It’s A Good Show, Charlie Brown

Auditorium Renovation Relocates Drama Club


The case of Charlie Brown takes the stage at Shiloh Church.

Micah Via, Staff Writer

The Northmont Drama Club performed the musical, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, February 4-6The show was performed Thursday and Friday nights with two performances on Saturday.

“I think the show went better than expected,” said senior Eric Thompson, who played Charlie Brown. “Everything was kind of last-minute and opening night was the first night we had all of our props together, but we all definitely just went with the flow.”

With the high school auditorium under renovation, the Drama Club set out to find a stage for their show. The performance was originally planned for the Kleptz Early Learning Center. However, because the Drama Club had a Thursday night show, the cast quickly encountered issues with setup and practice availability, as the KELC had to be ready again for a school day on Friday. The show was then relocated again to Shiloh Church, located at North Main and Philadelphia. Because Mr. Mark Barnhill, the music director for the Drama Club, works with the music program at Shiloh Church, this made the perfect spot because Barnhill was already familiar with the setup and equipment.

“The cast understood why we couldn’t be in the auditorium, but they were still heartbroken. Especially the seniors and it being their last year. We also had members who had never performed with us before,” said Drama Club director Mr. Ranger Puterbaugh. “We were basically living out of cars, because we had the majority of our props in different vehicles, but the students adapted very well.”

The Drama Club does out of their way to make first-time performers feel at ease.

“My favorite part was meeting the cast. They are really fun people and getting to work with them was a blast,” said freshman Josh Thompson, who was part of the ensemble.

The Drama Club is now preparing for their April musical, Children of Eden.