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Come Play a Role by auditioning for a part this production. We look forward to meeting you (or seeing you again)!
By Joseph Robinette, Adapted from the the book by E.B. White
Directed by Ryan Thompson
Auditions: Sunday, September 10, 5-8 PM or Monday, September 11, 7-9 pm
Callbacks: Wednesday, September 13, if necessary
Hendricks Civic Theatre is proud to present upcoming auditions for Charlotte’s Web
WHO: All roles are open for audition. There are roles for a variety of ages, for children, teen and all ages of adults.
HOW: Come to one of the audition dates. Be ready to provide any conflicts you may have leading up to the show. You may come as early as 30 minutes prior to the start of auditions to peruse a copy of the full script
PREPARATION: After an introduction about the play and rehearsal process, those auditioning will be asked to cold-read various sections of the script, either alone or in groups. Call backs, if necessary, will be later that week
Rehearsals & Performances
The show will be presented at Longstreet Playhouse December 1-3 and 8-10, 2017
This will be an extended run with two shows on each Saturday.
Lead characters may be asked to participate in additional commitments for promotion of the show.
All rehearsals will be at Longstreet Playhouse north of Danville. Rehearsals are tentatively scheduled to begin the week of Sep 18 and generally will be 2-3 nights per week. Rehearsals will be more frequent, and with extended hours, the last three weeks before opening and will include a long Sunday (Nov 26) rehearsal. No conflicts during tech week (Nov 27-30)
Not all actors will be called for each rehearsal, especially early in the schedule. Additional roles won’t be required for rehearsal until approximately Nov 1.
No rehearsals will be schedule Nov 22-25 (Thanksgiving break)
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 and will be an evening of enchantment.
FERN ARABLE: girl, age 9-13
JOHN ARABLE: man, age 30-50
MARTHA ARABLE: woman, age 30-50
AVERY ARABLE: boy, age 11-15
HOMER ZUCKERMAN: man, age 30-60
EDITH ZUCKERMAN: woman, age 30-60
LURVY: young man, age 16-30
WILBUR: boy or young man
SHEEP: man or woman, mature
LAMB: boy or girl
ADDITIONAL: Reporter, Photographer, Spectators, Judges, Fairgoers, Announcer, Uncle (pig), Spiders
Ages listed are approximate stage ages and just a target. Casting is very flexible. Parts may be doubled.