2009-01-26

"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" and "Dog sees goD"

Upcoming at UM Ring Theatre: Adults only and a family classic

From The University of Miami Jerry Herman Ring Theatre:

Dogseesgod.jpg

Dog Sees God: Max Emerson, Tim Murray and Katie McClellan. (Click photo to enlarge.)

The University of Miami Jerry Herman Ring Theatre continues their 2008 – 2009 season of music, romance and comedy. Classic comic strip characters take the stage in two plays running in repertory at the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre located at 1312 Miller Drive on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus.

The Ring Theatre presents the family classic You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Based on the comic strip "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schulz, the musical invites audiences of all ages to join the beloved Charlie Brown, Lucy, Snoopy, Schroeder, Linus, and Sally as they encounter the wonders of childhood. From Charlie Brown's disappointments on Valentine's Day to Snoopy's flying ace doing battle with the nefarious Red Baron, everyone's favorite Peanuts' moments are brought to life in this lighthearted performance.

Due to popular demand, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown has added an extra week. Performances are February 18, 20, 26, 28 and March 4 – 7 at 8 pm, and February 21, March 1 and 7 at 2 pm. Ticket prices for weeknights and matinees: Regular admission: $18; Seniors, UM faculty/staff/alumni: $16; Students: $8. Friday & Saturday nights: Regular admission: $22; Seniors, UM faculty/staff/alumni: $18; Students: $10.

In conjunction with You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, the Ring Theatre will also be showcasing the surprise Off-Broadway hit by Bert V. Royal, Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead. The play poses the question, “What happens to the comic strip gang after they become angst-obsessed teens?” This satirical take on America’s favorite comic strip will surely please adult audiences and help them to imagine life after childhood for these characters. Dog Sees God contains adult language and themes along with graphic content. It is not suitable for children or young teens.

Performances of Dog Sees God are February 19, 21, 25, and 27 at 8 pm, and February 22 and 28 at 2 pm. Ticket prices for weeknights and matinees: Regular admission: $16; Seniors, UM faculty/staff/alumni: $14; Students: $6. Friday & Saturday nights: Regular admission: $18; Seniors, UM faculty/staff/alumni: $16; Students: $8.

To purchase tickets, contact the box office Monday – Friday between 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at 305-284-3355. For more information and to purchase tickets online, log on to www.miami.edu/ring. The theatre is wheelchair accessible, has handicapped parking, and offers free infrared hearing devices. Parking is free and plentiful adjacent to the theatre.

The University of Miami’s mission is to educate and nurture students, to create knowledge, and to provide service to our community and beyond. Committed to excellence and proud of our diversity of our University family, we strive to develop future leaders of our nation and the world. www.miami.edu.

Charlie Brown.jpg

Charlie Brown: Robb Nanus, Matthew Mickenberg and Kate Metroka. (Click photo to enlarge.)


Feb 18- March 1 @ the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre
www.miami.edu/ring