It's Suppertime! Where crazy-super-chef, Matty Matheson, shows us how to make his favorite meals...our favorite meals.
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IT'S SUPPERTIME! - You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown - Netflix
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown is a 1967 musical comedy with music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip Peanuts. The musical has been a popular choice for amateur theatre productions because of its small cast and simple staging.
IT'S SUPPERTIME! - Response - Netflix
Brantley did praise some of the cast, saying, “Kristin Chenoweth's performance as Sally will be the part that should seal her reputation. This glow cast by a star-in-the-making gives a real Broadway magic to a show that otherwise feels sadly shrunken . . . And Roger Bart, in the plum role of Snoopy, the charismatic beagle, incorporates some delightful doglike mannerisms.”
The off-Broadway production was well received, with The Village Voice praising the simplistic set and “strikingly talented” cast. Walter Kerr in The New York Times called the show “a miracle”, saying, “Almost everything works, because almost everything is effortless.” In reviewing the 1999 revival, Playbill's Steven Suskin found it “overblown and underwhelming. The scenic and musical enhancements were especially harmful, it seemed to me; the unassuming, child-size characters were overwhelmed . . . Which is not to say that the 1999 music department did a bad job; it's simply that the concept of a big, new 'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown' worked against the inherent qualities of the material.” In The New York Times, Ben Brantley wrote a lukewarm review:
The real problem is a matter of scale . . . there's an uncomfortable feeling of dead air that the cast must work much too hard to fill . . . Songs that were created as droll, low-key character portraits have been reconceived as showstoppers, and the frail, winsome little bodies of these numbers just aren't up to the job. When Linus sings a duet with his famous security blanket, which has been wired to dance on its own, the sequence has a flailing, improvised quality that is the stuff of actors' nightmares.
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