Charlotte's Web, The Musical
Presented by Shine! Theatre (named "The Most Outstanding New Children's Theatre" in the U.S.)
Based upon the Story by E. B. White
Book by Joseph Robinette
Music and Lyrics by Charles Strouse
Director – Katie Armstrong
Music Director – Linda Barbieri
Choreographer – Hailey Corrigan
Shine! Theatre, voted the Best Family Theatre by Central California Magazine, brings E.B. White’s classic novel to new heights with this enchanting musical version of Charlotte’s Web. With music and lyrics by Tony-award winning Charles Strouse (Annie, Bye Bye Birdie) and book by Joseph Robinette (national award-winning children’s playwright), this beloved tale of the value of true friendship comes to life on stage in this joyous musical for the whole family.
All the familiar 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.
The delightful musical score is paired with original choreography, both on the ground and in the air! Each performance will feature ASL signers, as well. The Sunday, May 20, 3pm show will be our Sensory Friendly Performance (all are welcome to attend).
Charlotte’s Web – The Musical is an enchanting tale of the value of true friendship the whole family will love!
The Musical is presented through special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company.
What Sensory Friendly means:
Reduction of sound levels, particularly loud or startling sounds.
Reduction of overwhelming stage lighting.
Low ambient lighting in the theater throughout the performance so patrons are able to see should they need to move around or exit the theater.
Patrons can talk and move around the theater as much as they wish during the performance.
Preparatory materials called Story Guides will be provided to patrons so they will know what to expect from the performance. Story Guides include pictures with simple captions of the theater-going experience.
The use of mobile electronic devices are allowed during the performance if they are being used as a communication device.
Designated break spaces will be available for those who might feel overwhelmed and need a break from the performance.