Paramount Players to offer free show Aug. 24-25

Published 9:35 am Saturday, August 17, 2019

ASHALND — The Paramount Players, the resident theatre company of the Paramount Arts Center, will present the first performance in their new PAC Live! Series, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”

Performances of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25 at the amphitheater in Ashland’s Central Park.

Performances are completely free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted and concessions will be available for a donation as well.

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“Ashland has incredible outdoor performance spaces that many in our community feel are under-utilized”, Holly Canfield, executive director of the Paramount, said. “We feel the same way and are thrilled to be working, with grant funding, to provide a free family event that promotes the arts in spaces like the Central Park Amphitheater.”

“You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown,” based on cartoonist Charles Schulz’ Peanuts characters, is made up of moments picked from all the days of Charlie Brown, from Valentine’s Day to the baseball season, from wild optimism to utter despair, all mixed in with the lives of his friends (both human and non-human) and strung together on the string of a single day, from bright uncertain morning to hopeful starlit evening. Songs include “My New Philosophy,” “The Book Report,” “Happiness” and many more.

The Saturday evening performance will include a costume contest. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite character from Charlie Brown to have a chance to win prizes.  “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” is produced through special arrangement with Tams Witmark, LLC.

This PAC Live! series offers off-site performances throughout the year.