The beloved E. B. White children’s book comes to life in this musical adaptation by Charles Strouse. Charlotte’s Web has been on reading lists in elementary schools for many years. 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 that will give your actors a great opportunity and your audience an evening of enchantment.Bring the whole family to root for Charlotte, Fern, and the barnyard animals as they try to save Wilbur the pig from his sad destiny.
Music and lyrics by Charles Strouse
Book by Joseph Robinette, based on the book by E. B. White