Pontiac Theatre IV is pleased to announce auditions for our upcoming production Charlotte’s Web based on the beloved novel by E. B. White and adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette. Auditions auditions will be on November 4 at 4:00 pm and November 5 and 7 at 7:00 pm. at the Michigan School for the Arts, 825 Golf, Pontiac, MI. The show will be cast with both children (as the children and the animals) and adults. Everyone is welcome to audition, there is no minimum age, as even the youngest can play the Goslings (children of the Goose and Gander).
Baby Wilbur – Five years old or younger, needs to be able to memorize
Middle Wilbur – Five to ten years old
Grown Wilbur – Naïve and curious, but never stupid. Likeable and outgoing. Must be physically able to spend much of the show sitting/ crawling on the floor.
Fern Arable – an innocent, loving, young girl with a big heart & motherly nature. A moralist, she argues to save Wilbur’s life and raises him like a mother. She understands animals and enjoys Charlotte’s stories.
John Arable – Fern’s father, a farmer. A nice man and caring father, but is more concerned with managing a successful farm.
Martha Arable – Fern’s mother. Caring, but can be high strung. Completely dismisses Fern’s claim to understand animals
Avery Arable – Fern’s older brother, boisterous and aggressive, a typical outdoors boy. He lacks sensitivity.
Homer Zuckerman – Fern’s uncle, a farmer who sometimes raises pigs. After Charlotte writes in the web, he becomes Wilbur’s fan
Edith Zuckerman – Fern’s aunt who spends most of her time in the kitchen. She is a bigger fan of Charlotte than of Wilbur.
Lurvy – Zuckerman’s hired hand, hard worker.
Templeton – barnyard rat, self-described glutton but not a merrymaker. He is crafty, selfish and tries (and fails) to be inconsiderate. Charlotte – A spider, Smart, Quick witted, motherly, loving Will probably be read for off stage with a puppet as Charlotte
Goose, Gander, Sheep, Lamb – the animals who live on Zuckerman’s farm.
Chorus – Reporter, Photographer, Spectators, Judges, Fairgoers, Announcer, Uncle (a pig), Young Spiders, Other Farm Animals.
Narrators – Storytellers who connect all the dots for the audience
Goslings – Six years old or younger.
Charlotte’s Web will be performed at The Michigan School for the Arts for six performances on January 18, 19, 25, 26 2019. Charlotte’s Web is Directed by Cody Barger, the Assistant Director is Dwaine Estes, Kendra Stankiewicz is the Stage Manager and the show will be Produced by John Tonner. The production is presented by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing.
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