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A Charlie Brown Christmas

A 30-minute stage adaptation of the classic animated TV special featuring Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus and the gang discovering the true meaning of Christmas.

  • Short Musical
  • Dramatic Comedy, Christmas/Holiday
  • 30 minutes

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences
  • Cautions: No Special Cautions
  • Orchestra Size: Small/Combo

  • Performance Group:
  • Elementary School / Primary, Community Theatre, High School/Secondary, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, College Theatre / Student
Updated in 2022 to include more of Vince Guaraldi's celebrated music from the 1965 TV special!

The additional song "Just Like Me" is also available to all licensees. Please contact your licensing representative for more information.

The classic animated television special A Charlie Brown Christmas comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation in which Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang discover the true meaning of Christmas.


"The perfect holiday treat, especially for young children and adults young at heart."

Broadway World

"A sweetly existential reminder that there’s meaning beyond endless merchandising, and even in the depths of despair, life really does go on."

Lauren Emily Whalen, Chicago Theater Beat

"In this screen-dominated world, the short musical is an antidote for iPhone ennui — or obsession. Eric Schaeffer’s stage adaptation of the TV special inspired by Charles Schulz... could make even the the crankiest Scrooge nostalgic."

Jan Sidebotham, The Cape Cod Chronicle

Premiere Production: A Charlie Brown Christmas was first shown as an animated television special in 1965 and has been part of the holiday tradition ever since. The stage adaptation was completed in 2013.
  • Casting: 5M, 5F, 1M or F
  • Casting Attributes: Roles for Teens, Expandable casting, Features Children, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Roles for Children
  • Chorus Size: No Chorus

  • Name Price
    Perusal Material Shipped immediately. This is optional. Order Now

    1 x Prompt Book / Vocal-Chorus Book

    Rehearsal Material Shipped a minimum of 3 months before the last performance. This must be hired as a condition of the License to produce this show.

    12 x Prompt Books with Vocal Parts
    1 x Piano-Vocal Score
    1 x Production Notes

    $550.00 +$135.00/pm
    Orchestral Material Shipped a minimum of 1 month before the last performance. This is optional.

    1 Piano
    1 Bass

    1 Percussion:
    Snare Drum
    Bass Drum
    Tom Toms
    Floor Tom
    Cymbals: Crash, Sizzle, Ride
    Handbells (or Glockenspiel)

    $350.00 +$135.00/pm