“As California opens up, live art forms that the pandemic took away are returning, including theater—and the folks at downtown Palm Springs’ Palm Canyon Theatre couldn’t be happier.
The theater’s first show back, the musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, will be performed Friday, July 9, through Sunday, July 18—and it is very much a family affair.
Theater co-founder J.W. Layne is set to play Charlie Brown, while also doubling as the set and lighting designer. He’s sharing co-artistic director duties with his sister, Se Layne, who is also the choreographer. Finally, Dr. William “Bill” Layne, their father, is directing. I spoke to the family about the production—and how the pandemic affected the theater…”

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