Petite Opera brings SNOOPY!!! to Park Ridge Apr 25-May 4

Petite Opera is nutty for Peanuts! 

Petite Opera presents its first musical theatre production, SNOOPY!!! April 25-May 4, 2014. Based on the Charles M Schulz Peanuts cartoon strip, the show focuses on the world according to Snoopy, as well as his friends Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Sally, Peppermint Patty and Woodstock.

Written in the same musical style as You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, the music is catchy and fun.  The stories are compiled from the various Peanuts comic stirps into a cohesive story that takes a closer look at the world through Snoopy’s eyes, his beginnings at the puppy farm, views of doing “doggy tricks” and attempts to write the great American novel.  It also follows the Peanuts child characters in their discovery and interpretation of their world as they grow up.

SNOOPY!!! is a delightful work that is suitable for all ages.  
Running time, including intermission is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Don’t miss our favorite beagle, Snoopy, with all of his friends!  Take the night (or afternoon) off, and relive old memories–or make new ones–with the Peanuts characters. Connect with Petite Opera’s through song, dance, and dialogue in a classic acoustically trained style–without microphones.

Plan now to catch one of only six performances:

Fridays at 7:30 PM:  April 25, May 2
Saturdays at 7:30 PM:   April 26, May 3
Sundays at 4:00 PM: April 27, May 4

SNOOPY – Matthieu Peterson
CHARLIE BROWN – Austin Illenberg
PEPPERMINT PATTY – Katherine Dalin
LUCY – Rena Ahmed
LINUS – Brandon Wilhelm
SALLY – Helen Knudsen
WOODSTOCK – Caroline Zavislak

Direction of Production:  Steven Arvanites
Stage Director:  Cathy Dunn
Assistant Director/Stage Manager:  Carolyn Kocsis
Musical Director:  Alexius McCauley
Choreographers:  Susan Baushke, Carolyn Kocsis
Set Design:  David Carmona
Costume Design:  Sienna Kusek
Props:  Mary Govertsen
Lighting:  Betsy Sklena, Greykell Dutton

Petite Opera performs SNOOPY!!! the musical April 25-27, May 2-4, 2014 at Mary Wilson House Beyer Auditorium, part of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church campus, 306 S Prospect Ave at Crescent Ave (enter on Crescent Ave), Park Ridge, IL.  Call 847-553-4442 to reserve tickets, or purchase tickets online via credit card (convenience charges apply to credit card orders). 

Petite Opera is a professional 501c3 opera company