(Photo by Jane Gershovich, 2016)

(Photo by Jane Gershovich, 2016)

The Newcastle Players present "You're A Good Man Charlie Brown"

NEWCASTLE, WASH. — Charles Schulz’s classic musical "You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown" comes to Newcastle this February presented by the Newcastle Players in partnership with Newport Creative Arts. The show, produced by Tony Ventrella Productions and King County’s 4Culture, is the first of the inaugural season for the theater group.

"We chose to bring Charlie Brown to Newcastle so that the people of east King County can share in this charming, uplifting and positive theater experience and walk away with a smile on their face,” said Ventrella, a former Seattle Seahawks web host, who started the theater group in 2017.

Starring Adam Minton as Charlie Brown, Jenn Ollivier as Lucy, Jelani Kee as Snoopy, Sarah Fairchild as Sally, Jake Atwood as Linus, and Manny Golez as Schroeder, the charming and uplifting story based on Schulz’s comic strip "Peanuts" with music and lyrics by Clark Gesner will run six shows including two matinees over the course of two weekends in February at the Newport Covenant Church in Bellevue. Choreographed by Tony Pallozzi with Musical Director Benjamin Bentler and Directed by Mary Rudd.

The show will be provided free and open to all ages.Fans are encouraged to follow the theater group on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Newcastle-Players-555334241517758/

Newport Covenant Church
12800 Coal Creek Pkwy SE
Bellevue, WA 98006

February 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 7pm
February 17 and 24 at 2pm
All times Pacific
Doors open 30 minutes before the show
Donations to support more productions accepted during intermission

About Newcastle Players
Newcastle Players is a newly formed theater group seeking to bring accessible opportunities for actors and audiences on the east side of the Seattle metro area. If you want to see more theater in your local community contact us about sponsorship opportunities. We are always seeking actors, directors, musicians and production staff as we ramp up for our inaugural season. Follow us on Facebook.

About Newport Creative Arts
Newport Creative Arts is a ministry program presented by Newport Covenant Church. It offers a diverse selection of theatrical works, visual arts, classical music, musical theater, and children’s theater and is designed to encourage community participation. Newport Covenant Church has been producing high-quality theatrical productions since the year 2000.

About 4 Culture
As the cultural funding agency for King County, Washington, 4Culture works to make our region vibrant. Using lodging tax and percent-for-art revenues, 4Culture’s staff, board of cultural advocates, advisory committees, and peer review panelists support a diverse array of cultural endeavors. 4Culture’s four main program areas—arts, heritage, public art, and historic preservation—put public resources to use all over King County, ensuring access to cultural opportunities for all. From museum collections to theater productions, from restored historic buildings to artists showing work for the first time in our gallery, look for all the ways we are at work in your community.

CONTACT: newcastleplayers@gmail.com