October 3, 2017


CONTACT: Barbara W. Simpson, Cultural Arts and Special Events, 334-595-0851

Prattville’s Way Off Broadway Theatre Chooses Cast for A Charlie Brown Christmas

Prattville’s Way Off Broadway Theater is pleased to announce its production of A Charlie Brown Christmas, directed by Pamela Trammell. The classic animated television special A Charlie Brown Christmas comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation in which Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts Gang discover the true meaning of Christmas. The play will open December 7 and will run Thursday-Sunday, December 7-10 and December 14-17.

Auditions for the play were recently held and more than 100 young people competed for the cast and ensemble. Director Pamela Trammell was excited by the number of youth who auditioned and amazed by the level of talent that she witnessed from these young actors. Braden Fine was chosen to play the lead character of Charlie Brown. M.E. Grace Shuemake will join him in the role of Lucy, along with Carter Chatman as Linus, Mary Frances Brace as Snoopy, Madison Whaley as Sally, Josiah Lamb as Pig Pen, Rebecca Schannep as Frieda, Jayden Lamb as Schroeder, Anaclaire Rosnek as Violet, Kenna Shields as Peppermint Patty, Gavin Campbell as Shermy, and Kaitlyn Baker as Woodstock. Noah Whaley, Amelia Robbins, Gavin Campbell, and Shannon Dukes will understudy for the parts of Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus and Snoopy, respectively. Ensemble will include Aaliya Melton, Katy Pass, Abigail Whitehead, Maggie Kervin, Nyah Sellers, Lauren Shields, Hudson Lee, Libbie Craft, Jacob Whaley, Kendall Watson, Zoe Proper, Kai Smith, Abigail Bonebrake, Crystal Klose, Trinity Smith, Kameryn Ballard, Mary Virginia Penton, and Jared Malan.

Tickets for Way Off Broadway’s production of A Charlie Brown Christmas are on sale now and are $10 in advance $12 at the door. You may purchase your tickets on line with a credit card at cc.prattvilleal.gov. You can charge tickets over the phone with MasterCard or Visa by calling 334-595-0854 or bring cash, check or credit card to the Special Events Office at 203 West 4th Street in Prattville from 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday.

A Charlie Brown Christmas will be produced by special arrangement with the Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc., New York, New York.

For more information, contact the Special Events Office at 334-595-0854 or visit wobt.prattvilleal.gov.

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