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Good Grief! ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ Arrives in Lambertville

Tyler Hentz.

Doylestown native Tyler Hentz is no stranger to the stage – he made his debut at age five in the ensemble of “Evita” at Bucks County Playhouse.

Hentz went on to play the role of Tiny Tim for a few years at BCP, and more recently appeared onstage at the Walnut Street Theatre in “The Music Man,” “Elf,” and “A Christmas Carol.”

Last holiday season, Hentz had the opportunity to star in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, playing over 60 performances to crowds of 6,000 at each show. His character was that of a teenage boy skeptical of the spirit of Christmas, who learns to eventually embrace the joy of the season and believe in the magic.

Hentz, now 16, is looking forward to spending Christmas at home this year, making his debut at the brand-new Music Mountain Theatre as Charlie Brown in “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”

He has previously appeared at the Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre (former home of the company at Music Mountain Theatre) as Aladdin in “Aladdin, Jr.,” Artful Dodger in “Oliver,” and Young Josh Baskin in “Big.”

“Charlie Brown still conveys his message of teaching the true meaning of Christmas to children and adults of all ages,” observed Hentz. “Sometimes the truest concepts are forgotten by most millennials, and are bypassed to make way for commercialism. This holiday season, the message of believing in the magic of Christmas is something that Charlie Brown and his friends can always teach us again.”

Music Mountain Theatre is a 250-seat venue located adjacent to the historic site of the Lambertville Music Circus. The theater provides a full year of both main stage and children’s theater. Currently playing on the main stage is “A Christmas Carol” (through Dec. 17) followed by “42nd Street” (Jan. 5-21).

A “Charlie Brown Christmas” runs for the next three weekends: Dec. 9 and 16 (free Santa Hat giveaway) and Dec. 23 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tickets are $8 and are available online.

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