A Charlie Brown Christmas

   Ohio had its first snowfall on Monday, Nov. 26 and if that does not get you into the holiday spirit, then Sinclair’s production of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” might do the trick. Come join Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the whole peanut gallery as they find out the meaning of Christmas.

   Four years ago, when “A Charlie Brown Christmas” became a live stage production, The Sinclair Theatre was the first to display it in the area. Now, the show is back by popular demand for a fifth year.

   The performance times include Thursday, Dec. 13 at 12:00 p.m, Friday, Dec. 14 at 12:00 p.m and 7:00 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

   Tickets are selling fast so if you’re interested you can visit www.sinclair.edu/tickets to reserve your seats.

   The tickets are $8 each, and despite rules from previous years, every child no matter the age must have a ticket upon arrival to the show.

   The show is directed by Gina Keesattel with music directed by David Bush and choreographed by Rodney Veal.  The regular policy of no child under 6-years-old has been lifted so children and adults can enjoy the interactive show.

   The cast of the year’s production includes: Rafael Santillan as Charlie Brown, Tanner Titkemeyer as Snoopy, Rachael Charles as Lucy, Micah Koverman as Linus, Austin as Vega Pig Pen and Joseph Herzog as Schroeder.

   Other characters include Alexandria Weiss enacting the role of Violet, Sally portrayed by Lydia Dye, Bailey Rhonemus as Patty, and Christopher Leavitt as Shermy.

   The kid friendly play will take place during the upcoming weeks so save a seat and bring the family out for a night of Christmas fun.

  Snoopy has been around for generations, from 1965 to the present! That’s 53 years in production and syndication. This means that Snoopy can reach generations in hopes of spreading holiday joy. This show has originated from the animated version of the Peanut gallery.

   The Sinclair Blair Hall Theater will partner with the American Sign Language Department to provide ASL shadow interpreting during the production.

   Shadow interpreting is when interpreters follow actors onstage while interpreting, instead of being located off to the side. The duration of the show is 40 minutes and will include a meet and greet with the characters after the curtain falls.

   Tickets are going fast as one performance is already sold out. Also of note is that three out of the four showings will be interpreted by the American Sign Language Department, so be sure to pick the correct showing.

   For further information, call 937-512-2808 or email the box office at box.office@sinclair.edu. The box office is open one hour before performances start and is available for ticket purchasing at the door. Groups of 20 or more should call 937-512-2076 for more information.

Angel Hopson

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