The timeless tale of a spider and a pig will hit the stage at Isabelle Reader theatre starting this weekend.
The beloved story of Charlotte’s Web has dazzled generations and brought magic and hope to many.
A cast of more than 25 actors, children and adults, are bring the musical version of E.B. White’s story to light in Langford, on the 60th anniversary of its publication.
“It’s such a delightful story,” said Margaret Dean, director for Four Seasons Musical Theatre. “A lot of children know the story, they are familiar with it and they associate with the characters.”
The story follows a pig named Wilbur, a runt, who is sent to live on a farm to escape being killed for his small size.
Wilbur, played by both David Hunwick and Márus Gunnarsson, meets a special and rather smart spider named Charlotte, played by 17-year-old Cati Landry.
Wilbur is also befriended by a goose, a gander, some sheep and a gluttonous rat named Templeton.
As Wilbur grows and matures, he faces a death sentence yet again, this time to provide bacon and pork chops. Charlotte starts to write messages in her web, such as “Some pig,” to turn Wilbur into a celebrity and keep him alive.
If Charlotte were to make a special web for this production, Dean said it would say, “terrific.”
The production is geared towards families and children of all ages.
When & Where
-Charlotte’s Web, 2 p.m. matinee performances: May 5, 6, 12 and 13. Evening performances at 7 p.m.: May 4 and 11.
-All shows are at Isabelle Reader Theatre at Spencer school, 1026 Goldstream Ave.
-See www.fourseasons musicaltheatre.com.