Kids Commute - Back to School Week! Friday

Sep 7, 2018

Today, we'll hear music from Clark Gesner's 1967 musical, "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown!"

Hey Kids Commuters! Happy Friday! It's the last day of the first week back to school. Whew! We hope it’s been a smooth transition from summer break to school days.

It's Day Five of Back to School Week, on IPR's Kids Commute - so let's have some fun! Today, we get to hear a selection from Clark Gesner’s 1967 musical, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, his most successful work. Mr. Gesner wrote lots of cool music for young people to enjoy. Lots of his material was used on kids’ television shows - we'll have a link for you further down the page. Gesner had a terrific sense of humor and enjoyed writing for the theatre.

You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown: The Book Report
Clark Gesner
1999 Broadway Cast

Here's today's Kids Commute:


Here's, "The Book Report," scene, performed by the Montgomery Bell Players from Nashville:

Here's another great one from, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown - Lucy singing to Schroeder while he tries to play Beethoven's, Moonlight Sonata. This is from a performance by Walled Lake Western High School:

And, finally - you may not know this one, but there's a solid chance your parents or teacher might - this is Clark Gesner's, "The Sign Song," from the 1970's kids' show, The Electric Company: