'Charlie Brown' is at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday

Even if you didn’t grow up with the “Peanuts” comic strip in the daily papers, you’re most likely familiar with Charlie Brown.

The Taylor Hyatt era of Arab Musical Theatre kicks off with “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” for this week only.

The popular musical will be presented at the Arab High School auditorium Thursday-Saturday night (Nov. 14-16) at 7 p.m. and Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students.

For “Peanuts” fans, the show brings to life a familiar story.

“This is a typical day in the life of Charlie Brown, which is not always great, but he’s always optimistic. He gets knocked down, but he keeps getting back up,” said Hyatt, the new director of AMT.

As usual, Charlie Brown has a crush on the Little Red Haired girl, Lucy is infatuated with Schroeder, Linus has his blanket, Snoopy is searching for the Red Baron, and Lucy is in the “psychiatrist booth,” offering help to one and all.

Through the course of the story, Charlie struggles through another day full of book reports, baseball games, kite flying and a little philosophy, but he’s able to find happiness with the help of some of Charles Schultz’s most memorable characters.

For the students, it’s good times and a lot of hard work during rehearsals that often extend from after school into the night.

“It’s going great. We’re having a lot of fun with it,” said Hyatt.

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