Todays edition of Red Bank oRBit does it up in shades of Blue and Brown courtesy of a boisterous benefit bash that’s toplined by some of the Shore’s finest Blues masters and mistresses, along with a revival of a musical adapted from the works of a true philosopher king of the funnies.
That show is Youre a Good Man, Charlie Brown, the stage adaptation of Charles M. Schulzs Peanuts characters and the latest family-friendly offering from Two River Theater Company. It’s a fresh look at the timeless humor of that most sublime strip, and we’ve got a Q&A with Charlie Brown himself otherwise known as Doug Hara (above), the actor who, believe it or no, played the manipulative messenger of mischief Puck in TRTC’s recently wrapped production of A Midsummer Nights Dream.
After that it’s a break for lunch an unusually late lunch, on Thursday night down in Bradley Beach, where roots-music impresario Michael Patrick presents a special Jam Away the Blues benefit for Red Bank’s own Lunch Break nonprofit. With the likes of Sonny Kenn, Matt ORee and Chuck Lambert on board, the event’s got cred to spare and we’ve got the roadhouse rundown, only in Red Bank oRBit!