Snoopy: The Musical

Snoopy_correct_dates07 - 23 August 2015

Durban’s KickstArt Productions proudly presents the utterly delightful mini-musical-comedy, Snoopy: The Musical, based on the much-loved, ever-popular Peanuts comic strip. Snoopy is funny, heartwarming family entertainment that will appeal to adults just as much (if not even more!) than to children.

Director Steven Stead describes this charming musical as "episodic, a unique musical in which each scene, each song is almost a little cartoon script in itself, linked by a series of vignettes. At first glance it is charming and cute, but on reflection it is simultaneously both cute and cruel, profound and existential, hilariously witty, beautifully written and very very clever. Charles M Schultz endeavours to sail the boat directly towards the funny, but consistently touches on the poignant too!” .

With Direction by Steven Stead and Charon Williams-Ros, Musical Direction by Justin Southey, and Design by Greg King, Snoopy features all the familiar beloved cartoon characters. Carol Trench makes a welcome return to Durban to play the headstrong and outspoken Lucy;  Bryan Hiles is the cartoon’s protagonist, the melancholic, thoughtful and misunderstood Charlie Brown;  Steven Stead plays the title role of Charlie Brown’s eccentric pet dog, Snoopy; Caitlin Kilburn is the upbeat tomboy Peppermint Patty; Graeme Wicks is Lucy’s brother, the insecure Linus, Katy Moore as the effervescent, ditzy Sally Brown and Evashnee Pillay is Snoopy's silent sidekick, assistant and bosom buddy, the small scrappy yellow bird, Woodstock.

Audiences don’t have to dig too deep to realize that Snoopy is a story of the human condition; about a group of friends experiencing emotions, predicaments and situations familiar to us all. They are trying to make sense of the concept of “time”, all the while resenting the present and longing for a time that was good. Midst their glow of youth, they are trying to forge relationships and leave their mark on the world in the best way they know how: with amusing or moving results. The message is: We shouldn’t judge people too easily…we’re all in this together. And we all face the same dilemmas. It’s our solutions to life’s challenges that make us different. ..

The score of Snoopy is a real treat – from hauntingly beautiful ballads; catchy choruses and lively refrains.  One of the catchy songs has featured in the finale of every KickstArt panto: “Don’t Be Anything Less That Everything You Can Be” will be very well known to KickstArt panto regulars!

Snoopy: The Musical is a musical comedy by Larry Grossman and Hal Hackady; with a book by Warren Lockhart, Arthur Whitelaw and Michael Grace. It is the sequel to You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown and has ran off Broadway, on the West End and is regularly staged internationally.

It is being staged at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on the UKZN Howard College Campus. Shows are Tues-Sat @7pm; Sat @ 1.30pm; Sun @ 1.30pm. Ticket Prices: R200/R150/R130 and R180/R130/R110 (Children under 12 and Pensioners) Age restriction is PG6. Not recommended for children under six years old. Tickets can be booked at Computicket ( or 0861 915 8000). For sold performances, group bookings, or early bird special offers (buy eight tickets and get two free), contact Ailsa Windsor of Going Places: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 0832502690.

Performance Dates/Times:

Fri 7 August 7pm
Sat 8 August 1.30pm
Sun 9 August 1.30pm


Tues 11 August 7pm
Wed 12 August 7pm
Thurs 13 August 7pm
Fri 14 August 7pm
Sat 15 August 1.30pm
Sun 16 August 1.30pm

Tues 18 August 7pm
Wed 19 August 7pm
Thurs 20 August 7pm
Fri 21 August 7pm
Sat 22 August 1.30pm
Sun 23 August 1.30pm