Sinclair’s A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS Opens Dec. 15

LIVE ON STAGE: Sinclair Theatre’s


Back by popular demand, Sinclair Theatre will present A Charlie Brown Christmas LIVE ON STAGE in Blair Hall, Dec. 15-18, on the downtown Dayton campus. Listed by local media as a “Can’t-Miss Family Show to Celebrate the Holidays,” this 40-minute production is a perfect introduction for young children to LIVE theatre.

Directed by Gina Kleesattel with music direction by Katherine Frauman and choreography by Rodney Veal, this faithful stage adaptation of the 1965 animated TV special based on Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts characters features Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the gang as they grapple with the real meaning of Christmas. Featuring colorful costumes and scenery, the show is perfect for school, church, scout and other youth groups.

“This is quickly becoming a tradition for groups and families as we enter our third year of performances,” says Gina Neuerer, chair of Sinclair’s Music, Theatre and Dance Dept. “We’re thrilled that people are gathering friends and family to come to Blair Hall to experience this very special holiday event together.”

All seats are reserved at $8 each and the regular house policy of “no children under 6” has been lifted. All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Please review detailed house policies before ordering tickets.

Tickets are available online now at: and one performance is already sold out.

If you need further assistance, email or leave a message at 937-512-2808. Box office messages are monitored by student box office agents who work around their class schedules and return calls as quickly as possible. The box office is open one hour prior to performances if tickets are still available for purchase at the door. Groups of 20 or more should call 937-512-2076.

Cast includes:

  • Charlie Brown: Cody Nelson
  • Snoopy: De’Shawn Christian
  • Lucy: Chelsea Overman
  • Linus: Naman Clark
  • Pig Pen: Jai-Ln Stafford
  • Frieda: Danielle Pittman
  • Schroeder: Andre Tomlinson
  • Violet: Sara Eldred
  • Sally: Brianna Babel
  • Patty: Hannah Brooks
  • Shermy: Elisha Chamberlin

Performances times:

  • Thursday, Dec. 15 – Noon*
  • Friday, Dec. 16 – Noon & 7 PM
  • Saturday, Dec. 17 – 2 PM & 7 PM
  • Sunday, Dec. 18 – 2 PM* (sold out) & 4 PM*

In partnership with Sinclair’s American Sign Language Dept., Sinclair Theatre will provide ASL shadow interpreted performances of A Charlie Brown Christmas onThursday and Sunday. Shadow interpreting is when interpreters follow actors onstage while interpreting instead of being located off to the side of the action. Interpreters include: Caitlyn Holfinger, Kayley Griffith, Alexa Lytle, Kirsten Boninsegna and Heather Holt (understudy).


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