Charlotte's Web is based on E.B. White's loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops! Charlotte, a fine writer and true friend, hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman. She will create a "miracle." Spinning the words "Some Pig" in her web, Charlotte weaves a solution which not only makes Wilbur a prize pig but also ensures his place on the farm forever.  

This treasured tale, featuring madcap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love and the true meaning of friendship.

Charlotte's Web will be available virtually for Spring 2021 and will be touring live and in person for the Fall 2021 - Spring 2022 Season.

Approximate Running Time: 60 Minutes
Recommended Ages: Grades K through 5

Curriculum Connections

  • Communication and Language Arts
  • Literature Based
  • Music
  • Relationships and Family


  • Friendship
  • Communication
  • Perserverence
  • Coming of Age
  • Loyalty
  • Sacrifice

Fun Fact

Playwright Joseph Robinette has published over 55 plays and is best known for writing the book to Broadway's A Christmas Story: The Musical.

Original Credits

Adaptation by Joseph Robinette
Based on the novel by E.B. White
Design and Original Direction by Andrew Rasmussen
Costume Design by Tristan Raines
Original Music Composition and Orchestration by "Sheriff" Bob Saidenberg, Kat Minogue, Robert Abrahams, and Michael Donovan

Photos: Jeremy Daniel; Cast: Sergio Castillo, Cassidy Layton, Matthew Dwight Lincoln, Taylor Marie Rasmussen, Clay Westman

Slide "Uniformly excellent." - The Blade (Toledo, OH) Slide "Thank you for giving us a wonderful play, and thank you for making it so interesting and making us laugh. Today was a fun day!" – Dianni, 4th grader in Reading, PA Slide "So clever and well done!
It was VERY well received by the students that attended this morning.
THANKS for touring such HIGH-QUALITY shows."
– Sarah and David, Michigan