Company Carolina will bring the comic strip by Peter Schulz to life in a musical entitled “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” at Historic Playmakers Theatre this weekend.
Junior Christian Payne, the production’s director, said he wanted to try his hand at directing a musical after being involved with Company Carolina for two years.
“(Musicals) are just fun, because sometimes you just have to accept that the characters will break out into song about, you know, flying a kite,” he said.
The show’s humor also played a large part in the decision to pursue it as a Company production.
“I’ve seen the show a million times, and it’s still so enjoyable. We all have tears in our eyes every time,” Payne said.
Payne said he has enjoyed working with new company members to create the final product.
“We’re all characters already in our own special ways, and I think that really helps,” Payne said. “Everything is larger than life.”
Freshman Music Director Elizabeth Carbone said although she has been involved in theater since she was young, the new members made it a different experience.