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March 9, 2012

Arts and Entertainment


Canyon Lakers Patrick Dennison, at left, plays the role of Linus, and Alex Landau, at right, is Schroeder in the Lakeside High School production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," showing this weekend.

Canyon Lakers Patrick Dennison, at left, plays the role of Linus, and Alex Landau, at right, is Schroeder in the Lakeside High School production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," showing this weekend.

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'Charlie Brown' at Lakeside

"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," based on the popular comic strip by Charles M. Schulz, will be presented by Lakeside Lancer Players today, March 9, at 7:30 p.m., and tomorrow, March 10, at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Rotary Performing Arts Center at Lakeside High School in Lake Elsinore. The show is produced by Scott Karlan and directed by Ilene Moore.

This full-length musical features the major Peanuts characters ? two of them played by Canyon Lakers Patrick Dennison (Linus) and Alex Landau (Schroeder) ? and embodies the whimsical idealism and innocent humor of the popular comic strip. The fast-paced show touches on the stories and themes shared by millions for the past 60 years: Snoopy's vivid imagination, Schroeder the pianist, Linus' trusted blanket, Lucy's psychiatric advice, Charlie Brown's fascination with the red-haired girl and, of course, the title character's daily struggles to make sense of the complexities of life. 

With catchy and clever music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, this tuneful musical is sure to entertain the entire family. For more information and ticket orders, call 956-8108.  

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Old Town Temecula Theater

Here's a lineup of upcoming performances at the Old Town Temecula Theater and The Merc. For details, visit temeculatheater.org or call 866-OLD-TOWN.

? Heart and Soul, March 10

? Broadway and Beyond, March 11

? Smokin' Joe Kubek and Bnois King, March 30

? Shake, Rattle & Roll, March 31

? Dance Moves, third Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. Dance Moves is an innovative forum for dancers and choreographers to promote themselves to the community and create awareness of their work.

? Jazz at the Merc is held every Thursday, at 7:30 p.m., (except February 9) featuring a different jazz group.

? Classics at the Merc is held every Sunday, at 3 p.m., featuring chamber performances by the region's best professional musicians