The Children’s Literature Association named this “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years,” and Joseph Robinette, working with the advice of E.B. White, has created a play that captures this work in a thrilling theatrical presentation. All the enchanting characters are here: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; the Zuckerman family; the Arables; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be “a true friend and a good writer.” Determined to save Wilbur, Charlotte begins her campaign with the “miracle” of her web in which she writes, “Some pig.” It’s the beginning of a victorious campaign which ultimately ends with the now-safe Wilbur doing what is most important to Charlotte. This is a beautiful, knowing play about friendship that give the audience an evening of enchantment.

Charlotte’s web is performed by our Junior Musical Theatre students ages 7-10

Adapted by: Joseph Robinette
Based on the book by: E.B. White
Music by: Richard Sherman and Robert Sherman
Score by: Irwin Kostal
Music Adaptation and Transcription by: Allan Meldrum

Run time: Approx 60 minutes
Appropriate for 5 years +