LAKE PLACID - Forty-six local children will dramatize a musical version of E.B. White's classic barnyard tale of Wilbur the pig and the spider who saves him from becoming bacon Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1 to 3, at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.
"Charlotte's Web" (the musical), directed by Jessica M. Deeb, will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students under 18.
This new musical version of White's beloved book includes "Eating," Wilbur's song about growing up; "Who Says We Can't Be Friends?" a duet between Wilbur and his new-found, eight-legged companion; and "Welcome to the Zuckerman Barn," featuring all the story's animals in a hand-clapping, toe-tapping hoedown.
(Enterprise photo — Peter Crowley)
For more information and reservations, call the LPCA at 518-523-2512. This production is funded in part by the Lake Placid Education Foundation and the Joy to the Children Benefit, and is presented in cooperation with Rising Star Productions.
The cast includes children from Saranac Lake, Lake Placid, Keene, Lake Clear, Bloomingdale and Rainbow Lake:
Charlotte (spider): Elodie Linck (SL)
Wilbur (pig): Ayla Buerkett (RL)
Templeton (rat): Abbie Wolff (SL)
Sheep: Hannah Latour (SL)
Lamb: Emma Peer (SL)
Goose: Sylvie Linck (SL)
Gander: Davey Mihill (LP)
Bat: Forrest Monroe (SL)
Owl: Kate Broderick (LP)
Goslings: Eleanor Crowley (SL), Alexa Harper (LP), Ellen Lansing (LP), Kenny Lawless (SL), Morgan Olsen (Bloomingdale), Katie Samperi (SL), Bailey Smith (LP)
Baby spiders: Grace Carlson (LP), Paul Fogarty (SL), Sage Kite-Widden (SL), Anthony Samperi (SL), Cloe Silverstein (Keene), Maya Silverstein (Keene), Emma Van Weelden (SL)
Fern Arable: Alivia Sapone (SL)
Avery Arable: Jesse Izzo (LP)
John Arable: DJ Morgan (SL)
Martha Arable: Sophie Morelli (LP)
Homer Zuckerman: Silas Swanson (SL)
Edith Zuckerman: Melissa Rath (LP)
Lurvy: Witter Swanson (SL).
Ensemble: Morgan Broderick (LP), Rosemary Crowley (SL), Haley Donatello (LP), Jillian Duffy (Bloomingdale), Lily Ervin (SL), Aurelle Fogarty (SL), John Holmlund (SL), Kaylee McLean (LC), Natalie Orman (SL), Sierra Peck (LP), Lindsey Rath (LP), Zach Richards (LP), Sarah Samperi (SL), Mira Scannell (LP), Jackson Small (SL), Simon Thill (LC).