DARIEN — The Darien Arts Center’s community theater group, DAC Stage, will stage the award-winning and family friendly “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” opening April 22 and running weekends through May 7.

Eight performances will run in the DAC Weatherstone Studio at 8 p.m. April 22, 23, 29 and 30, and May 6 and 7; and at 2 p.m. April 24 and May 1. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for students, and available at darienarts.org .

The light-hearted show is a collection of short scenes and songs based on the “Peanuts” comic strip, originally created by Charles M. Schulz in 1967. It was a Broadway hit, winning the 1999 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical, with Kristin Chenoweth winning a Tony for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Peter Green directs the DAC’s delightful musical, with book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner.

The whole Peanuts gang appears in the DAC production: Lucy Van Pelt hopelessly in love with prodigy Schroeder, perfectionist Sally mocking blanket-toting Linus, Snoopy in his doghouse and the “blockhead” himself, Charlie Brown. Representing an average day in the life of Charlie Brown, brief vignettes portray little moments from all of his days and span the months from Valentine’s Day to Beethoven Day, from a bright uncertain morning to a hopeful starlit evening.

Darien’s Jenifer Condon plays Sally Brown, Charlie Brown’s sister. She’s performed in “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” at the DAC, was Annie Warbucks in “Annie” at Curtain Call and Jesus in “Godspell” at the Bijou Theatre.

Darien native and current Norwalk resident Melinda Zupaniotis is cast as the ever-bossy Lucy Van Pelt. She has been seen in various roles at the DAC since 1989 and recent local theater credits include “Next To Normal” (Diana), “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (Magenta), and “Nunsense“ (Robert Anne).

Stamford’s Billy Schubeck plays Schroeder and has enjoyed roles in “The Wedding Singer,” “Spring Awakening,” and “Urinetown.”

Milford native and Port Chester teacher Matthew Casey play Charlie Brown. Casey has performed multiple times at Walt Disney World Theme Parks as well as on stage in “A Midsummer’s Night Dream,” “Hairspray” and “The Blues Brothers.”

Making their debuts at the Darien Arts Center, Westchester residents Chris Meindl and Noam Ben Yakir play Snoopy and Linus Van Pelt, respectively.

Dwayne Condon, of Darien, is musical director for the production.

For information, call the DAC at 203-655-8683. The DAC Weatherstone Studio is at 2 Renshaw Road, behind Darien Town Hall.