YAGMCB Week #3

This week marks a bunch of deadlines. One important deadline is the OFF BOOK deadline. By December 16th, we will have blocked all the scenes in ACT 1 except for Book Report and Chasing Rabbits. Everyone will need to be OFF BOOK for all the numbers which have been blocked on this date. To be "Off Book" means that all lines and music have been memorized. It is hugely helpful for actors to run lines with their parents, siblings, or friends to get them to memorize lines. 

Workshops: Thanks so much for those of you who came to our workshops today. We made a lot of progress, and had fun to boot! We still have more workshops coming in January, so please sign up for those if you can.

  • Bios due December 16th!  Each actor will have a biography in the program. Please have them enter their biography here: Click to enter Bios by December 16th!  We have a tighter schedule than in past years, and may not be able to include late bios in the program, so please help your actor ensure their bios are in!
  • The Rehearsal Schedule can be found HERE
  • Sign Up for Your Volunteer Hours by December 17th HERE
  • T-shirt orders:    Amy Choice has created a wonderful design.  YAGMCB apparel can be ordered on-line here.  Payment is via credit card; although we use Paypal to process credit cards, you do not need to have a paypal account to order. After selecting your items, click on the "Check out with PayPal" button, and then you will have an opportunity to either use your paypal account or enter your credit card info without using a paypal account. If you'd rather pay by check or cash, please contact Libby McCord (lmccord@surfnetc.com) 408-202-1367. Orders must be placed by December 20th.  If you have questions about apparel, please contact Libby McCord  408-202-1367 lmccord@surfnetc.com
  • Cast Email List Here!  Please click here to add your cast member's email address to the Cast Email List for this show. These actors are at an age where they are starting to take on more responsibility with continued support from their parents.  Here is one more tool to facilitate that!

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, week #2


Reminder: all actors must be OFF BOOK by December 16th!!!

Dear YAGMCB cast and families,

We are off to a great start!  This week we just have a few reminders for you.

  • Workshops: we need you!!!!  This weekend our set building and costume teams need help!  No experience is necessary, and our set building and costume crews are a lot of fun to work with.  Once you have signed up on-line, we will provide you with all you need to know for the upcoming workshops.
  • Bios due December 16th!  Each actor will have a biography in the program. Please have them enter their biography here: Click to enter Bios by December 16th!
  • The Rehearsal Schedule can be found HERE
  • Sign Up for Your Volunteer Hours by December 17th HERE
  • Tickets on Sale starting 12/15 for cast families
  • T-Shirt Orders forms coming Soon!  We will have a short order period, and only one chance to order, so please be prepared to place your orders next week.
  • A HUGE thank you goes out to Jill Hansen and Ashley Testa for helping Laurie Hupman in transporting our set pieces from Hayward to the set barn tomorrow morning. We are looking for help to unload the pieces tomorrow afternoon.  (Probabably between 1 and 2pm.)  If you can help with this, please contact Laurie Hupman at 831-239-9861.

Charlie Brown Updates Week #1


Week #1 and the kids are already sounding and dancing great! We have some big things beginning both in the rehearsal space and in artistic workshops next weekend! We’ll need HELP, so Please Read!!


Kids Get Animated!:

To give you a peek behind the curtains, Kevin Arnold (Snoopy’s Dad and Theatre In The Mountains’ Chair) took some pictures during rehearsals last night - we think you’ll enjoy seeing how animated they are already


Kids Need to:

*Arrive early and be ready to work at the assigned time
*bring water and pencil/pen for notes plus your script and songs
*wear closed-toe shoes or dance shoes and comfortable clothes they can move in 

*practice their songs and dance moves, read their scripts, learn their lines for Act I

*when entering rehearsal that is already in progress, quietly go to put their things on the raised steps area & wait for when their group begins, try not to disrupt groups already working on scenes or songs -unless you were late then join in.

*ask rehearsal supervisor for help if necessary

Easy Way to Get Info:

Go to Theatre In The Mountains website - top navigation bar says “performer corner” - choose Charlie Brown Parent Info and BOOM! Everything you need to look at…

Or follow this link: http://www.theatreinthemountains.org/2016-charlie-brown-parent-info

Check Your Rehearsal Schedule:

Details on when/where rehearsals will be held and exactly which cast members are needed can be found on Theatre In The Mountains website:


Kids may be called individually (Linus, Woodstock, etc.) OR by their group (Hopscotch Heroes, 4-Square Queens, Jump Rope Pros, Tetherball Masters) so help them figure out all the times they are needed at rehearsals. 



We need HELP with filling rehearsal supervisor spots in the next 2 weeks AND with our upcoming workshops for Sets & Costumes - Can you HELP?

Volunteer Sign-ups Are Located Online: http://www.theatreinthemountains.org/2016-charlie-brown-volunteer-page


Need Supervisors for the following rehearsals:

Dec 3 (7:30 - 8:30 pm only Schroeder and Lucy)
Dec 9 (Linus is only one called the entire time, but I have a board meeting. I’ve sent Pat a message/he’s in a meeting this a.m.)
Dec 10 (Four Square Queens called entire time)

Sign Up Here http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4daaab2aa5fd0-charlie2 or Reply via E-mail


Costume, Props & Set Building Workshops Scheduled for NEXT WEEKEND- DEC 13th! 

We have amazingly talented Set Designer Nilla Conti & Costume Designer Mia Hammerschmidt leading us to create visuals that will evoke that trademark Sunday Comics Feel. Workshops are FUN - really! Great way to get to know other mountain families, hang out and skip those chores on your property to do something cool. If parents can’t help - this is a great time to ask talented grandparents, favorite aunt, uncle or friends to HELP you too….bring a friend and it’s always more fun.

Pack a snack/lunch and water bottle, some refreshments will be supplied but not a “meal”. Can’t Help this time? More Workshops Planned to Build, Paint & Costume (Jan 10th, Jan 17th, & Jan 24th)



    Sets Begin Construction Sunday 13th from 10-4pm; Build Party Location: BIG RED BARN (located 1.5 miles off SJ Soquel Road on Hester Creek Rd)

    Detailed Directions will be sent to all who sign-up to help

    Please, No children under 12yrs old due to large number of power tools being wielded by wild mountain men & women

    Bring your own drill, hand tools or use the ones we have hanging around

    Knowledge of tools is helpful, but admission of no knowledge will not exclude you :)

    Questions? - Call/e-mail Charlotte Khandelwal @ 408-921-2706 charlotte@khandelwal.org 


    Costumes & Props:

    Costumes begin to be cut, drawn, patterned, sewn and glued Sunday 13th 12:30pm-6pm; 

    Costume & Craft Party Location: Skyland Church Whitaker Hall (located off Skyland Road/Miller Hill)

    Detailed Directions will be sent as needed

    Sewing Skills SUPER HELPFUL but not required to join the party - plenty of tasks for duffers like cutting, drawing, glueing/stapling, etc.

    Sewing Goddesses usually bring their own machines/kits but we’ll have craft supplies as well 

    Opportunities for kid crafters available also - fun for them to help make items for props, lobby decorations at these workshops

    If bringing children under 12yrs old - email costume coordinator Alexis King alexiskinginteriors@gmail.com so we can plan accordingly



Thank You!
The Producers - Laurie Hupman, Gina Frank and Charlotte Khandelwal