Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Tickets are going fast for the February performances of children’s classic.
Act now! Tickets are going fast. After the first weekend's show sold out, another weekend was added. Those tickets are selling briskly. Charlotte’s Web, the beloved children's classic, is being presented by interACT Theatre Productions at The Baird in South Orange with a cast featuring nearly 50 young performers from the region. Based on the book by E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web is being directed by Shona Roebuck on January 25-January 27 and February 1-February 3 at the Baird Theatre, 5 Mead St., South Orange. interACT Theatre Productions recently moved into its new home at The Baird. Now in its fourth season, interACT presents inclusive and accessible community theatre. Charlotte’s Web is the company’s first Youth production. Tickets are …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
South Orange's Baird Center holds auditions for a chance to bring book to life
When Elwyn Brooks White handed editor Ursula Nordstrom a manuscript in 1952, it was seven years after the publication of Stuart Little. The prolific writer had been on The New Yorker staff since 1927, and had seen Stuart Little receive an unenthusiastic critical response. However, Charlotte's Web became a best-seller and has been so since its publication, 60 years ago. Now, local kids have a chance to bring the beloved classic to life. Maplewood resident Shona Roebuck will direct InterACT's first children's show. "I am so excited to be directing interACT's first children's production," says Roebuck. "Charlotte's Web is a childhood favorite of mine, and I think this poignant story of friendship speaks to all, young and old,” she said. …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Auditions with InterACT for this children's classic are Oct. 23 and Oct. 24.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Auditions for Charlotte's Web will be held Tuesday, October 23 and Wednesday, October 24 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Baird Theater in South Orange. Callbacks will be Saturday, October 27 at 1 p.m. There are roles for all the enchanting characters of this children’s classic: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; 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, "…