Willow Springs Theatre Gives Their Spin On Charlotte's Web
The classic children's book Charlotte's Web by E.B. White is brought to life on stage at the Willow Springs theater on April 26th-28th (show details below.) The set takes you on a journey to Zuckerman's farm and the performance masterfully captures this timeless story of friendship, humor, and praise of life. Narrators Kiaya Baron, Abigail Thomas and Grace Hurlbert, open the show by setting the scene and take many in the audience back to the first time they heard the tale.
Memorable characters Wilbur (Sadie Mowrer), Fern (Romi Kahana) and Charlotte (Avery Vaughn) quickly wrap up those watching into the story of Wilbur's life and the high's and and low's of a pig living on a farm. Templeton (Lauren Burgess), the Goose (Talia Sanford) and the Gander (David David) along with their many goslings provide much needed smiles and laughter as Wilbur's life hangs in the balance. The familiar words SOME PIG, TERRIFIC and RADIANT spun by Charlotte in the barn lead to Wilbur making an appearance at the county fair where the final word HUMBLE appears leading to a special prize for Mr Zuckerman (Jacob Sleeper.) As Charlotte waves her last goodbye knowing Wilbur is safe, the story of friendship repeats as Charlotte's children are born with a few staying behind to grow up with Wilbur.
Theater director Donella Dipasquale praised the cast and crew noting that every aspect of the set is led and completed by the students themselves. The impressive set included murals hand drawn by students along with many others details that truly transformed the stage into a barn setting. Dipasquale stated " I don't think the students realize how powerful children's theater is but now that it is time for the shows they are super excited about their friends and kids from the community coming to watch." The performance also includes carnival themed games and food at intermission, photo op with live chicks and ducklings and has a special VIP section in the front complete with pillows and blankets for younger audience members.
You can see the show on April 26th, 27th and 28th at 7:00p and also at 2:00p on the 28th. Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $7 for adults and $5 for children.