Généralités: Histoire, thèmes et particularités

Résumé

The Peanuts characters, Snoopy, Woodstock, Charlie Brown, Sally Brown, Lucy van Pelt, Linus van Pelt and Peppermint Patty are depicted in the musical. The show takes the form of a series of self contained vignettes but the overall theme is of Snoopy's growing independence which makes Charlie Brown feel increasingly insecure. The following songs are featured in the musical, those marked (*) were originally added for the 1982 London performance.

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Historique du musical

Génèse du musical

San Francisco (1975)
Snoopy: The Musical premiered on December 9, 1975 at the Little Fox Theatre in San Francisco, California. Directed by Arthur Whitelaw, the cast featured Don Potter, Jimmy Dodge, and Pamela Myers.

Off-Broadway (1982-1983)
The musical was produced Off-Broadway at the Lamb's Theatre from December 20, 1982 through May 1, 1983. Directed by Whitelaw, the cast included David Garrison as Snoopy, Terry Kerwin as Charlie Brown and Vicki Lewis as Peppermint Patty. Lorna Luft played Peppermint Patty starting on February 21, 1983.

Canadian Premiere (1983)
The musical was first produced legitimately in Canada by the Toronto Civic Light Opera Company in January 1983. Directed by Joe Cascone, the cast included Brad Donovan, Fiona Watt, Alicia mcShane and John McGregor. The company revived the show in 1995 with Cascone now playing the title role, featuring Julie Lennick, Eddy Morassutti, Jay Crawford.

West End (1983-1984)
The musical ran at the West End Duchess Theatre from September 20, 1983 through November 11, 1984 for 479 performances, starring Teddy Kempner as Snoopy and featuring Susie Blake. The production was nominated for the Olivier Award for Musical of the Year, and Kempner was nominated for Actor of the Year in a Musical.

West End revival (2003)
Snoopy was revived at the West End Jermyn Street Theatre in February 2003 for 14 performances. It was directed by Joseph Pitcher and featured Stephen Carlile as Snoopy and Neil Gordon-Taylor as Charlie Brown.

New York concert (2004)
A concert presentation of Snoopy! was held at the Peter Norton Symphony Space in Manhattan, New York City, on April 12, 2004. Christian Borle starred in the title role, with Deven May as Charlie Brown, Sutton Foster as Peppermint Patty, Ann Harada as Lucy, Hunter Foster as Linus, and Jennifer Cody as Sally.

London (2004)
The musical ran at the New Players Theatre in London, in July 2004, with several cast members from the Jermyn Street production and again directed by Whitelaw, the original director.

 

Détails

Liste des chansons

Act I
Overture (Orchestra) †
The World According To Snoopy (Ensemble)
Snoopy's Song (Snoopy & Ensemble)
Woodstock's Theme (Orchestra)
Hurry Up Face (Peppermint Patty,) †
Edgar Allan Poe (Peppermint Patty, Lucy, Sally, Linus, Charlie Brown)
Mother's Day (Snoopy) †
I Know Now (Sally, Peppermint Patty, Lucy)
The Vigil (Linus)
Clouds (Ensemble)
Where Did That Little Dog Go? (Charlie Brown)
Dime A Dozen (Lucy, Snoopy, Peppermint Patty, Sally) †
Daisy Hill (Snoopy)
When Do The Good Things Start? (Ensemble)†

Act II
Entr'Acte (Orchestra)
The Great Writer (Snoopy)
Poor Sweet Baby (Peppermint Patty)
Don't Be Anything Less Than Everything You Can Be (Sally, Linus, Peppermint Patty, Charlie Brown)
The Big Bow-Wow (Snoopy)
Just One Person/Don't Be Anything Less Than Anything You Can Be (Reprise) (Ensemble)

† Added for the London version

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