Now through May 7
A charming and timeless story full of fun, friendship and adventure.
Bring Wilbur, Charlotte and their farmyard friends directly into your living room (without the barnyard smells) as E.B. White’s endearing book comes to life live on stage. Featuring an all-youth cast directed and designed by high school artists, you’ll meet Wilbur, a terrific piglet trying to make his way in the world, and Charlotte, the wise and winsome spider who becomes his best friend. This tender story about true friendship will liven up your living room!SHOW PROGRAM
LIVESTREAM TICKETS: This production will be livestreamed on Friday, April 30th at 11am and 1pm and Saturday, May 1st at 10am. Just $10 per device.
SUBSCRIBERS: Charlotte’s Web is replacing previously announced How I Became a Pirate. We will be in contact with subscribers soon to see how you would like your tickets handled.
VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP
Thanks to our grants and generous donors, we’re pleased to make our 2020 production of Charlotte’s Web available at no cost via livestream on April 30, 2021 or on-demand May 3-7, 2021. Any preschool, K-12 school, daycare, or registered homeschool can request access to watch a performance online. Like an in-person student matinee, the program is intended to be experienced as part of the school day and curriculum. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.
We are proud to announce our cast for Charlotte’s Web.
Thanks to all who auditioned for this production! We had tremendous turnout for auditions and so much talent was displayed. We wish we were able to offer roles to everyone, and we sincerely hope to see all of our youth auditionees at future auditions and in summer camp!
Narrator – Toby Rone
Wilbur – Abby Reiter
Arable – Victoria Schindler
Fern – Monica Schlough
Avery, Sheep – Gavin Vaughn
Homer – Gunnar Swenson
Lurvy – Makya Turcotte
Goose – Madelyn Weekley
Gander, Uncle – Max Hall
Templeton – Noelle Buehrer
Charlotte – Danielle Rogers
Carter, President – Lee Rone
Samuel Kloss is a sophomore at Ricori High School. Samuel has participated in many school productions over the years, starting in sixth grade at Kennedy Middle school. He is also very active in the Boy Scouts and is the Senior Patrol Leader for his troop. Samuel also participates in track, football, and his church’s choir.
Youth Sound Designer
Lilly is a sophomore at Sauk Rapids High School. She has been interested in sound designer for quite sometime and is excited to see that side of production. Lilly has participated in many GREAT shows including the role of Alice in the 2019 production of Alice in Wonderland.
Youth Costume Designer
Grecia Lopez works at GREAT Theatre as a Teaching Artist with a goal to become an actress. She enjoys hanging out with her cat and watching rom-coms. Grecia has been in productions such as The Little Mermaid, Alice in Wonderland, The Sound of Music, and Mamma Mia with GREAT.
Youth Lighting Designer
Welcome Bailey Guggisberg! Bailey is a senior at Sartell High school and the lighting designer for “Charlotte’s Web”. In her free time, Bailey participates in jazz band, multiple youth groups, and does karate.
Bailey has participated in theatre through school since the sixth grade starting with sound effects but would soon develop curiosity to the lighting side of things. Bailey has done spotlight and run light board for numerous productions such as “Antigone”, “Lion King JR.”, “Shrek Jr.”, and more.
Youth Scenic Designer
Adelaide is a freshman at St. John’s Preparatory School and the scenic designer of “Charlotte’s Web”. In her free time, Adelaide participates in the SPJ Theatre and Games Club where she plays a lot of Dungeons and Dragons and is on the Knowledge Bowl Team.
She has been involved with GREAT since she was just seven years old and most recently was the “wrimp wrangler” for Disney’s The Little Mermaid and Elf the Musical.
Youth Digital Designer
Warner is a freshman at Sartell High School and is actively involved in Sartell’s videography and live-streaming team. He has been shooting commercials and video for nearly three years and hopes to continue this carreer path. In the past, Warner has shot live events with Jim McAllister (another videographer in the area) for School of Rock, SCSU Dance Showcase, and the Wirth Center Talent Show. Independently he has produced commercials for Sta-Fit, Mantra Salon, Sartell Family Medicine, and FaceTime Business Resources. He was also responsible for live-streaming Sartell sporting events, Sartell Chamber of Commerce, and Sartell City Counil.
Central MN Arts Board
This activity is made possible in part, by a grant from the Central MN Arts Board with funds appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature from its general fund.