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Not even Mother Nature can dampen spirits of opening night, but tosses a monkey wrench into Charlie Brown Summer Youth Program at Capitol Theatre

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
July 22nd, 2011

The Capitol Theatre Summer Youth Program play, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, was a resounding success on Thursday’s opening night — maybe except for the power outage that tossed a dark blanket over Nelson.

Nelsonites packed the Capitol Theatre for the first of four shows for the 23rd annual Summer Youth Program feature. However, organizers were forced to send the sellout crowd home after realizing emergency lights were losing power.

The play, directed by Laura Metcalfe, showcased an array of young talent from the Heritage City and surrounding areas. The performance was able to pick up where the actors left off for shows Friday and Saturday.

Allison Girvan directs music with set design by Murray Kimber and Lynette Lightfoot the choreographer.

The storyline is an average day from the comic book character created by Charles M. Schultz, Charlie Brown, which takes a few select moments of Charlie’s day.

There is plenty of music and the acting is excellent.

You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown continues with shows Friday and Saturday, at 7:30 p.m., along with a Saturday afternoon matinee at 2 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased for the remaining three shows at the Capitol Theatre or online at


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