for the TCP Readers’ Theatre Production of
Charlotte’s Web will be held on
Monday, August 12 @ 7 PM;
Tuesday, August 13 @ 4PM; and Wednesday, August 14 @ 7 PM
at the TCP Playhouse.
Many roles available!
You need attend only one audition.
For additional information contact
Gail Link 865-657-3014 or
Debbie Mayberry 865-458-7929.
Production Casting a production of E. B. White's Charlotte's Web for Tellico Community Players. The story, based on the classic children’s book, features all of the unforgettable characters, coming to life for young audiences in a readers’ theatre production.
Dates- Monday, August 12 @ 7 PM; Tuesday, August 13 @ 4 PM; and Wednesday, August 14@ 7PM
Location- Tellico Community Playhouse in the Patricia Smith Theatre, 304 Lakeview Plaza, Loudon, TN 37774.
Details- This TCP Playhouse production is the first play our company has produced especially for children. We plan to present it free of charge as a gift to the families
and youth of our community. It will be a modified readers’ theatre presentation that will require limited memorization and movement. Candidates will be required to participate in a cold reading from the script. Strong candidates will display their vocal talent by using unique vocal characteristics for different roles; by demonstrating their use of variety in pitch, intonation, speech rate, and volume to portray their character; and by adapting their own voices to fit the situation of their role, whether it is youngster or adult, human or animal.
Story Outline The story begins when a young girl named Fern rescues a runty piglet, raises it as her own and names him Wilbur. However, after Wilbur grows into a pig, she is compelled to sell him to her Uncle Homer Zuckerman down the street. At Zuckerman's barn, Wilbur meets a host of animals and later learns from them that come winter, he is destined to become breakfast bacon unless someone saves him from that fate. Fearing for his life, Charlotte, a gentle and wise spider who befriends the lonely Wilbur, vows to save his life and sets about doing just that in her own special way.
Cast of Characters
A flexible ensemble group consisting of the following roles:
Fern Arable - a female to play young girl; loyal and loving girl who is Wilbur's human protector;
John Arable - male; a farmer and father to Fern
Martha Arable-female; a farmer’s wife and mother to Fern and Avery
Avery Arable- male to play a young boy; a young brother to Fern
Homer Zuckerman - male; a friendly farmer; Fern’s uncle
Edith Zuckerman- female; caring wife of Homer;
Lurvy- male; a hired hand on the Zuckerman farm
Wilbur - male or female; a young pig; naive at first, eventually courageous; he is loveable, curious about the world, and a true friend
Templeton -male; wily, gluttonous, and selfish rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed
Charlotte- female to play a spider; she is Wilbur's barnyard guardian angel; she is smart, resourceful, and wise, and a true friend to Wilbur.
Goose (female), Gander (male), Sheep (m or f), Lamb (m or f)- barnyard animal ensemble who are friends of Wilbur
Chorus of 3 Narrators- male or female; enthusiastic storytellers to the young audience
Story Extras- Reporter, Photographer, Spectators, Judges, Fairgoers, Announcer, Uncle (a pig), Young Spiders (voices only)
Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations
Rehearsals are scheduled to begin on Tuesday, September 3, at 7 PM at the TCP Playhouse. This is a mandatory meeting for all cast and crew members. The rehearsal schedule will be distributed at this meeting. We generally rehearse on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays in the evening.
Production dates for Charlotte’s Web are October 18 (an evening performance) and October 19 (two performances).
Producer Gail Link- email@example.com
Director Debbie Mayberry- firstname.lastname@example.org