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Snoopy - the musical (1975)

Compositeur: Larry Grossman

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Librettiste: Hal Hackady

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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Versions du musical

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Version 1

Snoopy - the musical (1975-12-Redwood City-San Francisco) (Original)
Durée : 6 mois 4 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : mardi 09 décembre 1975
Première : mardi 09 décembre 1975
Dernière : lundi 05 juillet 1976
Mise en scène :
Chorégraphie :
Avec : James Gleason (Charlie Brown), Pamela Myers (Peppermint Patty), Randi Kallan (Sally), Don Potter (Snoopy), Cathy Cahn (Woodstock), Jimmy Dodge (Linus), Janell Pulis (Lucy)
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Version 2

Snoopy - the musical (1982-12-Lamb's Theatre-Off Broadxway) (Original Off-Broadway)
Durée : 4 mois 1 semaine
Nombre : 152 représentations
Première Preview : lundi 20 décembre 1982
Première : lundi 20 décembre 1982
Dernière : dimanche 01 mai 1983
Mise en scène : Arthur Whitelaw
Chorégraphie : Marc Breaux
Avec : Cathy Cahn (Woodstock), Kay Cole (Lucy), Stephen Fenning (Linus), David Garrison (Snoopy), Deborah Graham (Sally Brown), Terry Kirwin (Charlie Brown), Lorna Luft (Peppermint Patty)
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Version 3

Snoopy - the musical (1983-09-Duchess Theatre-London) (West End Transfer)
Durée : 1 an 1 mois 3 semaines
Nombre : 479 représentations
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : mardi 20 septembre 1983
Dernière : dimanche 11 novembre 1984
Mise en scène : Arthur Whitelaw
Chorégraphie : Kay Cole
Avec : Anthony Best (Woodstock), Susie Blake (Sally Brown), Zoe Bright (Lucy), Nicky Croydon (Peppermint Patty), Mark Hadfield (Linus), Teddy Kempner (Snoopy), Robert Locke (Charlie Brown)
Commentaires :
The production originated at the Watermill Theatre, Newbury. This show had a long run, a year and 2 months—surprising inasmuch as “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” had achieved a very much shorter in 1968. The production was nominated for an Olivier Award Best New Musical of the Year, and Teddy Kempner was nominated for Actor of the Year in a Musical.
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Version 4

Snoopy - the musical (2003-02-Jermyn Street Theatre-London) (Revival)
Durée : 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : mercredi 19 février 2003
Première : mercredi 19 février 2003
Dernière : samedi 01 mars 2003
Mise en scène : Joseph Pitcher
Chorégraphie : Joseph Pitcher • Claire Winsper
Avec : Alice Chiver (Woodstock), Gemma Maclean (Sally Brown), Sarah Lark (Lucy), Cassidy Janson (Peppermint Patty), Stuart Piper (Linus), Stephen Carlisle (Snoopy), Neil Gordon-Taylor (Charlie Brown)
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Version 5

Snoopy - the musical (2004-07-New Players Theatre-London) (Revival)
Durée : 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : mercredi 14 juillet 2004
Première : mercredi 21 juillet 2004
Dernière : dimanche 15 août 2004
Mise en scène : Arthur Whitelaw
Chorégraphie : Kay Cole
Avec : Alex Woodhall (Woodstock), Clare Louise Connolly (Sally Brown), Sarah Lark (Lucy), Kellie Ryan (Peppermint Patty), Stuart Piper (Linus), Robin Armstrong (Snoopy), Steven Kynman (Charlie Brown)
Commentaires :
This show was the opening production at the New Players Theatre, underneath the arches in Charing Cross. The lavishly refurbished new venue (although very similar to the old one, was one or two arches further along.)
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