current students from the region making their Hedgerow debut. The cast includes: Ben Carino (“Woodstock”), Claire May (“Sally”), Aidan McDonald (“Charlie Brown”), Maria Mohajir (“Lucy”), Chris Monaco (“Linus”), Emily Sampson (“Peppermint Patty”), and Jay Thien Nguyen as the beloved beagle, “Snoopy”.
To bring this production to life, Hedgerow designers return Bless Rudisill for lighting (Cowboy Versus Samurai), Sammy Hurley for sound (A Christmas Carol) and new Hedgerow artists including Stephen Wiseley for scenic design, Rebecca Kanach for costume design. The production includes choreography by Shannon Murphy and musical direction and accompaniment by Cristina Dinella Makowicz. Eilis Skamarakas brings the team together as stage manager and Danielle Marino returns as production manager.
Hedgerow strives to provide a warm and inclusive welcome to all. A relaxed, audio-described performance will take place on July 24 at 2 p.m., with a pre-performance sensory tour at 1:30 p.m. Open captioning, in which a screen will present spoken and sung text in real time, will be available for all performances between July 28 and July 31. Hedgerow car park, campus and theater are wheelchair accessible. Customers are encouraged to contact the box office with any questions regarding accessibility.
Hedgerow welcomes the public to its bucolic campus, where patrons can bring and enjoy a picnic or snack by the grass and stream in front of the theater before or after performances.
The World According to Snoopy runs at the Hedgerow Theater from July 13-31.
The Hedgerow Theater is located at 64 Rose Valley, Rd, Media, PA 19063.
The world according to Snoopy
a revised version of the musical Snoopy!!!
based on the comic “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz
Original book by Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates, Warren Lockhart, Arthur Whitelaw and Michael L. Grace
Music by Larry Grossman
Lyrics by Hal Hackady
Book edited by Kaitlin Hopkins, Adam Cates and Larry Grossman
Musical direction and orchestration by Greg Bolin
Directed by Peter Reynolds
Musical direction and accompaniment by Cristina Dinella Makowicz
Choreographed by Shannon Murphy
Ben Carino as “Woodstock”
Claire May as “Sally”
Aidan McDonald as “Charlie Brown”
Maria Mohajir as “Lucy”
Chris Monaco as “Linus”
Emily Sampson as “Peppermint Patty”
Jay Thien Nguyen as “Snoopy”
Directed by Eilis Skamarakas
Stage design by Stephen Wiseley
Lighting design by Bless Rudisill
Sound design by Sammy Hurley
Costume design by Rebecca Kanach
Accessories coordinated by Susan Wefel
Production directed by Danielle Marino
Produced by Marcie Bramucci
Tickets to the preview performance of The World According to Snoopy are $20; starting on opening night, adult tickets are $35, youth tickets (under 18) are $20. For tickets, call the box office at 610-565-4211 or go online.
. For groups of 10 or more, contact Art Hunter, Group Sales & Outreach Director [email protected] or 610-565-4211.
The performance dates for The World According to Snoopy are:
Previews: July 13 at 7 p.m., July 14 at 7 p.m., July 15 at 1 p.m.
Opening: July 15 at 7 p.m., with a post-show outdoor reception
Race: July 13 to 31, 2022
Thursdays and Fridays at 7 p.m.
Saturdays at 2 p.m. AND 7 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m.
*Relaxed and audio-described performance on July 24 at 2 p.m.
*Open captioning will be available for the last week of performances July 28-31.
For tickets and information, visit www.hedgerowtheatre.org or call 610-565-4211.
ABOUT HEDGEROW THEATER COMPANY:
Hedgerow Theater has been a resident professional theater dedicated to cultural enrichment, engaging entertainment and training in the arts and theater management since 1923. As caretaker of a 19th century grain mill converted into a theatre, Hedgerow produces warm and resonant live theater in an intimate 100-seat venue. The company offers extensive educational programs through theater schools, school residencies, and touring programs, and provides performance, technical training, and theater management opportunities to resident fellows in a close-knit environment and solidarity.