Montana native Jeremy Loween, 25, caught the title role in Bellingham Theatre Guild’s production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” opening at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, and playing through Oct. 12 at the guild’s playhouse, 1600 H St.
(His wife, Laura, is currently playing Maria in Lynden Performing Arts Guild’s production of “The Sound of Music.”)
The acting duo met while they were attending Pacific Lutheran University.
After high school I was selected as a featured soloist in the world-renowned musical and community service group “Up with People.” I decided to take the gap year between high school and college to enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Upon my return from my tour, I accepted a vocal scholarship to attend Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma. I sang in their nationally renowned group “Choir of the West” for three years and was also a member of the men’s acappella group, “PLUtonic,” which placed in nationals and was featured on “America’s Got Talent.” Since college, I’ve been involved with my church’s men’s chorus and with local musical productions, mostly in Lynden.
We all need to take a step back from the seriousness of life and remember that we are all kids at heart. With a cast of only five grown-ups playing kids, the audience is sure to feel as if they are part of the show. You will laugh, then cry, laugh again, and then cry again. It’s such a diverse show, with every scene/song having its own “flavor.”