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Casting Call for Boys and Girls for "Charlotte's Web" Play

Danville, IL, United States
ID: 571231Exp: 7/22/2024
Description:

Kids in Grades 3-8 are invited to audition for "Charlotte's Web" Play. Please see the details below. About the project: All the enchanting characters from the beloved book, “Charlotte’s Web,” 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. Additional info: Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Performance dates are September 6 at 7 pm, September 7 at 2 pm and 7 pm, and September 8 at 2 pm. If interested, please apply.

18 roles

WilburMale8-13 y.o.All ethnicities

Wilbur is a rambunctious pig, the runt of his litter. He is often strongly emotional.

CharlotteFemale8-13 y.o.All ethnicities

Charlotte A. Cavatica, or simply Charlotte, is a spider who befriends Wilbur. In some passages, she is the heroine of the story.

John ArableMale8-13 y.o.All ethnicities

John Arable is Wilbur's first owner.

Fern ArableFemale8-13 y.o.All ethnicities

John's daughter, who adopts Wilbur when he's a piglet, and later visits him. She is the only human in the story capable of understanding animal conversation.

LurvyMale8-13 y.o.All ethnicities

Lurvy, the hired man at Zuckerman's farm, who is the first to read the message in Charlotte's web.

TempletonMale8-13 y.o.All ethnicities

Templeton is a rat who helps Charlotte and Wilbur only when offered food. He serves as a somewhat caustic, self-serving comic relief to the plot.

Avery ArableMale8-13 y.o.All ethnicities

Avery Arable is Fern's elder brother and John's son. Like Templeton, he is a source of comic relief.

Homer ZuckermanMale8-13 y.o.All ethnicities

Homer Zuckerman is Fern's uncle who keeps Wilbur in his barn. He has a wife named Edith and an assistant named Lurvy.

LambBoth genders8-13 y.o.All ethnicities

GooseBoth genders8-13 y.o.All ethnicities

Old sheepBoth genders8-13 y.o.All ethnicities

Henry FussyMale8-13 y.o.All ethnicities

Henry Fussy is a boy of Fern's age, of whom Fern becomes fond.

Dr. DorianMale8-13 y.o.All ethnicities

Dr. Dorian is the family physician/psychologist consulted by Fern's mother and something of a wise old man character.

UncleMale8-13 y.o.All ethnicities

Uncle is a large pig whom Charlotte disdains for coarse manners but is recognized as Wilbur's rival at the fair.

Charlotte's childrenBoth genders8-13 y.o.All ethnicities

Charlotte's children are the 514 children of Charlotte the Spider.

JoyBoth genders8-13 y.o.All ethnicities

AraneaFemale8-13 y.o.All ethnicities

NellieFemale8-13 y.o.All ethnicities