Charlotte’s Web is based on E.B. White’s loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops! Charlotte, a fine writer and true friend, hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman. She will create a “miracle.” Spinning the words “Some Pig” in her web, Charlotte weaves a solution which not only makes Wilbur a prize pig but also ensures his place on the farm forever.
This treasured tale, featuring madcap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love and the true meaning of friendship.
Recommended Grade Levels: K – 5th
Approximate Running Time: 60 Minutes
Curriculum Connections: Communication & Language Arts, Literature Based, Music, Relationships & Family
Themes: Friendship, Communication, Perserverence, Coming of Age, Loyalty, Sacrifice
Adaptation by Joseph Robinette
Based on the novel by E.B. White
Design & Original Direction by Andrew Rasmussen
Costume Design by Tristan Raines
Original Music Composition & Orchestration by “Sheriff” Bob Saidenberg, Kat Minogue, Robert Abrahams, and Michael Donovan
Fun Fact: Playwright Joseph Robinette has published over 55 plays and is best known for writing the book to Broadway’s A Christmas Story: The Musical.
Tickets: $12 per person. Groups of 15 or more: $10 per person & groups will receive one free chaperone ticket with every 15 paid. Additional chaperone tickets available for $10 per person.
Special Assistance: The Garde is equipped with wheelchair seating positions and accessible bathrooms. Wireless listening systems are available by reservation. Please indicate special needs at the time of your reservation. Wheelchair seating is available in the orchestra only.
Please Note: Due to time constraints the Garde requires that students arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to performance time.
This performance is part of the DOMINION ENERGY SCHOOLTIME PERFORMANCE SERIES