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2 Orland Park Residents Star in Mother McAuley's 'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown'

The 99th Street Summer Theatre production takes place July 24–26.

: Stephanie Simon (left), Andrew Gardener, Matt Murphy, Annabel Oliver and Xavier Roe rehearse for their upcoming production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown at Mother McAuley.
: Stephanie Simon (left), Andrew Gardener, Matt Murphy, Annabel Oliver and Xavier Roe rehearse for their upcoming production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown at Mother McAuley.

9th Street Summer Theatre presents, in its 36th Anniversary Season, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown on Thursday, July 24, Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26 at 8 p.m. on the Mother McAuley Auditorium Stage, 3737 W. 99th Street. Two Orland Park residents will portray roles in this musical comedy: Jessica Pedroza as Marcie and Kara Hynes as Eudora.

99th Street Summer Theatre was brought to life in 1978. Since its inception, the program has continually brought members of the community together in the production of exciting and captivating shows. Now in its 36th season, 99th Street Summer Theatre has produced more than 50 musicals, and has sent former members on to successful careers in theatre throughout Chicagoland and the country. This program is partially funded by the Illinois Arts Council.

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown shows a day in the life of Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang. It delves deeper into their various relationships and brings the comic strip characters to life in the exciting show.

Leading the cast is Matt Murphy as the title character, Alix Solis (Beverly) as Sally Brown, Stephanie Simon (Mount Greenwood) as Lucy Van Pelt, Reagan Pender (Oak Lawn) as Snoppy, Andrew Gardner as Schroeder, Xavier Roe as Linus Van Pelt, Amanda Donohoe (Mount Greenwood) as Peppermint Patty, Jordan Jedry (Oak Lawn) as Shermy, Claire Cunningham (Beverly) as Violet Gray, Patrick Graney-Dolan as Pig-Pen, Kathleen Sullivan (Oak Lawn) as Frieda, Jessica Pedroza (Orland Park) as Marcie,Annabel Oliver (Morgan Park)as Peggy Jean, Jeffery Gougis as Franklin, Frankie Zabilka (Lemont) as Rerun Van Pelt, Kara Hynes(Orland Park) as Eudora, Neil Quigley as Woodstock, Mike Kehoe as Roy, Scarlet Wickert (Morgan Park) as Charlotte Braun, Brian Krafeisin as Oliver, Caitlin Hennessey (Morgan Park) as the Little Red-Haired Girl and Molly Sheahan as Patty.

The show is under the direction of Patricia Haynes with musical direction by Stacy Cunningham and Rose DeSanto and choreography by Michael Gutrich. The orchestra is conducted by Pat Mooney, with scenic design completed by Katie McCasland.Tickets are on sale now: $20 for adults, $16 for senior citizens and $10 for children 12 or younger.

For reservations, please call 773-881-6551.


Frank July 17, 2014 at 07:31 AM
This group puts on some great productions, try to attend one of them. Good Luck to all the cast and crew!

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