In a fresh take on a timeless classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage brings to life the beloved animated characters of the Emmy and Peabody award-winning story by Charles M. Schulz. The familiar story, with actors who convey the spirit of each character and backed by the unforgettable Vince Guaraldi musical score, will be presented at Livermore’s Bankhead Theater on Sunday, December 29, at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. A longstanding annual tradition that has warmed the hearts of millions of fans since it first aired on television over 50 years ago, the theatrical production will provide a loving close to this holiday season.
Despite the coming of Christmas and Snoopy’s decorated doghouse, Charlie Brown is feeling depressed. When he brings his chosen tree to decorate for the Christmas Pageant, the others scorn its small thin branches, leading him to question what Christmas is really all about. After a failed attempt to decorate the tree, Charlie Brown gives up in despair, but soon his friends demonstrate that supporting each other is the real meaning of Christmas.
Schulz first introduced the world to the Peanuts characters in 1950. The comic strip debuted in just seven newspapers but soon became a worldwide phenomenon. Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang have made an indelible mark on popular culture and earned a warm place in all our hearts. A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage brings the whole Peanuts gang to life. After the final bow, the audience will be invited to join the Peanuts gang in singing Christmas favorites.
Tickets are $20-95, $20 for students to age 21 and military with ID. Call 925-373-6800 or visit www.lvpac.org.