John Marshall’s Monarch Company to Present Peanuts Holiday Favorite in Glen Dale

Photo Provided Cast members from John Marshall High School’s Monarch Company appear in a scene from “A Charlie Brown Christmas” as Linus (Luke Cramer) looks through the tree Charlie Brown (Ben Games) has picked for the Christmas play.

GLEN DALE — The holiday television classic “A Charlie Brown Christmas” comes alive on the John Marshall High School Center for Performing Arts stage in Glen Dale in a new production of the theatrical adaptation.

Monarch Company is presenting this wonderful, musical take on the real meaning of the holidays. The show runs next weekend at 2 p.m. on Dec. 1 and Dec. 2. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 304-843-4444, extension 160.

With direction from Tracey Filben, this production of Charles Schultz’s holiday story brings John Marshall performers to the stage as such classic characters as Lucy, Linus, Schroeder, Snoopy, and, of course, good ol’ Charlie Brown himself.

The production contains the Vince Guaraldi holiday musical favorite “Christmas Time is Here” as well as the carol “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing.”

The cast of talented performers includes Ben Games (Charlie Brown), Emily Anderson (Lucy), Kailey Filben (Sally), Luke Cramer (Linus), Madi Blake (Snoopy), Paige Wallace (Pig Pen), Leah Reuschel (Frieda), Creed Kidney (Schroeder), Lauren Brannen (Violet), Justice Robinson (Patty) and Brayden Snider (Shermy).

In addition to Filben, the production staff includes Leslie Garrett (Music Director/Pianist), Rachel Krems (Bass), Hannah Lynch (Drumset), Jonathan Bucci (Light Tech), Tony Wood (Sound Tech) and TJ Romick (Tech Design).

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