Once again, to my chagrin and great regret, I forgot to take my camera with me when we went out this evening...sooooo...no pictures!
Carol and I have just returned from a most delightful evening. We attended an "amateur" performance of the musical play "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown" held in the cafeteria of Harlingen South High School. It was the 3rd performance of the day for the group...the previous 2 were at two different elementary schools in Harlingen. Tomorrow two more elementary schools in Harlingen will be the performance sites...then the schedule is repeated next week. The Thursday evening performance is the only one where adults are invited to attend..at a ticket price of $10 for adults, 12 and under get in free.
These performances are the brainchild of Dr. Liebert, a Family Practice physician in Harlingen. He is the one that expounded the idea that this musical play carried a message about self importance and self worth that could help some elementary age children, while being just fun for a lot of them as well. He put together a group of volunteers...from high school and adult musicians, a cast that includes himself as Snoopy, a choir director from Harlingen South, and a whole group of talented and hard working young people, all middle school students. We heard about it from Allie Haden, a good friend, PEO sister of Carol's, and talented musician. She is well known as a church organist in Weslaco, and accompanies many recitalists throughout the Valley. Allie is the volunteer at the piano for all the performances of the musical.
Valley Baptist Hospital underwrote the cost of performance rights, Harlingen ISD made it possible to perform in the schools, and thanks were given to the Harlingen Performing Arts group for its support and assistance.
There was a small but enthusiastic audience for tonight's performance. One that awarded the cast a standing ovation at the finale. I have seldom enjoyed an evening as much as I did this one...it was a performance that was far from professional, but it had the biggest heart you ever saw!
If you are within driving range of Harlingen South High School. Attend the final "open to the public" performance of "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown" at 7:00 PM on Thursday, April 23rd, Harlingen South High School cafeteria. $10 per adult...take a child if you can find one...12 and under are free!