Good Grief! 'Snoopy' Comes To Harford Day School

November 11, 1990

The Edwin Booth Theater Inc. will present the fun-filled musical "Snoopy" at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at Harford Day School, 715 Moores Mill Road, Bel Air.

Additional performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 23 and 24, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25.

The family show is filled with song, dance and comedy. The show features such favorite cartoon characters as Snoopy, Charlie Brown and his sister Sally, Lucy and Linus Van Pelt, Peppermint Patti and Woodstock.

Linus will be portrayed by John Wright. Wright, who studied theater at the University of Delaware and children's drama at the University of Washington, has worked with several Seattle-area theater groups, including the Seattle Civic Light Opera Co. "Snoopy" is his second show with the EBT -- he also appeared in "Reservations for Murder."

Candy Draksler, who plays Lucy, has been involved in theater for 11 years. She has acted, directed, musically directed and worked behind the scenes. She has played Kate in "Kiss Me Kate" and Nancy in "Oliver." Most recently she portrayed Tzeitle in "Fiddler on the Roof" and Maria in "Sound of Music." Draksler, who is a member of the EBT board of directors, teaches music at St. Margaret's School in Bel Air.

John O'Brien, who is making his EBT debut, will play Charlie Brown. He has performed Jesus in "Godspell," Matt in "The Fantasticks," Sir Harry in "Once Upon a Mattress" and Steven Kodaly in "She Loves Me." He also has written and directed two musical revues for performance at St. Margaret's Church in Bel Air.

Amanda Garrison, who is playing Woodstock, has been involved in musical theater for several years. A student for 11 years at Hean Kettell Studio of Dance, she most recently portrayed Nancy in the production of "Oliver." An honor student at Catholic High School, Amanda is a sophomore and president of her class.

Snoopy will be portrayed by Paul J. Trimbur, who received training in performing arts at the University of Pittsburgh, where he earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and business. He also did post-graduate work in musical theater at Point Park College. Since moving to Maryland, Trimbur has performed in Dundalk Community College's "A Chorus Line" and "Smile" and the Theater on the Hill's "Grease." He narrated EBT's "A Christmas Carol" as Charles Dickens, directed the "Sound of Music" and is a member of the EBT board of directors.

Dina Lombardi-Johnson, who plays Sally, has been with EBT for 13 years.

She has appeared in many productions, including "Mame," "Kiss Me Kate," "Funny Girl," "The King and I" and "The Miracle Worker."

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for students and senior citizens.

Reservation: 272-7785.

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