It isn't unusual for a play reading to be free. But a lavishly designed musical? That's something special.
From Thursday through Sunday, Barry University's Department of Fine Arts is presenting the 1999 Broadway version of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. The original Clark Gesner-John Gordon musical, which features the core gang from Charles M. Schultz's Peanuts comic strip (Lucy van Pelt, her brother Linus, Schroeder, Sally Brown, Peppermint Patty, Snoopy and the man himself, Charlie Brown), got an update with new dialogue by Michael Mayer and additional songs/orchestrations by Andrew Lippa.
Assistant theater professor John Manzelli directs the student cast. Shows are at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Broad Center for the Performing Arts at Barry, 11300 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores. Call 305-899-3291 for information or visit the Barry web site for directions.