Review: MRC’s Charlie Brown full of laughs for all ages
by Katie Turner, features editor
With an impressive set design, an energetic cast and a relatable storyline, Mount Royal’s current production of You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown isn’t one to miss.
The cast, made up of first and second-year students in the theatre arts program, delivered a performance that was obviously entertaining to the whole audience in the Nickle Theatre.
The cozy theatre was dominated by a massive set made up of multiple levels and lit by colourful lighting. The combination of the small theatre and large set gave the audience a sense of intimacy.Along with the set design, the modernized costumes added to the performance, including the classic Charlie Brown shirt.
Despite many of the cast-members having very little experience with musicals, each held their own and it was obvious that the countless hours of rehearsal paid-off. The characters were immediately recognizable and brought to life with an abundance of energy by the actors.
Snoopy, played by first-year student Joe Fowler, embodied the witty dog perfectly and had the entire crowd chuckling for most of the show.
Everyone in the theatre from the youngest child to the oldest senior had a continuous smile on his or her faces.
Following the heart-warming ending, one could hear the word “cute” being uttered from every corner of the theatre.
The show runs until Feb. 13 and tickets can be purchased online at https://www.mtroyal.ca/TheatreManager/cgi-bin/tm.pl?tmindex.html.