A Charlie Brown Christmas faithfully follows the story of the 1965 television special in which Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang learn the true meaning of Christmas. Frosty the Snowman is based on the original 1950 song in which the magical snowman “came to life one day!” Both one-acts with music will be performed together. The cast of thirty children will be joined onstage by a chorus at the end of performances for a Christmas sing-along. Frosty the Snowman was written by William Francis based on the song with words and music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins. A Charlie Brown Christmas is written by Charles M. Schulz, based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson, with stage adaptation by Eric Schaeffer. The productions are directed by Angela Klimaytis and Nicki LaPorte.
A Charlie Brown Christmas and Frosty the Snowman will be performed at Holmes Elementary School, a community space located at 2150 Stanley Street in New Britain. Performances are Friday, December 5, at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, December 6, at 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday, December 7 at 2:00 p.m. Ticket prices are $13 for adults and $11 for children, students, and seniors. Tickets may be reserved by calling New Britain Youth Theater at 860-515-8115 or may be purchased online at Brown Paper Tickets