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11/6/2013 9:06:00 AM
"Charlie Brown" to run Nov. 14-17

"Could you take this foot-long dowel and make it into a kite spool with a three dimensional spool in the middle?"

"We need to have a paper leaf fall from this painted tree set piece on cue, and no one can see how it is done.  And....go."

"Please take this permanent marker and make straight lines, evenly spaced on this shirt."

"Here are two yellow feather boas.  I need four pom-poms made out of them, so they don't come apart when the Birdie Cheerleaders use them in the baseball scene."

These are just a few of the directions the actors and 'techies' heard this past Saturday at the Cannon Falls High School auditorium as work continues on the musical "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown!" to be produced November 14-17.

  Students were making props, finishing costumes, creating a special effect, painting scenery and in Vienna Qualey's case, using power tools to secure boards on the set, under the close direction of scenic construction chief, Doug Anderson.

Tania Larson Legvold directs the students at Cannon in this show.  "Being in a musical requires you to act, sing and dance all at the same time!," said Legvold. But performing is just one aspect of putting on the show.  "The behind the scenes work is extensive and is where some of the best creative problem solving happens. Students have been in rehearsals during the week, and are encouraged to attend some work days on Saturdays."

Opening Night is Thursday the 14th and the kids will be ready to put on a  superb show, said Legvold. Tech week starts this week and next where the orchestra is added, the props, the lighting, sound and costumes and all kinks worked out. 

The answer to each of the above requests was, without hesitation, "I can do that."  A red kite spool, complete with string (Matt Lockett), a falling leaf (Ben Siebenaler), a shirt for Peppermint Patty (Mary Franz) and four pom-poms (Rebecca Yarbrough) were all created.  

"You're a Good Man Charlie Brown!" will be at the CFHS Auditorium.  Tickets available at the door.  The show is suitable for all ages.

Note:  Robert Hartman is in the pit band. His name was omitted last week.

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