No holiday season would be complete without Charlie and the gang. A Charlie Brown Christmas (LIVE) Accompanied by a jazz trio who performs the soundtrack composed by Vince Guaraldi. Performed live at this pretty cool venue in Brooklyn called the Brooklyn Lyceum. This production is in its third year at this venue. Last Christmas, The Epicurean Man, Karate boy and I first had the pleasure of seeing this play. We arrived at the Brooklyn Lyceum and out first impression of the venue was it looked very industrial and organic in nature. Once we were escorted upstairs to where the show was performed we were wowed by how they created the set in a magical sort of way. We saw the 7 pm show.
This year Karate Boy and I took his Aunty Melanie and school-friends Danah and Samantha to the 3 pm showing. It is a bit cold so dress warmly and there are heating lamps set up strategically around the seating. This only added to the whole experience of being outside with Charlie Brown and his gang. The set was re-created as perfect as possible to the cartoon and after the show started we all were able to walk around and tour the stage and take photographs with the cast.
“Pig Brooch Theatre Company, Inc. was founded in May 2004 when their original play Happy Mundanes was accepted into the New York International Fringe Festival 2004. The immensely talented performers from this production come from all areas of the New York theatre scene, from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, to Broadway, to the Metropolitan Opera House, to every rock and roll music venue in the city. A Charlie Brown Christmas is a tradition at the Penn State Theatre program that has finally arrived in Brooklyn. The actors all share a deep love for this holiday favorite and have worked extremely hard to match the exact physicality of the cartoon characters from Charlie Brown Christmas Special”
Aunty Melanie and I were amazed at how the actors performed the entire Charlie Brown Christmas verbatim, down to the characteristics of the cartoon characters. The live music by the jazz trio performing all the Vince Guaraldi classics made it so magical for us adults and brought back such warm and “Christmasy” feelings inside. Karate Boy and his friends, laughed throughout the entire show which was a perfect 40 minutes from start to finish.
My second year going and I am in love as I was last year, maybe even more. A perfect holiday classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas for the young and the young at heart.
- Thu Dec 9TH @ 8PM
- Fri Dec 10TH @ 8PM
- Sat Dec 11th @ 3 & 7PM
- Sun Dec 12th @ 3 & 7PM
- Thu Dec 16th @ 8PM
- Fri Dec 17th @ 8PM
- Sat Dec 18th @ 3,5 & 7PM
- Sun Dec 19th @ 3,5 & 7PM
All tickets are $10 and available at: http://www.brooklynlyceum.com
A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to the Children’s Aid Society
Location: Brooklyn Lyceum 227 4th Avenue in Park Slope. R train at Union Street. 718.857.4816.