Benefit concert: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown for Actors’ Fund of Canada

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Theatre critics and personalities unite in the concert version of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown in support of the Actors’ Fund of Canada.
Barrie, ON – After a triumphant fundraising performance of The Producers for the Actors’ Fund in 2010, Talk Is Free Theatre (TIFT) is delighted to follow up with a fundraising, concert performance of You Are a Good Man, Charlie Brown. The performance will be held on Sunday, February 10 at 8PM at the Young Centre in Toronto.
You Are a Good Man, Charlie Brown follows an average day in the life of Charlie Brown and the little moments picked from all the days of Charlie Brown, from Valentine’s Day to the baseball season, from wild optimism to utter despair, all mixed in with the lives of his friends (both human and non-human) and strung together on the string of a single day, from bright uncertain morning to hopeful starlit evening.
The Globe and Mail Theatre Critic J. Kelly Nestruck will play the title character, with National Post Theatre Critic Robert Cushman appearing as Schroeder and Now Theatre Critic Glenn Sumi taking on Linus. There will be surprise guests in the roles of Lucy and Sally. The role of Snoopy will be divided into small cameos to encourage a wider representation of the theatre company with  Theatre 20 Artistic Producer Adam Brazier, Broadway World Kelly Cameron, Rose Theatre manager Costin Manu and Dean of the Performing Arts at Sheridan College Michael Rubinoff as agreed participants to date. More casting confirmations are expected to follow shortly.
The event will be directed by Mitchell Cushman. Musical director is Ryan de Souza, designer is Erika Connor, stage manager is Carolyn Mykytyshyn and producer is  Arkady Spivak.
“We’re grateful for all the hard work that Arkady Spivak and Talk Is Free Theatre have put into organizing this tremendous fundraiser, as well as for everybody who has committed their time and energy to make this a great event,” says Actors’ Fund Executive Director David Hope. “The spirit of community that this fundraiser embodies is at the heart of the Actors’ Fund, the community stepping up to help its most vulnerable members during their time of need. We’re excited for this unique show that is sure to be remembered for years.”
Tickets are $30, $50 and $100 (this category qualifies for VIP seating and admission to pre-performance reception). Tickets are available through Talk Is Free Theatre box office by calling 1-888-792-1949 or website Sponsorship, pledges and program advertising opportunities are available by contacting Arkady Spivak at or (705) 792-1949 ext. 22.  
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