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NCTC Performing Arts Theatre to produce children’s classic “Charlotte’s Web”

Written by Sean Henri

NCTC Performing Arts Theatre, home of Newington Children’s Theatre Company, will hold auditions for the children’s classic, Charlotte’s Web, on Thursday, September 24, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m

Auditions are scheduled for September

Auditions are scheduled for September

Auditions Scheduled for September; Performances in December

Newington, CT – NCTC Performing Arts Theatre, home of Newington Children’s Theatre Company, will hold auditions for the children’s classic, Charlotte’s Web, on Thursday, September 24, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., or by appointment on another date, at 743 North Mountain Road in Newington. Callback auditions will be scheduled if necessary on Saturday, September 26. The production will be presented December 4, 5 and 6, 2009 for four performances.

Auditions are open to ages 9 to 14. No prior experience is required, and auditions are open to children from any town. Both males and females are encouraged to audition. No prepared monologue is required, but those auditioning will be asked to read from the play. Comfortable clothing and sneakers should be worn. To schedule an audition, call (860) 666-NCTC (6282). Pre-scheduled auditions are preferred, but walk-ins also are welcomed. Students age 13 and up may also call with interest in stage crew and technical positions.

Based on the 1952 classic work by E.B. White, which the Children’s Literature Association named “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years,” this enchanting adaptation by award-winning playwright Joseph Robinette captures the original story in a thrilling theatrical presentation. All the characters are here: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig; Fern, the loving girl who understands the animals; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who does an occasional good deed; the Zuckermans and Arables; the residents of the barn cellar; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be both “a true friend and a good writer.” The NCTC production will be directed by Jill Luberto.

“Charlotte’s Web has been a favorite story for parents and children to share for decades,” said NCTC Executive Director Darren Farrington. “It’s a story that I loved as a child, that my daughter and I recently read together, and that NCTC is very excited to be bringing to our stage. This is a truly production for the entire family.”

For more details about this and other programs, please visit the theatre’s website at www.nctcarts.org.

About the author

Sean Henri

Sean is the founder and editor of The Connecticut Weekender, and CEO and Founder of Pepperland Marketing. He’s a lifelong CT resident and frequently blogs about the outdoors, beer, food, family life and small business in CT. Follow him on Twitter at @SeanHenri.

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