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"Time Square Chronicles" featured Pace University's Dyson directing student Jack McManus in "NY WInterFest Meet The Playwrights: Step Into the Musical World Of Charles M. Schulz With Jack McManus, Jack Levinson and Brendan Stackhouse"

01/08/2019

"Time Square Chronicles" featured Pace University's Dyson directing student Jack McManus in "NY WInterFest Meet The Playwrights: Step Into the Musical World Of Charles M. Schulz With Jack McManus, Jack Levinson and Brendan Stackhouse"

Jack McManus, Jack Levinson and Brendan Stackhouse have a love for all things “Peanuts”, so it was natural to create a musical about the creator of this beloved comic strip. Sparky tells true-life story of Charles M. Schulz. This 90-minute musical chronicles Schulz’s life, explores how the Peanuts characters came to life, and why his legacy will live in infamy.

Sparky received a developmental 29-hour reading last November. Now at The NY WinterFest Sparky will receive its first fully staged  production.

Meet the three men behind this new musical.

Jack McManus (Book and Lyrics) is a NYC-based playwright, director, dramaturg, and theater maker. His short play Mom, I Want to Be a Chemist (co-written with Ryan Cook and Derek Crosby) has been performed by amateur and high school theater companies across the north-east, winning The Theater Project’s 2016 Young Playwright’s Competition. In 2017, Jack directed the first university production of Becca Schlossberg’s The Untold Yippie Project. Currently, Jack is studying at Pace University to get a BA in directing. For more information on his work, please jack-mcmanus.com

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