You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
based on the comic strip “Peanuts”
by Charles M. Schulz
book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner
additional ​dialogue by Michael Mayer
additional music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
directed by Kari Hayter
July 16, 2021 - August 1, 2021

Good grief! The whole “Peanuts” gang is here—Lucy, Linus, Snoopy, and of course, that wishy-washy blockhead, Charlie Brown. He’s never pitched a winning baseball game and he can’t muster the courage to talk to the Little-Red Haired Girl. But all his best qualities—and those of his clever friends—get celebrated in this delightful musical filled with such gleeful tunes as "My Blanket and Me," "Suppertime" and "Happiness."

About Outside SCR.

South Coast Repertory is excited to partner with Mission San Juan Capistrano to provide you with the opportunity to gather safely outdoors and experience two family-friendly, world-class theatre productions under the stars.

Recommendation: For all audiences ages ​4+

Important information: Health and safety protocols for Outside SCR will follow the State of California guidelines for outdoor gatherings at the time of performance. As they change, we are staying informed on all these requirements, including social distancing, mask use, food/drink consumption and capacity limits, and will email ticket holders all the necessary requirements, along with special arrival instructions, one week prior to their performance. You may also check back here for updates.


Charles M. Schulz was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on November 26, 1922. His Peanuts comic strip debuted in 1950 in just seven newspapers and launched a cultural legacy. When Schulz announced his retirement in December 1999, Peanuts was syndicated in over 2,600 newspapers worldwide, with book collections translated in over 25 languages. The recipient of two Reuben Awards from the National Cartoonists Society and inductee into the Cartoonist Hall of Fame, Schulz also scripted and storyboarded numerous television specials, earning five Emmy and two Peabody Awards. He was awarded many different honors, including the Ordre des Artes et des Lettres from the French Ministry of Culture; the Lester Patrick Award (the only recipient who was not a professional hockey player); a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and a Carnegie Hall-commissioned concerto by Ellen Zwilich entitled "Peanuts Gallery." Charles M. Schulz died on February 13, 2000, but his Peanuts gang continues to entertain and inspire the young and the young at heart.

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South Coast Repertory’s health and safety protocol has been developed with advice from the University of California Irvine.

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