Snoopy!!! The Musical is a musical comedy based on the Peanuts comic strip by Charles M. Schulz. It was the second stage musical based on the comic strip, the first having been You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown in 1967. Snoopy!!! The Musical was first performed in 1975, the book was written by Michael Grace, Warren Lockhart and Arthur Whitelaw, the songs were composed by Larry Grossman with lyrics by Hal Hackady.

Performance history

The show premiered on December 9, 1975 at the Little Fox Theater in San Francisco, California. It later ran Off-Broadway at Lamb's Theater from December 20, 1982 to May 1, 1983. Snoopy!!! The Musical ran for four hundred and seventy-nine performances from September 20, 1983 to November 11, 1984 at the Duchess Theatre in London's West End. The West End production was nominated for an Olivier Award and for Musical of the Year. The show was revived in London, away from the West End, at the Jermyn Street Theatre, running for fourteen performances in February 2003 and was revived again at London's New Players Theatre in July 2004.

Snoopy!!! The Musical has been performed by several regional theaters in the United States and there have been numerous amateur productions. The show was adapted for television in 1988.

In 2017, the musical was revised and re-titled The World According to Snoopy. It was performed at Texas State University and ran from June 7-18.

Plot and featured songs

Snoopy the Musical Showbill

The original Showbill.

The Peanuts characters, Snoopy, Woodstock, Charlie Brown, Sally Brown, Lucy van Pelt, Linus van Pelt and Peppermint Patty are depicted in the musical. The show takes the form of a series of self-contained vignettes but the overall theme is of Snoopy's growing independence which makes Charlie Brown feel increasingly insecure. The following songs are featured in the musical, those marked (*) were originally added for the 1982 London performance.

Act I

Act II

Note: "The World According to Snoopy" features an additional song by Andrew Lippa, titled "Husband Material", and sung by Sally. Also, The original cast recording from San Diego includes a different Act I finale entitled "Friend" performed by the company. This has been removed from all subsequent performances, though it was re-added for "The World According to Snoopy", as the Act II opening number.


1975 Off-Broadway cast

1982 West End

2017 revival original cast

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