Thursday, September 12, 2013

Announcing auditions: Charlotte's Web

Director Denise Laussade has announced audition information for Charlotte's Web, the second show in the 2013-2014 Civic Youth Theatre season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. Joseph Robinette adapted the script from the book by E.B. White.

The Children's Literature Association named Charlotte's Web "the best American children's book of the past two hundred years." Adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette, all the enchanting characters are here:  Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher, Fern, Templeton, 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."

Auditions will be Saturday, Sept. 28 from 2-5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 29 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Oakland High School, 611 S. 21st Street in Lafayette.

Actors are encouraged to read the full script before auditions. They can be checked out from Civic Theatre's office at 313 N. 5th Street in Lafayette. They should bring a calendar to auditions to note their availability for rehearsals and to note any conflicts.

Denise is looking for youth with all levels of acting experience:

* Six (6) boys, ages 5 through 13
* Nine (9) girls, ages 5 through 13
* Eleven (11) other boys or girls, ages 5 through 13

Charlotte's Web will be performed Friday, November 15 through Sunday, November 17 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows will begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday show will begin at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth age 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 765-423-7529 or visiting

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

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