Snoopy!!! (Original)


Snoopy!!! (Original)

Full-Length Musical, Comedy  /  3w, 3m, 1any gender (adult)

Based on the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz
Book by Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates, Warren Lockhart, Arthur Whitelaw and Michael L. Grace
Music by Larry Grossman
Lyrics by Hal Hackady

Originally produced by Arthur Whitelaw, Michael L. Grace and Susan Bloom
Originally directed by Arthur Whitelaw

Tuneful! Charming! Hilarious! Yes, Snoopy!!! - the musical sequel to You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown - deserves each of its three exclamation points.

Image: ©PNTS

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3w, 3m, 1any gender (adult)
  • Duration
    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre
    Adaptations (Literature), Theatre for Young Audiences
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Appropriate for all audiences, Children (Age 6 - 10)



Based on the beloved Peanuts comic strip by Charles Schulz, Snoopy!!! sparkles with wit and warmth as it depicts life as seen through the eyes of Schulz's unforgettable characters. Musical numbers include “Just One Person,” “Poor Sweet Baby” and “Don’t Be Anything Less (Than Everything You Can Be).”

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Snoopy!!! premiered on December 9, 1975 at the Little Fox Theatre in San Francisco, California. Directed by Arthur Whitelaw, the cast featured Don Potter in the title role, James Gleason as Charlie Brown, Janell Pulis as Lucy, Cathy Cahn as Woodstock, Jimmy Dodge as Linus, Randi Kallan as Sally and Pamela Myers as Peppermint Patty. In 1982, the musical was produced Off-Broadway at the Lamb's Theatre featuring David Garrison as Snoopy, Terry Kerwin as Charlie Brown, Stephen Fenning as Linus, Kay Cole as Lucy, Cathy Cahn as Woodstock, and Vicki Lewis as Peppermint Patty.

Act I

Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang celebrate "The World According to Snoopy." Snoopy, decked out as “Joe Cool,” enters and casually reclines on his doghouse. After a series of brief vignettes, Snoopy laments the monotony and repetition of his daily life (“Snoopy’s Song”). But he changes his mind after Lucy suggests that Charlie Brown trade him in for a couple of goldfish.

Woodstock, Snoopy’s silent but expressive bird pal, falls in love with a worm (“Woodstock’s Theme”). Snoopy remarks, “That’s like me falling in love with a can of dog food.” But it doesn’t last long: Woodstock’s wormfriend runs off with the early bird.

The kids head off to school, led by safety patrol officer Charlie Brown. In class, Peppermint Patty gets carried away in answering true or false questions, Lucy applies her math skills to Louis the Fourteenth, and Sally indignantly challenges her grade for a coat hanger sculpture. But mostly, the entire class agonizes over “Edgar Allen Poe.”

In his one-dog “Paw-pet Show,” Snoopy presents an all-puppet production of War and Peace. Lucy asks Peppermint Patty and Sally, “Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your whole life to live over if you knew what you know now?” and the three girls celebrate the breadth of their knowledge (“I Know Now”).

With Snoopy at his side, Linus sits all night in the pumpkin patch, awaiting the arrival of the Great Pumpkin (“The Vigil”). Lucy imperiously declares that this year will be her year, and Snoopy leafs through his photo album of past supper dishes. The whole gang relaxes on the grass, discovering imaginative patterns in the “Clouds.”

Snoopy enters as the Easter Beagle and gives bright Easter eggs to everyone except Charlie Brown. A dejected Charlie Brown, musing on the new independence of his pet, wonders "Where Did That Little Dog Go?" Snoopy nostalgically recalls his days at the puppy farm ("Daisy Hill") and settles into his favorite position: reclining on his doghouse with his head in the water dish.

Act II

Snoopy, “the world-famous writer,” feverishly pecks away at his typewriter. His short story submission is rejected by Playbeagle magazine, so he decides to write The Great American Novel (“The Great Writer”).

At her five-cent psychiatric booth, Lucy assures Charlie Brown that "each of us can be whatever she wants to be." Linus panics while his blanket is washed, and Snoopy presents a second feature at his “Paw-pet Show” Theatre.

Peppermint Patty asks Charlie Brown to explain love to her, and he describes the kind of girl he’d like to marry: someone who’d call him “Poor Sweet Baby.” Patty sings a lovely, affectionate song to Charlie Brown, and then says, “Forget it. It’ll never happen.”

The entire gang goes to the movies, where Snoopy presents his version of Jaws, entitled Teeth. Autumn leaves begin to fall. Inspired by the resilient cycle of nature, Sally leads the gang in a rousing song called “Don’t Be Anything Less Than Everything You Can Be.” Woodstock delivers a letter naming Snoopy “Head Beagle,” and Snoopy proudly accepts the honor (“The Big Bow-Wow”).

Everyone begins preparing for Christmas: Woodstock builds (and destroys) a snowman, Lucy writes to Santa, requesting cash, and Charlie Brown admires the stars at Christmas time. He believes there’s one star out there that is his star, prompting Linus to ask, “Wouldn’t it be wonderful if everybody believed in everybody?” Lucy scoffs at believing in someone like Charlie Brown, but Snoopy admits, “You gotta start someplace.” He begins to sing, and one by one, the kids join in. Soon the entire gang is holding hands and singing together (“Just One Person”).

Charlie Brown pets Snoopy and puts him to bed, saying, "He isn't much of a dog. But after all, who is?" Snoopy sighs and settles into sleep as the lights fade.

Charlie Brown
Sally Brown
Peppermint Patty
Woodstock (non-speaking role)
  • Time Period Present Day, 1970s
  • Setting The world of Snoopy and the Peanuts gang.
  • Features Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Fantasy Costumes
  • Additional Features Mime
  • Duration 120 minutes (2 hours)


"A show for all ages and all seasons!" - Mark Shenton, WhatsOnStage
"Snoopy the Musical is as cute as warm puppy." - Lizzie Loveridge, CurtainUp

"Effervescent...Larry Grossman’s melodies and Hal Hackady’s lyrics provide the playful glue that keep things zipping tightly along" - Joel Hirschhorn, Variety

"A delightful two hours spent with adults living out a children’s world." - Sheila Chisholm, Weekend Special

"Snoopy is a nice intro for young people to the delights of musical theatre and a terrific showcase for a talented and energetic cast to work their magic." - Joe Stead, Chicago Stage Standard

"Incontrovertibly an ensemble show...Schulz’s cartoon characters remain as endearing today as when they were first drawn." - Christopher Wiley, Musical Theatre Review

"Retains the fast, sharp comic appeal and instantly recognizable characterizations of the line-drawing originals, but also irresistibly brings it to human form by buoying up its snapshot scenes with the tuneful ease of the light, bright melodies of composer Larry Grossman's settings to Hal Hackaday's apt, witty lyrics." - Mark Shenton, What's On Stage


  • "Don't Be Anything Less Than Everything You Can Be" youtube thumbnail

    "Don't Be Anything Less Than Everything You Can Be"

  • "Just One Person" - Snoopy!!! youtube thumbnail

    "Just One Person" - Snoopy!!!

  • "Poor Sweet Baby" - Snoopy!!! youtube thumbnail

    "Poor Sweet Baby" - Snoopy!!!

  • "I Know Now" - Snoopy!!! youtube thumbnail

    "I Know Now" - Snoopy!!!


Music Samples

Act I

1. Overture – Orchestra
2. “The World According to Snoopy” – Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Sally, & Peppermint Patty
3. Entrance Music – Orchestra
4. Reprise: “The World According to Snoopy” – Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Sally, & Peppermint Patty
5. Sparky’s Revenge – Orchestra
6. “Snoopy’s Song” – Snoopy & the Ensemble
7. Woodstock’s Theme – Orchestra
8. Woodstock And The Work – Orchestra
9. Bleah – Orchestra
10. To School – Orchestra
11. “Edgar Allen Poe” – Peppermint Patty, Lucy, Sally, Linus, & Charlie Brown
11a. Playoff: “Edgar Allen Poe” – Peppermint Patty, Lucy, Sally, Linus, & Charlie Brown
12. Prom – Orchestra
13. Snoopy’s Education – Orchestra
14. Pawpet Theatre #1 – Orchestra
15. “I Know Now” – Lucy, Sally, & Peppermint Patty
16. Pumpkin Change – Orchestra
17. “Vigil” – Linus
18. Playon: My Year – Orchestra
19. Snoopy Again – Orchestra
20. Snoopy Again Again – Orchestra
21. “Clouds” – Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Sally, & Peppermint Patty
22. Playoff: Clouds – Orchestra
23. Easter Beagle – Orchestra
24. “Where Did That Little Dog Go?” – Charlie Brown
25. “Daisy Hill” – Snoopy

Act II

26. Entr’acte – Orchestra
27. “Bunnies” – Snoopy
28. “The Great Writer” – Snoopy
29. Playoff-Playon – Orchestra
30. Short Woodstock – Orchestra
31. Snoopy Again – Orchestra
32. Pawpet Theatre #2 Vaudeville Puppets – Orchestra
33. Pawpet to Baby – Orchestra
34. “Poor Sweet Baby” – Peppermint Patty
35. To The Movies – Orchestra
36. Teeth – Orchestra
37. Gums – Orchestra
38. “Don’t Be Anything Less Than Everything You Can Be” – Charlie Brown, Linus, Sally, & Peppermint Patty
38a. Playoff: “Anything Less” – Charlie Brown, Linus, Sally, & Peppermint Patty
39. “The Big Bow-Wow” – Snoopy
39a. The Last Ride-Out – Orchestra
40. Stars-Underscore – Orchestra
41. “Just One Person” – Charlie Brown, Linus, Snoopy, Lucy, Woodstock, Sally, & Peppermint Patty
42. Bows – Charlie Brown, Linus, Snoopy, Woodstock, Lucy, Sally, & Peppermint Patty
43. More Bows & Exit Music – Orchestra

Full Orchestration

Keyboard 1: Acoustic Piano
Keyboard 2: Electric Piano with registrations for: Piano, Harpsichord, Celeste, Organ Lute, Vibrato, Reverb., Bass Boost and Typewriter
Guitar: Acoustic and Electric Six String Guitar, Twelve String Guitar and Banjo
Bass: Acoustic and Electric
Percussion 1 & 2:

Timpani (2 Pedal Drums)

Snare Drum (Brushes & Sticks)
Bass Drum
Tom Tom
Bell Tree
Wood Block
Optional: Scraper Flexatone

  • Musical Style Classic Broadway
  • Dance Requirements Moderate
  • Vocal DemandsDifficult
  • Orchestra Size Small/Combo
  • Chorus Size No Chorus

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Charles M. Schulz

Charles M. Schulz was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on November 26, 1922. His Peanuts comic strip debuted in 1950 in just seven newspapers and launched a cultural legacy. When Schulz announced his retirement in December 1999, Peanuts was syndicated in over 2,600 newspapers ...

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Warren Lockhart

Warren Lockhart (1940-2012) was born in Hollywood, California. Both his father and grandfather worked as sound technicians for film studios. After receiving a BS degree from UC Berkeley, Lockhart indirectly began his career in show business in management marketing at United A ...

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Arthur Whitelaw

Arthur Whitelaw has been producing, directing, writing and acting for the past 61 years. His productions have won every major industry award, including the Tony, Oscar, Emmy, Olivier, Evening Standard, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, etc. He has discovered many future stars ...

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Michael L. Grace

After graduate school in the UK, Michael L. Grace, a California-born native, was involved in Hollywood advertising and public relations. He worked for Elvis Presley Promotion at MGM and Paramount, MSEI, and McCann Worldgroup; this experience gave him a strong background in ma ...

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Larry Grossman

Larry Grossman is an award-winning composer, having written for Broadway, television, film, concerts and cabaret. His Broadway credits include: Minnie's Boys (The Marx Brothers Musical), Goodtime Charley, A Doll's Life (Tony and Drama Desk nominations) and Grind (Tony and Dra ...
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Hal Hackady

Hal Hackady (1922-2015) was an award-winning American lyricist, librettist, and screenwriter. In addition to writing the lyrics for Snoopy!!! Hal wrote for Broadway, West End, Film and Television. His Broadway credits include Minnie’s Boys, Goodtime Charley, Almost Crazy, Amb ...

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