Broadway Bound!

Saint Benedict Academy announces its spring musical, the Broadway classic, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.” Over 50 students and 6 faculty members are involved in the production and have amped up rehearsals to four times a week in preparation for opening night on Thursday, June 5.

The story chronicles Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang on a whirl-wind “day-in-the-life” type quest to uncover what it means to be a good person. Along the way, we run into love-struck Lucy serenading Schroeder, a very hungry Snoopy (and his World War I flying ace alter ego), a lovable Linus intent on teaching Lucy that she can’t be a queen, and a very silly Sally and her quirky interpretation of how philosophies work. By the end of the day, Charlie Brown is sad that he still has not discovered what it means to be good.” But then, he discovers something left by “that cute little red-headed girl” that reveals to him that being good means trying your best and being happy!

Students have been rehearsing since February and have gotten acting and vocal tips in their workshop-style practices for the musical. We are proud of the more than 50 students for having memorized their lines, hit their notes, crafted their characters, and dazzled us with their choreography. We are looking forward to opening night and hope that you’ll join us for this exciting theatrical production. At-will donations will be accepted at the door. The performance begins promptly at 6 PM. The doors will open for seating at 5:30 PM.

The Performing Arts Club, PAC as it is affectionately known around campus, is just one of many extracurricular offerings for students. Students can also be involved in VEX IQ Robotics, Skiing, Fundamentals or Competitive Basketball (congrats to the 5/6 Boys Team on a repeat CYO Championship!), Student Council, Math Buddies, the Archangel Altar Society, and Saint Raphael Food Pantry.