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"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" ready to hit LCT stage

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LAWTON, Okla._After months of planning and preparation, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” is ready to hit the stage.

The Lawton Community Theatre Board of Directors met at least once a month between September 2014 and February 2015 to decide which plays and musicals would be included in LCT’s 64th season, which included the upcoming Charlie Brown musical.

Auditions were held during the last week of July and the cast rehearsed every week night from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. since the first week of August.

The cast consists of the following actors:
Matt Ortner-Charlie Brown
Alyssa Yates-Lucy Van Pelt
Lauren Guthridge-Linus Van Pelt
Lillian Garrett-Sally Brown
Byron Phillips-Schroeder
Katie Western-Snoopy

“Each person is very talented and brings so much personality to the show,” said Martha McCartney, LCT managing director.

“I had been involved in theatrical productions all throughout my childhood and high school years, but didn’t have any time once I got into college. So, after more than five long years off the stage, I felt like there was something missing in my life. I started going to Lawton Community Theatre shows over the past year to help fill that void, but seeing them all perform only made me want to get onstage that much more,” Katie Western, SkyWARN7 meteorologist and Snoopy, said.

Western says she’s glad to have met everyone at LCT and has a blast working alongside them.

LCT held three work days to get everything ready for the Friday premiere. Cast and crew, along with volunteers, showed up at the Lawton Community Theatre to build, paint, haul, upholster, sew and sweep to get the set ready.

“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” tells the everyday stories of Charlie Brown in vignettes. If you’re a fan of the Charlie Brown comic strip, some of the material will be very familiar.

If you pay close attention to the crew members moving the set around between acts, you’ll spot Marcy and Peppermint Patty giving a helping hand.

The musical is September 11-13 and 17-20. Show times are at 8:00 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2:00 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets range between $16 and $24, and opening night is close to selling out. If you would like to purchase a ticket, call the LCT box office at 580-355-1600.

Auditions for LCT’s upcoming performance, “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” is September 14 and 15 at 7:00 p.m. Be prepared to sing a solo, read from the script and participate in a choreographed number.

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