‘Working for Peanuts’: Meet the Cast of Reston Community Players’ ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown-Part 3: A Video Interview with Richard Farella and Terry Barr

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Fall is in the air, and it’s perfect weather for tangling kites in trees, trying to finally win a baseball game, and hoping against hope to finally kick the football without having it pulled away at the last minute by a certain psychoanalyzing little girl as Reston Community Players (RCP) opens its 48th season on October 17, 2014 with the award-winning musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

Richard Farella (Charlie Brown). Photo by Traci J. Brooks Studios.
Richard Farella (Charlie Brown). Photo by Traci J. Brooks Studios.

“What could be more fun than a talking dog with a flying WWI dog house? Or the chance to work with such a talented group as the Reston Players brings together both on and off stage?,” says RCP Director Richard Bird.

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown follows a typical day in the life of Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang. Featuring such memorable songs as “My New Philosophy,” “Suppertime,” and “Happiness,” the Broadway revival garnered Tony Awards for Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Kristin Chenoweth) and Best Featured Actor in a Musical  (Roger Bart).

Terry Barr (Snoopy). Photo by Traci J. Brooks Studios.
Terry Barr (Snoopy). Photo by Traci J. Brooks Studios.

Reston Community Players’ You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown is directed by Richard Bird with music direction by Mark V. Deal. The ensemble cast features Richard Farella (Charlie Brown), Alana Sharp (Lucy), Nina Jankowicz (Sally), Sidney Davis (Linus), Eric Hughes (Schroeder), and Terry Barr (Snoopy). Laura Baughman is the producer.

In Part 3 of this interview series, we meet Richard Farella, who plays Charlie Brown. We also talk to Terry Barr, who plays Snoopy.

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown plays from October 17 – November 7, 2014 at CenterStage at the Reston Community Center – 2310 Colts Neck Road, in Reston, VA. All performances are at 8:00 p.m. with the exception of 2:00 p.m. matinees on October 26th and November 2, 2014. For tickets, call the CenterStage box office at (703) 476-4500 x 3, or purchase them online.

CenterStage is handicap accessible and offers listening devices for the hearing impaired.

LINKS

‘Working for Peanuts’: Meet the Cast of Reston Community Players’ ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’-Part 1: Alana Sharp and Eric Hughes.

‘Working for Peanuts’: Meet the Cast of Reston Community Players’ ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’-Part 2: Nina Jankowicz and Patrick Graham.