The Summer Theatre of New Canaan will present a new professional production of "Charlotte's Web" for children and young families opening Saturday, July 12, at 10 a.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. and running weekends through Aug. 3, at Waveny Park.
The play is based on the book and colorful characters created by E.B. White. Generations of children and parents have enjoyed the book "Charlotte's Web" that has been heralded by the Children's Literature Association as "the best children's book of the past 200 years."
"In this new theater for a young audience play, five professional actors will play the multiple characters including the animals with newly crafted masks and a wonderful Charlotte puppet that allows us to present this show in a wonderfully imaginative and creative way," said Melody Meitrott Libonati, artistic director of the Summer Theatre of New Canaan.
"Charlotte's Web" will run in a repertory with the current TYA shows "Little Mermaid Jr." and the world premier and pre-Off Broadway run of "Merrilee Mannerly The Magnificent Musical."
The children's series of shows are Saturdays at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. and Sundays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and play through Aug. 3. The final performance of "Merrilee Mannerly" is Saturday, July 19.
All seats reserved. Tickets are on sale through the STONC box office -- visit www.stonc.org, or call 203-966-4634. Tickets also available for stage-side picnic tables for pre-show dining, children's birthday parties and group sale discounts. Check the season calendar (www.stonc.org) for special events, author/playwright appearances, staged readings and special concerts. The box office opens one hour before show time.