Theatre Mirror Reviews - "Snoopy"

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Warm And Fuzzy "Snoopy"
at Turtle Lane"

Reviewed by Beverly Creasey

"Snoopy" has scampered. into the Turtle Lane Playhouse in Newton. The same spunky cast which made "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown" ("Snoopy's" prequel) such a delight reprise their roles under Chris Cardone's lighter than air direction, with crackerjack music direction from Wayne Ward.

One of the most Joyous sounds in the world is the laughter of children... Their giggles filled the hall the night I watched Snoopy cavort with his cartoon friends. "Snoopy" is definitely kid-friendly.

Lucy (Susan Walsh) is as bossy as ever. Walsh walks the walk and pouts the pout so divinely, you wish she'd run for office. Chuck Walsh is a deliciously hangdog (you should ;pardon the expression) Charlie Brown, and Chris Mack is perfection as everyone's favorite "dorg" --- growling and sliding down the roof of Ron L. Dion's brick doghouse, Mack is the quintessential top beagle.

Tyler Hart makes Linus endearingly sweet panicking over wash day. Linda Sughrue steals you heart away with her hissy fit over an obviously undeserved "c" in sculpture. Holly Wade is a genuine wiseacre and Julie Silverman (in Val verge's yellow feathered top knot) makes a chipper Woodstock. The kids will have a grand time. So give 'em a break from their homework and take them to Turtle Lane.


"Snoopy" (6 - 30 September)
TURTLE LANE PLAYHOUSE
283 Melrose Street, NEWTON, MA
1 (617) 244-0169

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