A Charlie Brown Christmas cast

The exuberant cast of Menomonie Theater Guild’s production of A Charlie Brown Christmas includes, from left to right (front) Daphne Ogden, Logan Rue, Ryan Shackleton, Weston Schram, Noah Olinger, and Owen Kelsey; (middle) Jude Ogden, Aidan Litscher, Owain Collins, Lily Fraher, Ellie Beck and Mia Lambrigtsen; (back) Silas Rekow, Miles Ogden, Molly David, Kaitlin Fellenz, Sophia Atkinson, Anika Schoenberger, Aleah Kahl, (behind) Matilda Huff, (in front of Matilda) Sara Palmer, Graeme Strong.

The Menomonie Theater Guild announces that its holiday show will be “A Charlie Brown Christmas” by Charles M. Schulz. Based on the animated television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson, the stage adaptation was created by Eric Schaeffer by special arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson.

Director Katie Shay brings the classic tale to life as Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts Gang discover the true meaning of Christmas. Perfect for little ones and families, A Charlie Brown Christmas features a cast of all children under the age of 13. They have worked on perfecting the characters you know and love, and cannot wait to bring their animated counterparts to life on the stage of the historic Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts (205 E. Main St., Menomonie).

Performances are Fridays, Dec. 1 & 8 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, Dec. 2 & 9 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday’s Dec. 3 & 10 at 2 p.m.

Don’t be a blockhead — get your tickets for this highly anticipated holiday show, or be left groaning “Good grief!” Tickets are $15 for adult/general admission; $13 for seniors, students, military. Tickets are available online at menomonietheaterguild.org, by phone at 715-231-PLAY (7529), by email at mtgtickets@gmail.com, and in person at the Menomonie Theater Guild Box Office (502 West Second St.)

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Dunn County News editor

Barbara Lyon is the editor of The Dunn County News in Menomonie, WI.

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